pH10 live drum n bass on SoulLook Japan TV
Documentary on Clark's music, etc. history by Nicolas Sequeira of Nicolas Comics
pH10 Live drum n bass on Much Much @ NXNE, Toronto
Reel of SAG commercial acting (NYC, Hollywood, Madrid, Toronto; Abrams Artists)
The latest a/v project from Clark ov Saturn, Space Trucking Mogul: ZipZapZop is the ever evolving eclectic genre-defying electronic alchemy of sound, blending influences of bass, trip hop, trench, breakbeat, electro, dub, drum n bass, industrial, techno and house music, from the Baltimore, Maryland, USA underground.
ZipZapZop is a long-awaited return to solo producing quick and dirty tracks after an extended break. In his small random bits of free time, in between parenting, baseball coaching and his full time higher ed tech career, veteran electronic producer from Socks and Sandals, pH10, Electrode Dingus 2026 and LD-50, Clark ov Saturn, employs both synthesized and analog sounds from live instruments and recordings with spontaneous stream of consciousness vocals to create unique, textured, spacey, danceable headnodding tracks that cover the range of his musical likes. While the tracks don't fit neatly into any templated genre, Saturn builds a personal auditory universe for listeners to explore - both his darker and lighter sides. Saturn envisions and dreams of a live act that incorporates live bass guitar, guitar, saxophone, and percussion along with the electronic backbone, mind-bending visuals and always new/entertaining antics. (See videos above!)
ZipZapZop.com was started by Clark ov Saturn, Space Trucking Mogul, while living in Brooklyn, New York and simultaneously performing and releasing records (minimal techno with Socks and Sandals on Microcosm Music; drumnbass and breakbeats with pH10 on Terraform Records), DJing for the Sunday dub/ambient "Undercity" party at Halcyon, performing standup comedy at Comedy Cellar & Carolines, taking improv lessons at Upright Citizen's Brigade and People's Improv Theater with folks like Ellie Kemper, Kurt Braunohler and Andrew Hubschmann, and jetting between NYC, Hollywood, Madrid & Toronto as a SAG actor in commercials, TV and films.
Originally a silly no budget videoblog that started after Saturn auditioned for the Weatherman slot on Rocketboom, ZipZapZop ran in the 2005-2006 era, before Saturn moved to the Catskills mountains to pursue a second life career in higher education technology and online learning. (During that era, he also jammed electronics with the Catskills' own jam masters, "Joan Group.")
Now, over a decade later, after raising two sons with his wife and working several higher ed admin jobs (State University of New York at Delhi, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, University of Maryland) and earning a doctorate in business administration, Dr. Saturn returns to the a/v fold with new tracks and new vibes, as ZipZapZop (but also releasing lighter, house-ier tracks as Clark ov Saturn.)
80's: playing Fender Bullet guitar with Aurelia Iowa's premiere rock band, The Fury;
early 90's: playing Rickenbacker bass with "The PryOrrities", Decorah Iowa progressive rockers who toured all over the Midwest (w/ Mike McAbee, Dave Orr, Gary Fisk);
early-mid 90's: recording tunes on a 4 track cassette recorder with nothing more than a microphone and a digital delay guitar pedal in Denver, Colorado (Electrode Dingus 2026)
1995-98: vocals and electronics for Denver's ledendary LD-50 industrial rock band before heading to New York City to record and perform live drum n bass with Recone Helmut as:
pH10, who toured 7 countries playing 23 shows in Europe supporting Dr. Israel and the Trumystic Sound System in 1999. pH10 subsequently played the NXNE music festival in Toronto (with a Much Music TV interview), and eponymous venues all over New York, like the Knitting Factory, Baby Jupiter, The Tunnel, the Frying Pan and many others, while putting out a full length record and a couple singles on vinyl/CD with Terraform Records. (See pH10 web below - https://youtu.be/hk9vfT_VIhM)
Saturn then branched off and formed Socks and Sandals with Sean Smith (aka Nicolas Sauser), who proceeded to play epic minimal techno at venues such as The Bunker, Northsix, and others and produce EPs, singles and remixes for Ezekiel Honig's Microcosm Music imprint.
For more history, especially of the Denver era, see this 1 hour documentary on Clark called "Clark Saturn: Incidentally Genius" by Nicolas Sequeira, of Nicolas Comics, embedded below.
Chicago 80's acid house ala WBMX + Detroit techno + Industrial (Front 242, MBM, Ministry, RevCo, Nitzer Ebb) + Minimal Techno + Drum n bass + Trip Hop + Dub reggae + Frank Zappa + Ween + LCD Soundsystem + Beatie Boys + A Tribe Called Quest + Daft Punk + Nine Inch Nails + Plastikman + Monolake + Lil Louis + Sleaford Mods + Gesaffelstein + Tones on Tail + Bauhaus + Sun Ra + Cannabliss + Rezz + pheel. + Chmura + Saka +
Most recent videos and music releases are found on the homepage of this site or on https://linktr.ee/spacetruckingmogul