So I was searching around the internet trying to find a picture of the brilliant producer I’ve discovered named George F. Zimmer but couldn’t find anything but this cowboy hat with a lit up EL wire wrapped around it. Heck all I found was this short, silly autobiography about a cowboy from Hyattsville, Maryland who one day bought a iMac, Ableton, and a Roland JP8000. This secretive musician is signed onto the Swiss progressive house label named Unreleased Digital based out of Zurich. He is also a member of the prestigious producer club by the name of Helvetic Nerds that includes Daniel Portman, Chris Reece, and EDX.
Apparently Zimmer’s fascination with Huxley’s fictional euphoric drug Soma has inspired this first incredibly uplifting track. It features a voice proclaiming Soma is poetry. The origin of poetry is Soma. This sample was taken from an audio reproduction of the book Ploughing The Clouds: The Search For Irish Soma by Peter Lamborn Wilson. Published in 1999, this book is an in-depth study of the effects of hallucinogenic drugs and aims to prove with historical evidence that religious experiences from the past were assisted by drug-induced hallucinations. Tansania is another deep progressive house track that features smooth beats and enigmatic synths. Not only is the track very advanced with an incredible variety of sounds, but its progression is spectacular. Lastly, Tabora is easily the most trance-y of these three tracks with its graceful piano melodies and sublime breakdown.
George F. Zimmer’s shroud of mystery has only made me hungrier for his productions and curious about his whereabouts. Any of you got any information out there to divulge? Perhaps this is a part of his clever strategy to become more widely known. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.