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Zoviet France

In their 17 years of musical output, :zoviet*france: have become one of the most influential  bands of the (post)-Industrial movement.  Despite this, though, they have remained largely anonymous, playing very few live dates and generally avoiding over-exposure.  Their music has been described as "a series of infernal soundworlds that wanders between organic, non-linear, lo-fi explorations and fake ethnicity, creating a world where nothing is locatable and everything is suggestion, awaiting responsive imaginations" (Phil England, The Wire).  More recently, they have moved towards a more electronic  sound, although  still devoid of obvious reference points and still operating via the more subconcious channels of communication.
In their 17 years of musical output, :zoviet*france: have become one of the most influential  bands of the (post)-Industrial movement.  Despite this, though, they have remained largely anonymous, playing very few live dates and generally avoiding over-exposure.  Their music has been described as "a series of infernal soundworlds that wanders between organic, non-linear, lo-fi explorations and fake ethnicity, creating a world where nothing is locatable and everything is suggestion, awaiting responsive imaginations" (Phil England, The Wire).  More recently, they have moved towards a more electronic  sound, although  still devoid of obvious reference points and still operating via the more subconcious channels of communication.
Zoviet France LP bundle (17LP)
**Limited Edition Pressings of eleven separate Zoviet France Albums circa 1988-1993 now available as standalone, in bundle. Beautiful remastered editions, 300 copies only **  :Zoviet*France: is an idiosyncratic group of anonymous music makers, gather…
17LP Bundle | €230.00
Châsse Vol.2 (17LP Wooden Box w. Shirt and Booklet)
**Edition of 400 copies** :Zoviet*France: is an idiosyncratic group of anonymous music makers, gatherers of sound, and fabricators of unknown music. For nearly 40 years, they have explored and reported back from the liminal areas of music and composi…
17LP Wooden Box w. Shirt and Booklet | €279.00
Shouting at the Ground (2LP)
**300 copies** The quintessential ZF. "'Shouting at the Ground' showed a dramatic improvement in sound quality and production from their earlier albums - all of which, by the way, are excellent in their own right.  What we have here are an arsenal of…
LPx2 | €27.90
The End of Nothing, the Beginning of Everything (LP)
**300 copies** Never released before 1990 album. More information is coming soon.
LP | €16.90
Just an Illusion (2LP)
**300 copies**  Just An Illusion represents a continuation of the Zoviet France electronic style of the late 80s early 90s. Together, Acend A Fall and Caught In The Square comprise a hypnotic masterpiece. A combination of industrial grinding, modifie…
LPx2 | €27.90
Russian Heterodoxical Songs (LP)
**300 copies** Never released before 1988 album. More information is coming soon.
LP | €16.90
Look into Me (2LP)
**300 copies** Look Into Me contains a combination of industrial grinding, modified guitar and electronics. Other tracks apply synthesizers and tape loops with far more sophistication and impact than on the earlier albums. Zoviet France cycle and rec…
LPx2 | €27.90
Shadow, Thief of the Sun (2LP)
**300 copies** Released just before a four-year layoff, Shadow, Thief of the Sun is both one of Zoviet France:'s better releases as well as one of its rarer albums (the label it was on, Death of Vinyl, had limited distribution and eventually went out…
LPx2 | €27.90
Collusion (2LP)
**300 copies** Zoviet France's Collusion released on the short-lived Mute imprint The Grey Area, is a collection of pieces Zoviet France contributed to compilations between 1984 and 1990. While none of the tracks stands out, they collectively provide…
LPx2 | €27.90
Vienna 1990 (LP)
**300 copies**One long, slowly-unfolding live track, Vienna 1990, originally released as a CD-R, is a single disc-length improvisation which explores the outer limits of ominous minimalism. These recordings are taken from two performances at Szene Wi…
LP | €16.90
What Is Not True (2LP)
**300 copies** For a band which had performed only a handful of live shows during its first decade, the bulk of Zoviet France’s ’90s releases are performance documents. What Is Not True assembles three long tracks from shows in Sheffield and Nottingh…
LPx2 | €27.90
Further Collusion (2LP)
**300 copies** Constructed from an array of samples and environmental recordings plus plenty of feedback, Zoviet France's Collusion exudes a rare beauty for an album of such varied sounds (each track was originally released on a different compilation…
LPx2 | €27.90
A Flock of Rotations (LP)
**300 copies** 'A Flock of Rotations' is an aptly named album for this collection of shorter Zoviet France tracks which only has a running time of 36 minutes. It has a theme running throughout, of sorts. It may be tenuous, but for the first 20 minute…
LP | €16.90
Assault and Mirage (LP)
**300 copies** Assault and Mirage is an entirely instru(mental) and excellent Zoviet France recording from their year of glory in obscurity and a decent place for beginners who are unfamiliar with this collection of oddballs. It kicks off with 'Seige…
LP | €16.90
Loh Land (LP + 7")
**300 copies** Originally released as a cassette back in 1987 as a tape on Staalplaat, Loh Land is one of the few albums from Zoviet France’s early days that encapsulates many of their ideas for a fictional music rich with amorphously spiritual conno…
LP + 7" | €22.90
Gesture Signal Threat (LP)
**300 copies** Morphed, twanging strings of unknown origin strum as subdued fake ethnic chants open 'Gesture, Signal Threat'. Odd little whistling instruments are layered throughout 'Gllisten'. It's a repetitive swirling track that makes you feel you…
LP | €16.90
Misfits, Loony Tunes and Squalid Criminals (LP)
**300 copies** This 1986 album was the beginning of Zoviet France’s Charm, Ceremony, Chance, Prophecy tetralogy and continued the collective's shift away from harsher textures and lo-fi production towards a cleaner and more restrained aesthetic.  Mis…
LP | €16.90
Popular Soviet Songs and Youth Music (3LP + 7")
**300 copies** Premiere, expanded vinyl edition of the 4th LP by inimitable ambient / post-industrial pioneers Zoviet France, dished up as part of a necessary reissue scheme by the ferric archivists at Vinyl-On-Demand. First released on 2 x C90 & C80…
3LP + 7" | €48.00
Gris (LP)
**300 copies** From myth to reality, the long-rumoured 40 minute version of Gris manifests as part of Vinyl-On-Demand’s resoundingly appreciated Zoviet France reissue programme, recutting the original 10” tracks on one side with 20 minutes of bonus, …
LP | €16.90
Eostre (2LP)
**300 copies** 1985’s shamanic beauty Eostre is the equally acclaimed, cultish follow-up to Zoviet France’s classic Mohnomische album, and sees the inimitable Geordie unit drift in and out of entrancing texturhythms, etheric tape loops and bucolic dr…
LPx2 | €27.90
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