You know, I’ve talked about punk rock for most of my blog posts. I can’t help it. It’s my passion. It’s something that drives me to wake up in the morning. It’s strange to think a genre of music could completely engulf someone’s entire essence in a single drum fill or angular guitar chord. Sometimes I do get a little burnt out on my passion. I’ve had to switch it up occasionally just so I don’t become pigeon holed into one of those mindless drones that plague any sort of musical subculture. So I’m going to talk about one of my passions, my love for synth-driven music.

There are a few groups that come to mind when it comes to synth music. A few groups come to mind instantly, but I’m not going to talk about Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, or New Order. About a year ago, I was delving into the depths of the internet. Something I do from time to time, especially when it comes to finding something new and riveting in the musical realm. I stumbled onto this group, Zombi, which is promptly named after the Italian release of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead.

Taking influences from groups such as Goblin, King Crimson, and John Carpenter; they completely redefine progressive rock and make it into their own entity. It’s something absolutely marvelous. Imagine the scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey with the obelisk? I imagine Zombi as the obelisk towering over our pathetic, ape-like mannerisms and thoughts. Their sound is almost earth shattering. Like watching a black hole eradicate our entire existence. Very cosmic, haunting, and beautiful.

One thing about Zombi is that they have their own, unique sound and take on the world of synth-driven music. They have a talent that cannot be simply replicated. It’s completely their own. That’s something I always look for when it comes to music of any sorts. Something that’s original with lots of passion. The world is a very bleak place and we need something to help us trudge through our workdays and quiet nights.

Bookmans prides itself on being more than your average bookstore; rather, one that will ensure that everyone will find something they love. From thrash metal to punk rock, veggie tales to Harry Potter, the store is filled with music, movies and books that add adrenaline to the normal shopping experience and heighten obsessions across the board. We always recommend checking to see if we have a particular title or album in stock before you get your heart set on something, but Zombi is sure to make your shopping list. We swear it’s worth the try.