Zoogma brought their live electronica to the Social in Orlando last night with a set list that spanned their 6 years together. From some of their first material to a cover of Rusko’s “Everyday,” these guys displayed variety for a city that lacks it, musically speaking.
Amongst my personal favorites were the newest songs, from their debut LP Anthems 4 Androids. The guitar-shredding solo and prog synth stabs of “Dustbin” translated nicely to the fill up the room. The future funk sound of “Landing Gear” played with space as the loopy synth line and gaps in sound tightly energized the scene.
And you can’t see Zoogma without mentioning musicianship, which was pouring from the stage. As they play, they communicate, which is a lucky thing to see in such a small venue like the Social. Outside of jam festivals and arena shows, you don’t get to witness live risks like the ones Zoogma take each night.
I met a man last night who has seen 14 Zoogma shows and is following the Florida run. That’s the kind of fan base these guys are building by keeping each show fresh and new. Oh, and who could forget the Michael Jackson “Thriller” remix.