Zen Mother is the hive mind of Monika Khot and Wolcott Smith. They formed the project after trading avant-garde secrets, and quickly decided to weave those secrets together into a heavy, electronic-rock based duo, often with the addition of a cellist and drummer. The music is dynamic in nature, lending itself to sonic focus and harnessing control of the mind. Industrial harshness is paired with ambient beauty all alongside the ever-pervasive feeling of torment. The year of 2017 will be promising for the group.They were awarded the Puget Soundtrack residency to re-score the mind-expansive cult film Holy Mountain, which was foreseen by local newspapers to be a “mindfuck-redefining mindfuck.” The film will be live-scored and premiered July 2017, the same month their debut album comes out on Illuminasty Records.
Dave Segal of The Stranger writes “Any band can say they’re influenced by This Heat and Igor Wakhévitch; Zen Mother actually have the torrid chops and grave intensity to live up to the lofty expectations those names inspire.”
I WAS MADE TO BE LIKE HER