ZeCoop 0


Michigan US   Jan 2011


Artist Bio

Influences:   Musical tastes all over the map - old REM, Beatles, The Ventures, Joe Jackson, Elvis Costello, Frente, Throwing Muses, My Bloody Valentine, Lush, Cocteau Twins, The Sundays, Echo and the Bunnymen, Regina Spektor, Velvet Underground, The Cure, Devo, Bob Mould, Indigo Girls, Laurie Anderson, King Crimson, Rush, Yes, Chicago, Kate Bush, Joy Division, Led Zep, The Jam, John Wesley Harding, Peter Mulvey, Martin Sexton, Suzanne Vega, Dave Brubeck, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson... there are a lot of musical styles in my head mixing around.

**FAWM 2020 is dedicated to my older brother who passed away suddenly on January 3rd. He is missed by many. <3
This is my TENTH FAWM!!!! πŸ˜€
I've been home-recording music for many years, with music that covers styles all over the map.

Check out my dad's (@srcoops) and younger brother's (@guatecoop) pages! @srcoops writes a ton of lyrics and we've collaborated on a lot of songs. He's very open to people using his lyrics, and had lots of collaborations last year, so let him know if you'd like to use them!! You might see something from my son, as well (@MooseCoops) - he has an amazing voice and love of music. He's collaborated in the past with me too, notably on 2018's "My Grandpa", which had five different Coops on it! πŸ˜€

Oh, and I run this thing on FAWM called the 4-Track Challenge, where people mail cassettes to each other and add one track at a time. Sound fun? It is!! Let me know if you want in and check out the songs at @fourtracktape

I do a lot of instrumental music, since I don't write lyrics, so if you have an idea, let me know. I can't guarantee a collaboration will work out, but I usually do a lot of collaborating. I do collaborations as a co-writing project and consider them complete when I find the one that fits. I've had multiple versions of songs from various people, during FAWM, but the one that I end up posting is the official song, in my mind. I'm always finding amazing new people on FAWM!

I have used some MIDI keys the past few years, but most of the time, what you are hearing is me actually playing the instruments live, including drums, one track at a time. I write songs part by part and never quite know where they are headed, and very often get very deep in layers and atmospheres. I love painting with sound.

This is my 10th FAWM. It's always wonderful and something I look forward to. It's the best part of Winter! (...the only good part of winter?) πŸ˜‰

All of my recordings, FAWM and otherwise, are on my bandcamp page

2019: https://zecoop.bandcamp.com/album/faw...
2018: https://zecoop.bandcamp.com/album/faw...
2017: https://zecoop.bandcamp.com/album/faw...
2016: https://zecoop.bandcamp.com/album/faw...
2015: https://zecoop.bandcamp.com/album/faw...
2014: https://zecoop.bandcamp.com/album/faw...
2013: http://zecoop.bandcamp.com/album/fawm...
2012 (Computer died and only did simple parts)
(but I did get this awesome song with @seemanski)
2011 (almost all songs with my dad @srcoops): http://zecoop.bandcamp.com/album/zeco...

***Please come connect with me online!!!
Twitter: http://twitter.com/zecoop1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZeCoop-17882...
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/zecoop1

** Any and all feedback is welcomed! ***
(I just may not listen to it, lol...)

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  • @toms 1 hour

    No, really. Poach away. I wouldn't sell it because I'm not sure what issues it has. Not sure I even have the power supply.

  • @wobbiewobbit  1 hour

    good to see you here again John. I have a 4track tape, unlistened to, from last year's Fawm. I think there are 2 tracks done and me and another person to go. have a great FAWM and bear me in mind for a collab!

  • @haim 2 hours

    Thanks! As well here! see you around!

  • @kahlo2013  3 hours

    Happy 10th FAWM! Looking forward to your music!

  • @toms 4 hours

    (It was a garage sale find for 25 bucks or something, I just need it gone. )

  • @toms 4 hours

    The cz1000 has a sticky key, but if you want it, it's yours.

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  5 hours

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad you get to be here for February. I hope it helps a little.

    But I know it's a hole that can't be filled. 😞

  • @postcardhelicopters  5 hours

    Hello, again - Happy 10th FAWM! Here we go, once more, bravely into the unknown.

    I'm sorry to hear of your brother's passing. Please accept my condolences. Dedicating this year's FAWM to him is a really nice gesture.

  • @resonut123 8 hours

    Thanks for the welcome.
    Sorry to hear about your brother's passing. Hope some songs can ease the pain.

  • @vomvorton  9 hours

    Yeah, let's get another collab in! Dueling Casios? Best FAWM wishes. And sorry to hear about your brother, that's rough.

  • @toms 19 hours

    Dang, those casio tunes sound like $10,000 synthesizers! I am totally impressed! I have an sk1 and a cz1000 both of which I found for root beer money but I've never gotten anything useful out of them. I'm apparently an idiot! 😁 Tomorrow I'm pulling them out!!!!

  • @andygetch  19 hours

    Hey thanks and looking forward to more zeeecooopness πŸ˜€

  • @timfatchen  20 hours

    I'm practising my bass in anticipation. Actually not, I'm doing per-fire recording, sigh.

  • @pfoo  22 hours

    Hey! Looking forward to your songs and the 4-track collabs πŸ˜€

  • @tcelliott  23 hours

    Great to see you Z'Coop... And very sorry to hear of your loss. I've been seeing your touching tributes on social media and feel for you. I hope that some music can be at least a little soothing.

  • @adforperu  1 day

    Pah, stop! πŸ˜€ And the same to you, sir - can't believe it's nearly February already!

  • @downburst  1 day

    Hi John. If I haven't said it yet, my condolences about Tom. I've been moved by your posts on FB. I hope you can find some consolation here.

  • @headfirstonly 1 day

    Hi John - thanks for the kind words. As @toms said, your FB posts on the musical history you shared with your brother were lovely to read. You have my condolences.

  • @scottlake 1 day

    We should do some type of collab this year.

  • @kellylog99 1 day

    Hey Zecoop! Super excited for FAWM 2020!
    Hope you have nothing but sucess this Febuary.

    Kelly LoGiudice Music!!

  • @toms 1 day

    Your tributes to your brother on FB have been deeply touching, and I am so sorry for your great loss. Looking forward to your 10th collection of FAWM music!

  • @oddbod  1 day

    Hey cheers. Have yourself a great tenth FAWM

  • @johnstaples  1 day

    Hey John! So sorry to hear about your older brother. 😞

    Glad to know you'll be FAWMing next month along with other members of the CoopClan!!!

  • @majordanby 1 day

    Same goes to you. Always love your output.
    Not feeling confident this year for the first time. I’m hoping I’m not β€œtoo old for this shit, Riggs”. πŸ˜‰

  • @auditasum 1 day

    Welcome back 😁

  • @dragondreams  1 day

    Hey John! πŸ˜€
    Class of 2011 reporting for duty. πŸ˜€

  • @nancyrost  1 day

    <3 Hey, neighbor across the big lake and tracks of tape! Let's do this!

  • @expendablefriend  2 days

    Glad you are here. Hope next month brings you some special tunes to treasure.

  • @w1n  2 days

    Looking forward to hearing what you'll come up with. Would be fun to try to add some vocals or sonic mayhem to a tune of yours, but I also hope I can come up with something you can add some drums/bass/whatever on.

  • @jacobeverettwallace  2 days

    Hey John! Sorry for your loss, praying for peace for your family! Looking forward to your tunes this year, as always.

  • @w1n  3 days

    Hi Zecoop, sad to hear about your loss, but nice to hear that you'll be FAWMing in his memory. Hope we can do some sort of collab this year.

  • @kovbleu  3 days


  • @acousticmaddie  3 days

    Hello mate! I look forward to hear what you come up with this year

  • @spikedirection 3 days

    Sorry to hear that man, I'm sure you'll all do him proud this year. x

  • @metalfoot  4 days

    I think it's awesome you're FAWMing in memory of your brother this year. Looking forward to hopefully working with you again! πŸ˜€