**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're listening to music whilst in a coma. Literally every sound is played in reverse in 'Host' - which is pretty much par for the course as far as Zoviet France go. In many ways, listening to their albums is similar to lying in a hospital bed where the only sense available to you is hearing. Devoid of all human contact and being totally alone.
Coming to terms with 'Gesture, Signal, Threat' is a tough proposition in that it's unlike anything else in the Archives. It is however similar to everything Zoviet France recorded from this era. A truly bizarre album if you're new to the band, but no surprises at all if you've heard anything before or after 'Gesture, Signal Threat'. Another successful recording in the Zoviet France catalogue, this one is a shimmering, creepy and non linear oddity and is as good a place as any to start if you haven't heard them