Zora is an American independent alternative/electronica music duo from Cleveland, formed in 2012. The duo consists of Zora (vocals, keyboards, production, songwriting) and Xhausen (synthesizer, production). Together, they have just completed their debut full-length album, “Metamorphosis,” set for release December 13, 2013. Influenced by the likes of Tori Amos, Björk, and Nine Inch Nails, this duo’s music can be described as ethereal, yet edgy; a unique fusion of industrial, trip-hop and classic orchestral sounds married to haunting vocals and thought-provoking lyrics.
Currently, to promote their new album, Zora is playing shows in Northeastern Ohio and surrounding cities. For their live performances, Zora and Xhausen play alongside JP Pasternak on bass. A native of Cleveland, Xhausen is a producer, DJ and videographer. Also from Cleveland, JP Pasternak has been involved in the Cleveland music scene for the past fourteen years, having played in several bands and opening for famous acts such as The Killers and The Pixies, as well as DJing under the alias Sputnik. In addition to performing in ZORA, Xhausen and Sputnik have been responsible for successfully organizing the annual Pierogi Dance Party in Cleveland, drawing in close to 300 attendees and transforming Sokolowski’s into Cleveland’s biggest dance party; featuring cutting edge music, trippy visuals and delicious pierogi. Zora’s live performances also promise to be a full audio-visual experience; merging sound with cinematography – and art with technology.
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