The album “Colors & Shapes” is the first solo record by the Amsterdam-based artist zkohp. zkohp creates indie and indierock. The album features 12 original tracks. What sets it apart is the distinctive style that blends elements of pop, rock, new wave, and electronics with avant-garde song structures and surrealistic lyrics—without making the music inaccessible. Additionally, it’s a production that has received meticulous attention to detail, unveiling new nuances with each listen.
Released: August 25 2023
Label: Zkohp Records
All music and lyrics: zkohp.
Instruments, vocals: zkohp.
Produced, mixed and mastered: zkohp.
Recorded at Zkohp Studio, Amsterdam
Art work, sleeve design: zkohp.
1. The tale of the lonely dancer
2. Full throttle
6. Colors and shapes
7. Not around
10. Empty eyes
11. Not to self
Arthur Herman, Zip AmsterdamI didn’t know what to expect but it was better than I expected…. Really nice!
I’ve given it two spins so far and as all good albums do – it grows on repeated listens as well.
Stefan Breuer, Tiny Room, The NetherlandsIn the first song, I hear echoes of Wire, while the third one resonates with the old Dutch guitar scene (John Wayne Shot Me, Benjamin B., Blimey, etc.). I really like Colors and Shapes. In Empty Eyes, I can pick up elements reminiscent of The Baptist Generals. All in all, it’s an enjoyable record that I’ve listened to all the way through. That’s not always the case.
Pat Fogarty, Heist or Hit, Manchester, UKReally nice mix of material. ‘River’ especially has a New Order quality & all the recordings come wrapped in a new wave quirkiness. It’s cool stuff.