in Zagreb. 2) Swiss Zeus Faber consists of two classically trained musicians and friends, songwriter/keyboardist/programmer/co-producer Olivier Truan and songwriter/keyboardist/co-producer Tristan Feldbauer. Truan studied at the Basel Conservatory of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Berklee College of Music Boston, from which he graduated magna c*m laude, and collaborated with artists such as Cocodrilos and jazz saxophonist Dave Peterson. Feldbauer studied with classical teachers in Switzerland, France, and Italy, and is also a teacher, archeologist, and master scuba diver. Feldbauer's love of the sea and its mysteries shape the group's style. He had been working on this concept by himself for a couple of years when Truan took a demo tape from Feldbauer's house by mistake. Intrigued by the piano sketches he discovered, Truan joined Feldbauer in developing these rough compositions; the pair took the name Zeus Faber, after a fish that changes color to blend with its environment.
Similarly, the duo blends jazz and ambient atmospherics on their albums, 1993's Scubason — "sound of the deep" — and 1996's Below. Signed to the Hearts of Space label after sending a demo CD of Scubason in a brown paper bag with a one-paragraph letter, Zeus Faber create ever-changing soundscapes that are as challenging as they are mellow. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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