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The project of Zombi's A.E. Paterra, Majeure -- which takes its name from the Tangerine Dream album Force Majeure -- delves into a slightly different realm of electronic-leaning prog rock than his work with Steve Moore, instead exploring a more rhythmic, danceable approach. Along with shared Zombi influences such as Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre, and Vangelis, Paterra draws Majeure's inspiration from John Carpenter, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and Can, as well as authors Philip K. Dick and William Gibson. When Moore's prolific songwriting made him decide to start releasing music on his own as well as continue with Zombi, Paterra decided to follow suit. After Zombi toured with the like-minded Temporary Residence band Maserati, he found a home for Majeure's debut album, 2010's Timespan. Early in 2012, Moore and Majeure released a split LP, Brainstorm; that October, Paterra's second Majeure album, Solar Maximum, arrived.