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ZBS Foundation, a small non-profit audio production company, was founded by Thomas Lopez in 1970 with a grant from Robert E. Durand as a working commune based on a donated farm in Upstate New York. The commune's purpose was to raise consciousness through media, specifically full-cast audio dramas.

Eventually, the commune disintegrated, and the organization became the outlet for dramas written by writer/producer Lopez. His dramatic programs, notably Ruby the Galactic Gumshoe, The Fourth Tower of Inverness and Travels with Jack Flanders, are noted for their meticulous production values and New Age mysticism. Lopez has won numerous awards including the Prix Italia, and his work enjoys a cult following.

ZBS did a 1984-85 radio series, The Cabinet of Dr. Fritz, later releasing some shows in the series on cassettes and CDs. These productions were recorded binaurally using Neumann's Ku81. ZBS also produced a widely acclaimed dramatization of Stephen King's The Mist recording in binaural sound.

According to an interview with Thomas Lopez [1], ZBS stands for "Zero Bull Shit".

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Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1972 The Fourth Tower of Inverness 4.5 2
1974 Moon Over Morocco 5 2
1992 Dreams of Bali: A Travels With Jack Adventure 5 1
1992 Dreams of India: A Travels With Jack Adventure 5 1
1993 Dreams of Sumatra: A Travels With Jack Adventure 5 1
2001 Steam Dreamers of Inverness, Part Two 1
2007 Sticks & O boy O boy O & The Bleeding Man 1

Other + Audiobook

Year Title Rating Releases
1984 Stephen King's "The Mist" Audiobook 1

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Rating Releases
1977 Ruby: Tired of the Green Menace? Spokenword 2
1977 The Ah-Ha Phenomena Spokenword 1
1978 The Incredible Adventures of Jack Flanders Spokenword 2
1982 Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe Spokenword 1
1985 Ruby 2: The Further Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe Spokenword 1
1987 Dreams of Rio Spokenword 1
1990 Ruby 3, Part 1: The Underworld Spokenword 1
1990 Ruby 3, Part 2: The Invisible World Spokenword 1
1992 Dreams of the Amazon Spokenword 1
1993 Dinotopia Spokenword 1
1994 Maltese Goddess Spokenword 1
1994 Ruby 4, Part 1: The Moon Coins of Sonto Lore Spokenword 1
1994 Ruby 4, Part 2: The Turban of El Morya Spokenword 1
1995 Ruby 4, Part 3: Dark Night of the Reptoids Spokenword 1
1995 Ruby 4, Part 4: Mad Moon for Rubina Spokenword 1
1996 The Mystery of Jaguar Reef Spokenword 1
1997 Ol' Cactus Kapoor and Other Prickly Tales Spokenword 1
1997 The Land of Enchantment Spokenword 1
1998 Midnight at the Casa Luna, Part 1 Spokenword 2
1998 Ruby 5: The Land of Zoots Spokenword 1
1998 The Insiders' Lounge Spokenword 1
1999 Fat Cats Spokenword 1
2000 Midnight at the Casa Luna, Part 2 Spokenword 2
2000 Return to Inverness Spokenword 1
2001 Ruby 6: The Illusionati Spokenword 1
2002 Dreams of the Blue Morpho Spokenword 1
2002 Drummer's Dome & The Velveteen Submission Spokenword 1
2002 Somewhere Next Door to Reality Spokenword 1
2003 Do That in Real Life? Spokenword 1
2003 The Android Sisters: Pull No Punches Spokenword 1
2003 The Eye of Van Gogh Spokenword 1
2004 A Streetcar Named "Le Petit Lafitte" Spokenword 1
2004 Fat Cats 2: "All the Cats Meow" Spokenword 1
2004 Ruby 6.5: Far Flung Farouk Spokenword 1
2004 The Wee Weaver: A Little Frieda Mystery Spokenword 1
2005 Orchids & Moonbeams Spokenword 1
2005 The Case of the Disappearing Witch: A Little Frieda Mystery Spokenword 1
2006 Ruby 7: Dream Weaver, Dream Deceiver Spokenword 1
2006 The Ghost Islands Spokenword 1
2008 More! 2 Minute Film Noir - "Joe & Moe" Spokenword 1
2008 Ruby 7.5: The Tookah's Tales Spokenword 1
2009 Fallen Angels That Bounce Spokenword 1

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