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Zoviet France

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Newcastle, England (1982 – present)

:zoviet*france: is an idiosyncratic collective of anonymous postindustrialists, dronologists, and pseudo-ethnomusicologists. Their investigations have taken them into semi-fictional cultures where reality is not easily located - although oft-forgotten historical markers, such as beachhead bunkers, occasionally punctuate their cover artwork - and often slips into the realm of the waking dream. Having secluded themselves in Newcastle, England since their inception in 1982, :Zoviet*France: have developed a radical relationship with the cheap technologies of old-fashioned tape recorders, homemade acoustic instruments, primitive looping and sampling devices, and basic dub trickery. From these machines, the collective has crafted a distinctly unique vocabulary of postindustrial sonic hypnosis. Just as :Zoviet*France:’s sound was alchemic reconfigurations of inexpensive technologies, their vinyl packaging literally covered their sounds with aluminum, roofing shingles, and porcelain. Adding to their mystery, linear notes are precious few and hard to find, to the point of 6-point typeface printed on the spine of Rorschach-like fold-out illustrations. In fact, during the pre-CD era their vinyl packaging usually evoked as much mystery and fascination as the music itself.

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  • RussellChap

    I'm currently listening to :zoviet-france:

    18 Sep 9:04am Reply
  • noisefiend

    Stop spamming the shoutbox with you ANTIFA-approved nonsense. you fucking peckerhead

    19 Mar 10:32pm Reply
  • TeenageCreep

    maîtres

    4 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Endsal

    "Mohnomishe" is such an awesome, unbelievable piece of music! - This was my primal impression when I was listening to it for the first time some sunny day in the late 80's - and I don't think just the slightest grain differently today: this is music from far beyond time & space ...

    10 Apr 2013 Reply
  • SvartaRosen

    nul

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
  • nursewithwound_

    In zoviet france music listen you.

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
  • NeighborTotoro

    :zoviet*france:

    20 Jan 2013 Reply
  • malonemuert

    I love them, but 90's Rapoon > Zoviet.

    28 Nov 2012 Reply
  • spreadblood4

    why i did not listen to ZF before..?! such a shame for me. :/// [2] extreme fuck up on my part, finally dug into just an illusion and it's ripping my face off.

    27 Nov 2012 Reply
  • kontraposzt

    why i did not listen to ZF before..?! such a shame for me. :///

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Moloch93

    if you have problems finding zoviet france and their side projects, here's the solution http://nnm-club.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=237239

    1 Oct 2012 Reply
  • cheza64

    How much time has passed when I was actively listening to this, an amazing band ... and sometimes, when I see them in my music library, and over them, as now, for example, I listen, I can not resist to make this shout!

    6 Aug 2012 Reply
  • cheza64

    Zoviet France was an unforgettable band, which will enter into a new modern classical music of the 20th century. This band, anyone who holds himself up to follow new developments in music, generally, must have in your collection!

    6 Aug 2012 Reply
  • oaquard

    I actually found a copy of it at a record store a few years ago and I'm pretty sure the album isn't out of print, so you could probably order one online.

    31 Jul 2012 Reply
  • tripouts

    the decriminalization of country music. could someone please share this album with me, i've been looking everywhere, that is, if anyone will see this shout in a deserted shoutbox

    4 Jun 2012 Reply
  • bodhi_mesa

    I'd tag this as "paralytic".

    9 Mar 2012 Reply
  • DrCaligari

    On Discogs under the sentence: "Zoviet France is an idiosyncratic collective of anonymous postindustrialists" there is a list of members. So, yes, it's kind of stupid.

    25 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Sgarre1

    In :zoviet*france: genre mislabels you.[1] heh heh!

    24 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Apsolutnost

    @frags rofl

    12 Dec 2011 Reply
  • mayskey

    I quite like Decriminalisation Of Country Music

    11 Dec 2011 Reply
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