**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 composition, walking the margins where little is easily located and consensus reality melds with the hypnagogic and half-heard. Having wilfully obscured themselves in Newcastle upon Tyne since their inception in 1980, :zoviet*france: has developed a radical relationship with cheap technologies, homemade acoustic instruments, primitive looping and sampling techniques, and basic dub trickery from which the group has crafted a distinctly unique vocabulary of sonic hypnosis. Just as the group’s sound has alchemically reconfigured inexpensive technologies, the packaging of their releases has avoided standard formats with aluminium, steel, wood and porcelain among the materials that have been bent and cut to shape instead.
Following the first Châsse box-set released back in 2019, Vinyl-On-Demand now brings us a second volume covering the years 1988-1993. Featuring at least two completely unreleased works and offering many of them on vinyl for the first time, this new box-set is no less than essential!
Lp1: The End of Nothing, the Beginning of Everything Lp (unreleased)
Lp2/3 Shouting at the Ground 2Lp (1988)
Lp4/5 Just an Illusion 2Lp (1990)
Lp6 Russian Heterodoxical Songs Lp (unreleased)
Lp7/8 Look into Me 2Lp (1990)
Lp9/10 Shadow, Thief of the Sun 2Lp (1991)
Lp11/12 Collusion 2Lp (1992)
Lp13 Vienna 1990 Lp (1991)
Lp14/15 What Is Not True 2Lp (1993)
Lp16/17 Further Collusion 2Lp (1992-1996)
The box also includes an LP-sized 24-page booklet and a t-shirt.