Zappa influence on my own music

Having become so obsessed with Zappa’s music over the last few years, I thought it would be interesting to compare some of my own work to his.  Although the tracks I have posted below have no stylistic influence – I have noted the use of complex time signatures and a ‘cut and paste’ approach to making the music as being obvious similarities. Having listened to Zappa for over 30 years – the influence must be there somewhere!! The first piece is entitled ‘Dunbery Variations’ and was recorded in various sections with guitar – bass and drums, prior to recording the rest of the overdubs myself at home. The 2nd one is entitled ‘Prodigal Son’ as is far less complex. It does however include lots of cut and paste samples influenced by Mr Zappa. Enjoy




About Paul Carr

Academic working at the University of Glamorgan
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