Guitarist Φ Composer 

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Under the radar guitarist, singer and composer Phi Yaan-Zek has recorded and performed with the likes of Mike Keneally, Ron Thal (Bumblefoot), Marco Minnemann, Bryan Beller, Andy Edwards, Morgan Ågren, Steve Lawson and Lalle Larsson among others. With 11 album releases to his name since 1997, Phi’s dynamic musical vision dances yin-yang style between the polarities of passionate, dark intensity and warm, otherworldly playfulness. His music has been described as blending the intricate West Coast rock guitar sounds of pioneers such as Frank Zappa and Steve Vai, with British off-kilter eccentricity exemplified by XTC, Cardiacs, Gentle Giant, while drawing on a touch of orchestral and filmscore influences such as Igor Stravinsky and John Barry. The result is an imaginative genre-melting musical universe that blends vibrant rhythms, fiery guitar, exotic melodies and harmonies into a psychedelic cauldron that Phi simply likes to call ‘Adventure Rock’.

Some selected Interviews:

Music Web Express

Supermarket People

Φ Discography:

  • ‘Interdimensional Garden Party’ (Age Of Wonder 2022)
  • ‘Restful Spaces - Volume One’ (Age Of Wonder 2020)
  • 'Reality Is My Play Thing’ (Age Of Wonder 2018 )
  • ‘Play My Strange Thing’ (Age Of Wonder 2018)
  • 'Deeper With The Anima' (with Marco Minnemann) (Age Of Wonder 2012)
  • 'Dance With The Anima' (with Marco Minnemann) (Age Of Wonder 2010)
  • 'Solar Flare' (Geomagnetic Records 2005) 
  • 'Wisdom Of The Ancients' Soundtrack Album (WOTA 2004/Remastered Age Of Wonder 2017) 
  • 'Holotropic Guitar’ (Original Edition, Cydonia Records 2000/Expanded 20th Anniversary Edition, Age Of Wonder 2020)
  • 'Anomalies’ (Original Edition, Cydonia Records 1997/ Remixed & Remastered Edition, Geomagnetic Records 2007)
  • 'Worlds Beyond Cause' (Cydonia Records 1997)

Φ Other Projects:

  • Steve Lawson & Phi Yaan-Zek - ‘Deep Roots Fuzzy Shoots’ (Age Of Wonder 2021)
  • Steve Lawson & Phi Yaan-Zek - ‘The Quiet After The Drums’ (AOW Edition, Age Of Wonder 2021)
  • Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards & Phi Yaan-Zek - 'Ley Lines VI - Malleable Mechanism' (Age Of Wonder 2020)
  • Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards & Phi Yaan-Zek - 'Ley Lines V - Mighty Morphin Tower Rangers' (Age Of Wonder 2019)
  • Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards & Phi Yaan-Zek - 'Ley Lines IV - Towering Morphodelica’ (Age Of Wonder 2019)
  • Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards & Phi Yaan-Zek - 'Ley Lines III - Live At Worley's’ (Age Of Wonder 2018)
  • Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards & Phi Yaan-Zek - 'Ley Lines II' (Age Of Wonder 2016)
  • Steve Lawson and Phi Yaan-Zek - 'The Quiet After The Drums' (2016)
  • Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards & Phi Yaan-Zek - 'Ley Lines' (Age Of Wonder 2015)
  • Symbiant - 'Eclipse & Desire' (1996-2001)
  • Souce - 'The Fountain Of You' (2001)
  • Julius Crab - 'Is There' (Cydonia Records 1997)
  • The Cosmic Monstrositors (GFP Recordings 1994/ Remastered Cydonia Records 2000/AOW Remastered Edition 2020)

Φ Compilations & Guest Solos:

  • Carl King - ‘Grand Architechs Of The Universe’ (2017) - guitar solo and voice
  • Gianluca Ferro - 'Unheimlich' (SG Records 2010) - guest solo on 'Bipolar Zombie'
  • OSV - 'Chapter 3' (2010)
  • Stefan Rosqvist Band - 'The Guitar Diaries' (Liquid Note Records 2008) - guest solo on 'Decisions'
  • VA - 'The Alchemists Vol 2' (Liquid Note Records 2007) - 'The Puffball That Ate My Village' (Original 2007 Version)
  • VA - 'The Alchemists Vol 1' (Liquid Note Records 2002) - 'Out In The Boonies' (Original 2002 Version)
  • VA - 'Warmth In The Wilderness - A Tribute To Jason Becker' (Lion Music 2001) - 'Air' (with Lalle Larsson)
  • VA- 'Guitarapalooza Vol 2' (2001) - 'Mister Phi (G’palooza Mix)'


© Phi Yaan-Zek 2022