12.20.2013

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"patina pooling"
Year:  2016
Country:  UK
City:
Label:  Alt.Vinyl
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Genre:  electronic
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"The tables are turning"
Year:  2013
Country:  UK
City:  Newcastle
Label:  Soleilmoon
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Ambient        Experimental




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"Music for a spaghetti western"
Year:  2005
Country:  UK
City:  Newcastle
Label:  Klanggalerie
Format:  CD
Tracks:  4
Time:  51 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:           Experimental





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What Is Not True"
Year:  1993
Country:  UK
City:  Newcastle
Label:  Charm
Format:  CD
Tracks:  3
Time:  80 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Ambient        Minimal





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"Collusion"
Year:  1992
Country:  UK
City:  Newcastle
Label:  The grey area
Format:  CD
Tracks:  7
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Experimental        Ambient



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"Shadow, thief of the sun"
Year:  1991
Country:  UK
Label:  Dove
Format:  CD
Tracks:  10
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Experimental        Ambient




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"Just an illusion"
Year:  1990
Country:  UK
City:  Newcastle
Label:  S.P.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  14
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Tribal        Experimental



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"Look Iinto me"
Year:  1990
Country:  UK
City:  Newcastle
Label:  Charrm
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  14
Time:  59 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:         Experimental           Tribal






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"Shouting at the ground"
Year:  1988
Country:  UK
City:  Newcastle
Label:  Red Rhino
Format:  CD
Tracks:  13
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Experimental        Ambient




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"Gesture signal threat"
Year:  1986
Country:  UK
City:  Newcastle
Label:  Red Rhino
Format:  cassette , CD
Tracks:  8
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Ambient        Experimental




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"Misfits, loony tunes and squalid criminals"
Year:  1986
Country:  UK
City:  Newcastle
Label:  Red Rhino
Format:  CD
Tracks:  9
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Ambient        Experimental




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"Popular soviet songs
and youth music"
Year:  1985
Country:  UK
City:  Newcastle
Label:  Red Rhino
Format:  3 x CD , 3 x cassette
Tracks:  28
Time:  90 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Experimental        Ambient



















Though I prefer other ZOVIET FRANCE efforts, "Popular soviet songs and youth music", packaged in two slices of grey felt reminicient of Joseph Buey's tossed felt pieces from the late 60s, continues the earlier ZOVIET FRANCE practice of packaging their work utilizing non-traditional materials-tin foil, wood, ceramics, roofing shingles, masonite and much more... Held together with a soviet military pin, the music on this 3-cd set made by these Newcastle, England noise dronologists is both contemporary and seemingly the result of some arcane alchemical ethnic ritual with titles that suggest the present day titular practices of Autechre...but I am amazed by the art-object packaging that is both collectable and a visual anomaly that my eye and cerebral cortex can feast upon. The double album was released originally in 1985 as double cassette by "Red Rhino Records" but later there were three more remake by "Stalplaat" in 1994, 1995 and 2004 on CD formats but with different artwork in each release.
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https://ia802507.us.archive.org/34/items/zovietzovietzovietzoviet/gris.jpg"Gris"
Year:  1985
Country:  UK
City:  Newcastle
Label:  No Man's Land
Format:  CD
Tracks:  4
Time:  25 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Experimental




















ZOVIET FRANCE is an idiosyncratic collective of anonymous post-industrialists, dronologists and pseudo-ethnomusicologists. Their investigations have taken them into fictional cultures where nothing is easily located and reality often slips into the hypnagogic. Having secluded themselves in Newcastle, UK, since their inception in 1980, ZOVIET FRANCE have developed a radical relationship with the cheap technologies of old-fashioned tape recorders, homemade acoustic instruments, primitive looping and sampling devices, and basic dub trickery. From these machines, the collective has crafted a distinctly unique vocabulary of postindustrial sonic hypnosis. Just as ZOVIET FRANCE's sound was alchemic reconfigurations of inexpensive technologies, their vinyl packaging literally covered their sounds with aluminum, roofing shingles and porcelain.
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"Eostre"
Year:  1984
Country:  UK
City:  Newcastle
Label:  Red Rhino
Format: 2 x LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  80 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Tribal       Experimental




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"Norsch"
Year:  1983
Country:  UK
City:  Newcastle
Label:  Red Rhino
Format:  EP
Tracks:  5
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Experimental        Abstract




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"Untitled"
Year:  1982
Country:  UK
City:  Newcastle
Label:  Red Rhino
Format:  EP
Tracks:  6
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Experimental        Abstract




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