Format: 16LP Wooden Box w. Shirt and Booklet
**Limited edition of 500 numbered copies in a wooden box, including LP-sized 24-page booklet and t-shirt** :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 two Châsse box-sets released back in 2019 and 2020, Vinyl-On-Demand now brings us the third chapter.
The box includes:
VOD 172 1/2 in.version (1996) 2LP – first time on vinyl
VOD 172 3/4 Digilogue (1996) 2LP – first time on vinyl for the original expanded CD release
VOD 172 5/6 Feedback (Mort aux vaches) (1998) 2LP – first time on vinyl
VOD 172 7/8 The Decriminalisation of Country Music (2000) 2LP – first time on vinyl, including additional unreleased recordings
VOD 172 9/10 A Long Walk (2011) 2LP – first physical release
VOD 172 11/12 7.10.12 (2012) 2LP
VOD 172 13/14 The Tables Are Turning (2013) 2LP – including additional unreleased recordings
VOD 172 15/16 A Third Collusion (new) 2LP - tracks from compilations, first time on vinyl
The box also includes an LP-sized 24-page booklet and a t-shirt.