Zang Productions
University of the King

University of the King

This is where the Zang story began. Tape 4-tracks, computers made out of bits of other computers, and other junk belonging to Rob's Dad.

We - Rob, Kev and David - make most of our albums for dares, and a desire to do things we're not comfortable with. We like to go as far as the dare may take us.

The next project has something to do with a dare about beanz..


So Long, Farewell, Goodbye, I Love You

20th Mar 2013
FROM NEWS...
So Long, Farewell, Goodbye, I Love You

After a decade of musical jestering Zang Productions Cheap Soma is finally to be shut down. We leave you with these parting gifts:

-One last album, called So Long, Farewell, Goodby, I Love You. It's free to download, and it features University of the King, Florent, Barrowclough, Benjamin Blower, Greybeard, Vincent Gould, Fiction Fight, Ebenezer,Bethan Marshall and Selina Blakeney.

-And also three music videos - dug out out of the vaults of unfinished Zang work. One for Selina Blakeney's Stay Tight, one for The Custodians' Sacred, and one for Benjamin Blower's Hey Hey Babylon is Dead...

With love x


Advent Day 13

13th Dec 2012
FROM NEWS...
Advent Day 13
This is a true story, about falling down a manhole once while shopping for a Christmas turkey. The sample is from some rat pack record. All rat pack stuff works for Christmas songs.
Here it is...

Advent Day 11

11th Dec 2012
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Advent Day 11
Doesn't sound like a Christmas song. This tells the story of John the Baptist leaping in the womb when his mother Elizabeth embraces Mary, pregnant with the messiah...

Here it is

Advent Day 9

9th Dec 2012
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Advent Day 9
It was 2005 and it was one of UotK's best. Typically playful, and yet totally sincere, if you can believe it.

The sleigh bells... the beat drop at 2 mins... the rock falsetto (rob I think)... that guitar flourish (!) at 3mins... the beat-boxing at 3:10... Selina Blakeney saving the song at 3:20...

No one else was doing this kind of thing back in 2005.

Here it is

Advent Day 5

5th Dec 2012
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Advent Day 5
Continuing the tradition of a secret Christmas track at the end of every University of the King record, we made this for that foetal hip-hop philosophy long player Zang Hibidy. Not a very Christmassy album in feel - true - but the nativity story is one rich field of foetal philosophy.

One review of that album stated "the vocals annoy throughout." Some people just didn't get it. Here it is...

ZANG ADVENT DAY 3

3rd Dec 2012
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ZANG ADVENT DAY 3
Here is the third Christmas song in Zang's advent calenderof 2012.

It's the secret track on University of the King's ground breaking 2002 long player Look Out for Germs. Rob was super keen to do this one in a real Nat King Cole voice, and we all ended up a little bit disappointed at missing the mark so badly. I guess either you're Nat King Cole, or you're not Nat King Cole, and we weren't Nat King Cole. Still, it's alright.

So here it is: Merry Chritmas to You...

ZANG'S CHRISTMAS ADVENT CALENDER BEGINS...

1st Dec 2012
FROM NEWS...
ZANG'S CHRISTMAS ADVENT CALENDER BEGINS...
This will be the last ever Zang Christmas, and so the Zang family will be counting down to the day of the Saviour's birth (or the day we celebrate it over here anyway), with 25 of Zang's favourite Christmas songs from the last decade.

Today, the 1st of December, we bring you Sleigh Ride - a record from University of King, way back in 2004. I, for one had had this song in my mind for some time. It's got a great family feeling to it. Some beautiful extra vocals on there from Selina Blakeney (who was rescuing a lot of UotK work from nightmarish atonality at that time), and listen out for the solo at 2:20... It's quite something.

Benjamin Blower

The Custodians - Sacred EP

6th Dec 2010
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The Custodians - Sacred EP
We heard an iconic track, we made a remix. That then spawned another remix, a remix of a remix if you will.

Then it all went crazy - behind the creators back - suddenly remakes and covers were appearing, the track was alive!

Here they all are in - The Zang Family Tear Down And Build Up The Custodians Sacred

This genre hopping release contains work by Benjamin Blower, University of the King, Fiction Fight, Greybeard, Kevin Toms (Ickberg, UotK), The Army of the Broken Hearted and Selina Blakeney.

We at Zang love this!

Availble at on CD from the Zang Online Store

Or as digital download at iTunes, Amazon.co.uk, Boomkat, Play.com, Spotify...

Zangthology 2000-2010

9th Nov 2010
FROM NEWS...
Zangthology 2000-2010
Zang very proudly presents ZANGTHOLOGY 2000-2010, a compilation celebrating the indie- label's first decade of work.

We have selected 30 tracks from the first 10 years of Zang featuring University of the King, Ickberg, Benjamin Blower, The Custodians and Bethan Marshall. For some of these tracks, it is the first time they have been available online...

Don't Forget Last Years FREE Christmas Album!

13th Dec 2009
FROM NEWS...
Don't Forget Last Years FREE Christmas Album!
 
The Zang Productions Ensemble's "Christmas Time Is Here Again" is released tomorrow... But for those that need some extra Christmassy-ness today, go and download last years free Christmas Album - "A Zang Christmas"

The free Christmas album has 10 tracks on it with an accompanying music video for the track "Jumping Home For Christmas" with can be watched HERE
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Benjamin Blower
Fiction Fight
Florent
Barrowclough
The Custodians
Waler
Josiah Gillespie
Greybeard
Bethan Marshall
University of the King
Selina Blakeney
The Zang Productions Ensemble
Ickberg
Vincent Gould