zoltan the first stage of zoltan vinyl lp

First Stage Zoltan

New Condition


Zoltan evoke minimalistic electronic grandeur on their Cineploit debut

Andy Thompson – keyboards
Matt Thompson – bass, keyboards, 12 string acoustic guitar
Andrew Prestidge – drums, keyboards


“The group’s clearly inspired by the sound of 70s soundtracks – and maybe a bit of 80s, too – especially the John Carpenter-type of film score that was often heavy on keyboards, used in really spare and spooky ways! Moogy moments mix with Yamaha, Juno, Jupiter, and other electrified lines and recorded beautifully with just the right sort of vintage sound!” (Dusty Groove)

“There is a malicious, bass-driven undertone to the band’s work which works hand in hand with Zoltan’s higher, more ambitious orchestrations, the moods of which link quite often with the jazzier end of 70s film scores, a la Alain Goraguer’s Planete Sauvage, for example.
Indeed, while shades of Halloween certainly permeate Zoltan’s electronic symphonies, there exists a certain depth to the band’s composition which lifts them above mere homage and plagiarism into the upper echelon of their field; deserved praise for a band so relatively new to the scene, yet utterly deserved: Zoltan totally rules.” (Boston Examiner)