Sunday, February 19, 2012

SAMPLE & HOLD : zoviet*france

Scheduled to play at the AV Festival at Newcastle upon the Tyne in the UK, the legendary electro-exploratory group Zoviet*France is in dire need of re-evaluation. Arguably the four albums pictured below represent some of their best work ranging from faux tribal percussion work-outs and blurred ghost voices to loopy ambient mirages with cut and paste noise assaults woven throughout.

The titles seem to reflect today's socio-political environment in spite of their 1986-87 productions, a glimpse into our present/future populated by Misfits, Loony Tunes and Squalid Criminals(think Mit Romney and Rick Santorum), Assault and Mirage(the Republican Party overall, and Newt Gingrich specifically), and certainly A Flock of Rotations(just about everyone's inability to move forward and Santorum's absolute need to move backwards socially).

If you can find these beautiful digi-packs housing artfully enigmatic marks and scribbles, allow yourself the "Charm, Ceremony, Chance and Prophecy" this series of Zoviet*France releases signals with a sonorous poetry that is expressively timeless.


1 comment:

  1. I love zf and I love this series. I'll have to revisit them this weekend.