Zynic is a project from H.P. Zymandel, expressing his love for electronic artists of the eighties, like YAZOO, JAPAN, DM, KRAFTWERK, OMD and not to mention of course the heavy hitters of the EBM and Industrial scenes; NITZER EBB, SKINNY PUPPY and FRONT 242, to name but a few.
Starting out as keyboardist and on backing vocals in several bands, he soon decided to dig deeper into electronics. After years of experiments with analogue synths, things got more and more serious and all of the soundscapes and noises started to take shape into melodies…
Retropop for the future!
After a first appearance on the Electropop 3 compilation he recorded his debut album FIRE WALK WITH ME in 2011 with respected German producer Olaf Wollschläger (Mesh, In Strict Confidence, And One) and released the singles DREAMS IN BLACK AND WHITE and MY PERSONAL KRYPTONITE. The 2013 album BLINDSIDED and 2017 album NEON OBLIVION helped To reach a wider audience and to conquer dancefloors around the globe.
After finishing several other projects, H.P. is now focused on ZYNIC and actively working on some new tracks …if indeed there is something still unsaid in electronic music, this is the guy who will say it!
Due to an serious eye disease Zynic was never intended as a live act but in 2019 H.P. Started to play shows to get closer to his fans. If you love bands like Yazoo, Japan, Depeche Mode or OMD, you should give Zynic a listen.