ZEN-MEN started to transduce universal thoughts using musical waves in the year 1995. Two years later, 1997 the first album “men from mars” was released. Several tracks were licensed to various compilations worldwide including Buddha Bar, Café abstrait, SpaceNight, Klassik Lounge and others.
The music is often described as “special” or “unique”. Well it is the essence of years of research and studies in e.g. BioFeedback, BioPhotonics, Buddhism, Cymatics, Harmonik (Hans Kayser), Hawking, Hinduism, Kepler, Leonardo da Vinci, LIFE, Metaphysics, Numerology, Overtones, Plato, Psychology, Quantum physics, ZEN…
The musical background is based on many years in different music-schools, classical piano, e-bass, trumpet and an exam in Sax, living years in various bands, big bands and jazz combos.
Set and setting are very important elements in the creation of ZEN-MEN’s music. The vocals of “une table à trois” were recorded when Caroline was pregnant in her 9th month. Movements of her unborn daughter can be heard in the original takes. This may also explain “the table for 3”…
It took almost 8 years to complete the 2nd album “you are home”. Many things happened on this tiny, little blue planet and ZEN-MEN luckily met some unique artists. Fabian Posca playing the harp on “Hold me” like only Fabian could play it. Isgaard, who also worked with Schiller, sings with her voice from the stars “day by day”, Khoi from Vietnam, Lee Youngme from South-Korea, Nienna Arien the fairy and the one and only DJ Jondal, with his million fans at Klassikradio, speaks in “I am home”. Some say, “you are home” is a journey for 77 minutes through the world of ZEN-MEN. Furthermore, the CD’s booklet contains 12 specially created images, one for each song.
With “shapes of passion. Vol. 1” ZEN-MEN created a unique album in 2005 especially for ligne roset. One year later, in 2006 the ZEN-MEN album “AlphawaveZ” and upon various requests the “inventive” Christmas album “2512-Christmas” were released. In addition, Life Ball commissioned a unique fusion out of classic operetta themes, harmonic lounge and deephouse rhythms. The music of this production welcomed the VIP guests on the red carpet at Life Ball 2006. For PORSCHE DESIGN “Live your dream” featuring DJ Jondal was produced.
In 2008 ZEN-MEN released Medi-X. Both Volumes 001+101 were also available as double premium CDs for the benefit of SOS-Kinderdorf e.V. Germany. In 2010 Medi-X Videos vol. 01 and “Power-Naps” in different languages followed.
A ZEN-MEN chapter closed in 2010 after the release of the album “Rue Lepic”. I guess, we all learn one day or the other, that the only constant thing in this life is: change.
Fast forward, 12 years later, in 2022, a new ZEN-MEN chapter opens up with the release of the album “Hang On”. It reflects my personal journey over the years and some bits of wisdom I picked up along the way.
“What I like about this album is how personal it is – every track has a story, it’s balanced – calm and dynamic at the same time. I can defo picture you 😉 “Jen
Creating “Hang On” was a splendid journey for me. Hopefully it is useful for you, too.
Much love 💟
«Le soleil brille toujours pour celui qui sait le voir…»ZEN-MEN