Louder Than the Big Bang
Zylascope started in Coffs Harbour in 1990 under the name Plethora with Geoff Williams (Guit/Vox/Amiga) and Pawl Andersen (Bass/Vox/Keys). Pawl left to start his band Cartoon. In 1993 I asked Peter Tasker to join, playing bass. We played some shows in Lismore that were great fun. On-stage we played Guitar and Bass over a backing tape containing all the sequencing, drums, synth parts, sound effects, etc., and sang on top of that. I guess you've got to expect to come up against some resistance when you're trying to do something truly unique... That explains why we were literally thrown out of one pub, for singing about drugs. Our best show in Lismore was a support gig for Bloody Mary at the Gollan. Now, the Gollan is only a small pub but it was cram packed full that night. All Bloody Mary fans. I asked Graeme Ward to play drums with us that night, so we were a three piece that night. (Peter, Graeme & Me) About half of the tracks on Louder Than The Big Bang were performed in the Lismore shows and the rest were recorded in the 15 years since that Gollan show. I spent a long time just recording instrumentals. So long as it had a driving beat, techno bass lines and mind-twisting synth filtering, it got recorded. Gated synth pads flutter by alongside snappy beats while grunge guitars cut through the industrial stampede of digital sampling. Electronica, tracks ranging from danceable grooves to mysterious music for headphones. Pumping electro-instrumentals. Experimental trance rock. Something a bit different. If you love Britney Spears then you'll hate us! 15 years later I have decided to release 'Louder Than The Big Bang' under the name Zylascope. I'm working on a new album too so please check this page to stay informed... Geoff Williams.