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    minimalist repress of the classic box set. this housed in all black sleeves marked only by spot UV varnish on the back of the 12" sleeve

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    td edition (250 only) deluxe archive triple opaque vinyl box set from the north east's serial sonic innovators. A unique visual presentation allied to a singular sonic one…an essential release


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Deluxe archival box set housing three label-less translucent vinyl discs suspended and separated in custom clamshell case along with a paper rubbing of neolithic Northumbrian stone and a vial of hawthorn berries. One time edition of 250** Zoviet France are one of the few remaining enigmas of English post-industrial music. Nowadays a duo, based in Newcastle in the cold North East of England since 1980, their music upholds a tradition of lo-fi exploration incorporating the influence of their locale and the spirit of exploratory improvisation within a context of pseudo-ethnomusicology and primitivism. Their sound can be likened to the often impenetrable dialect of their region, a unique vocabulary and spellbinding grimoir which perhaps infers more by cadence, rhythm and surreal sense of humour than the "correct" use of words themselves. With this in mind, '7.10.12' renders three sides of genuinely beguiling drone music whose strengths lie in its ability to seduce and transport with an almost subliminal, hypnagogic quality thanks to their romantic and anachronistic grasp of musical language. Comparisons with other groups never quite fit; they and their music much better described in terms of the rugged north eastern seaboard, or the rolling lowlands of Northumbria and its pre-historic heritage, a landscape successively occupied by Celts, Romans and Vikings, and home to a deeply engrained folk culture. Admittedly, we've got a connection with the region, but that doesn't cloud our judgement here - this is a beautiful body of work from a very peculiar end of this musical earth. Highly recommended! [boomkat]


released October 7, 2012



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