Heavy Hops Ep. 064: Zone Tripper (Dave Schmidt/Electric Moon, Zone Six, Sula Bassana)

Joining us this week is German multi instrumentalist Dave Schmidt. He is a pillar in the modern psychedelic music scene: his projects Electric Moon, Zone Six, Krautzone, Intercosmos as well as his solo work – released under the name Sula Bassana – are essential listening for anyone looking to open their mind and reach the outer galaxies. His label Sulatron Records sits at the convergence of neo-psychedelic, krautrock, ambient electronic and progressive rock – in a normal year releasing a prolific amount of records for a one person operation.

We discuss improvisation in heavy music, Dave’s experience growing up in Berlin in the 1980s, playing in non-traditional venues such as the planetarium in Bochum where I first saw Electric Moon, his collaboration with Portuguese kosmische explorer Talea Jacta for Roadburn Redux, and what he’s been up to with his numerous musical projects during the last year and a half.

You’ll find links to Dave’s projects and label in the episode notes (below), as well as a killer video of Electric Moon performing at Freak Valley Festival in 2019.

Find Dave Schmidt:
Electric Moon
Sula Bassana
Zone Six
Sulatron Records
Electric Moon Live at Freak Valley 2019

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Music by: Sam Cangelosi

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