What better way to start the New Year than to find what is allegedly England’s first all Electronic band. Basil Brooks and Gwyo Zepix formed Zorch in the early seventies (Gwyo taking his name from their Surrey cottage commune post code). They played free festivals in the seventies such as Windsor in 1974, Meigan Fayre in 1975 and Stonehenge Festival in 1974 and 1975. They had a freaky light show, a dancer called Silver (their sound man Tony Andrews’ wife) and were friends with Gong. Their lighting man John Andrews (no relation) named their light show Acidica.
They only recorded one studio album, Ouroboros, in 1975 but if you are a fan of Tangerine Dream, Tonto’s Expanding Head Band, Klaus Schulze or the BBC Electronic Workshop or if you can imagine Tubular Bells with no organic instruments then you are going to love this.
There’s a surprising amount of information if you follow the links below. Thanks to Rod MacQuarrie for the tip.
0:00:00 – Mother Earth
0:11:55 – Electro Flow
0:18:06 – Return Of The Elohim