InfluencesRock'n'roll, biker films, driving movies, Clint Eastwood, feedback, fuzz, distortion, riffs, rock art, screenprinting, hot rods, frank kozik, peace, love, doom, gigposters.com, Tiger beer, Corona, Sol, Jaigermeister, dreams, visions, fire, water, demons, coastline
AwardsI got a plastic Oscar when I was at college
About me:Mindzap is a creative force. Multi camera live video, music videos, lightshows/visuals for bands, gig posters, right through to gig promotion. Specializing in helping underground bands achieve visual eye candy since 2003 . Mindzap may be available to light you up live or lay you down on video, ask away!
MINDZAP lightshows can be seen at the Freakout night at the Unicorn in Camden every month
Grifter- Sweat like Horses video, edited by MINDZAP
Colour Haze- Roses, live at the Underworld. Shot and edited by MINDZAP
Signed and Numbered- Rock poster film by MINDZAP
Diagonal with the Mindzap lighshow at Skill Wizard
Josiah live at Roadburn 2007 filmed by MINDZAP
Brant Bjork at The Underworld, Camden filmed and edited by MINDZAP
Bands and events that mindzap has done something for:
Roadsaw Ten Ton Tabby Lasers From Atlantis Cujo Crumbling Ghost White Lightning Prince Of Pratts Obiat Trippy Wicked and the cosmic children of the knight An Axe Instant Flight Outskirts of Infinity Dusteroid Alabama Thunderpussy Litmus Earthling Society Leafhound Gentlemens Pistols Olde Chrone Firebird Invasion Ramesses Stubb Sedulus Ahymsa Aluna Alzir Tribe of Cro Sunshine Republic Mantra night Silent Front Grifter They Died Too Young Poster Roast Skill Wizard Diagonal The Dresdens Sonic Lord Suns Of Thunder Bomb The Sun Mondo Cada Blood Island Raiders Jecano Cherry Choke Rachmanite Horse Called War End Of Level Boss White Fang The Laze
Video: Colour Haze Josiah Five Horse Johnson Brant Bjork and The Bros Electric Wizard Capricorns Nebula PORN Melvins Fantomas big band Dozer Cherry Choke
More coming soon!
Mindzap all dayer (May 2009) gig review (from ninehertz.co.uk):
If two and a half bottles of wine the night before and a 7am bed-time is a good excuse to miss some fine Stoner/Doom bands, then I had a good excuse to miss a lot of Mindzap's first All-Dayer. But it isn't - I vow not make the same mistake twice. When I did manage to get there, the grooves coming through the outer wall of The Gaff were impressive, courtesy of Grifter. Their name might remind one of the bike design from the 80s, but their riffs are firmly rooted a few years further back. In this case, a good place to be.
Alunah I have no clue about, as the beer I had drunk during Grifter met up with the wine from the night before and things got hazy for a while, which eventually turned out to be a good method for enjoying Obiat. Frontman Laz dominates the stage, and his mad necromancer act makes the potentially-cheesy bat and skeleton decorations of the venue seem eerie. The powerful storm that the rest of the band kick up (especially formidable drummer Neil) is proof that the spells conjured by Laz really do work. If I was forced to categorise it as either 'Doom' or 'Stoner', I'd call it 'Doom'. However, unlike some of the bands in that genre, it's never limited to the depressing or oppressive, though. This is surely due to the subtle (no, really!) psychedelic element, which the band manage to maintain throughout, keeping heads a-banging and hips gyrating. Mysterious and satisfying stuff that doesn't skimp on the heaviness nor the psychedelic. Sometimes a hard line to tread. I know I'm late coming to the party having only discovered Obiat, but at least it wasn't a case of even more wine and still missing out to this day. Unlike Laz and his boys, that would have been genuinely mad.
Roadsaw are a lighter proposition, but their whisky stoner gets the crowd going well enough. No cover of 'When The Levee Breaks' (unless they played it at lightspeed when I was in the toilet), but such things would matter little to the crowd tonight. The booze has definitely kicked-in for everyone else too, and the night ends on a high note. Well, given the down-tuned genre, that's technically a low note, but smiles abound. Roadsaw definitely buzzed London. A good one then, more from Mindzap please!
Who I'd like to meet:My Maker
- Status: Single
- Height: 0' 1"
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Occupation: Motion Graphics
GeneralVisuals Chicks Speed Optikinetics Lightshows Valves Volume Love Peace
BooksZen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, The Art of Modern Rock, The Art of Rock
HeroesJimi Hendrix Ray Harryhausen Clint Eastwood