ZiliionZ is the new project of Wellington composer/performer Julian Taylor who has spent the last 3 months recording the ZillionZ debut album 'So much to Give' which will be released on June 27th and available on CD, download and vinyl.
Julian has been active in the Wellington music scene since he moved there from Auckland 12 years ago, collaborating recording and performing with top Wellington musicians from bands such as The Black Seeds, Orchestra Of Spheres and Trinity Roots. He led the band 'Jump St' who toured Europe last year.
The bulk of the instruments on the album were played by Julian and recorded by Deane 'Te Kupu' Hapeta (Upper Hutt Posse) at Matakahi Studios. Guest musicians on the album include Lucien Johnson (Black Seeds, The Troubles), Patrick Bleakly (Blerta, Jonathan Crayford Trio) Misha Marks and Ben Wood (Hikoikoi, Newtown Rocksteady).
The resulting album is a unique blend of future funk, hip hop and afro-groove mashed up with an oblique lyrical approach that explores themes of love and lust from different angles.
Julian has teamed up with drummer/beat maker extraordinaire Reece McNaughten (Big Flip The Massive, Family Cactus) and multi-instrumentalist Ben Wood (Hikoikoi, Newtown Rocksteady). They will be taking to the road in late June through to mid July to bring the album 'So much to Give' live to NZ audiences.