Ian Hasdell (West Cornwall) formed Zetan Spore in 1995.
Inspired by psychedelic rock in the late 80's and it's evolution into early dance acts such as Eat Static and Astralasia, followed by the birth of psytrance in the first half of the 90's, Ian bought a second hand Amiga 1200 computer and started arranging samples to form his own style of psychedelic dance music.
In 1996 his twin brother Mark came on board playing guitar and didgeridoo to form their unique synergistic partnership. Together they brought out the next Zetan Spore album "Visitation" in 1997 on Aardvark Records, with whom they have released a further nine albums.
They released their latest album "Psilocybia" earlier this year (2013) which contains some of their most exciting work to date.
Having played their first gig in 1997 and being more motivated by the live side of music, they have kept their set-up almost entirely hardware-based for live performance and after playing hundreds of gigs over the coming years, have remained one of the few genuinely live psytrance acts around.
Highlights of Zetan Spore's extensive live performances include playing to a 25,000 strong crowd at the Euphoria Festival in Singapore, headline sets for Antiworld, Synergy Project, Whirly-Gig, Sunrise, Conscious Monkeys and Symbiosis, plus top slots at Waveform, Beautiful Days, Sunrise, Bearded Theory, Alchemy, Cosmo, Symmetry, Endorse It, Off The Tracks and Eastern Haze festivals, not to mention hundreds of other live appearances at festivals, live music venues and clubs.
Their music can best be described as truly psychedelic, driving, full-power psytrance, breaking in huge waves of energy and positivity, with didgeridoo-fuelled tribal breaks and searing guitar riffs adding more
depth and power to their sound.
Having a reputation for incredibly energetic and uplifting live performances, and taking the crowd to a whole new level, they've built up a large and enthusiastic following and never fail to rock the dancefloor.