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RAPOON is the solo project of Zoviet France co-founder and Visual Artist Robin Storey. Born in 1955 in Cumbria, England, he took influences from many Krautrock artists of the 70's and from composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen. In 1980 he would co-found the massively influential industrial/ambient group Zoviet France. He would remain a member until 1992. The same year he released the first RAPOON album entitled "Dream Circle".

The sound of RAPOON is of an ambient, and somewhat abstract nature, often with ethnic and sometimes rhythmic touches.

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Dream Circle
1992
3.50 | 2 ratings
Vernal Crossing
1993
3.05 | 2 ratings
Fallen Gods
1994
2.00 | 1 ratings
The Kirghiz Light
1995
2.00 | 1 ratings
Recurring (Dream Circle)
1996
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Errant Angels
1996
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Darker By Light
1996
3.00 | 1 ratings
Easterly 6 Or 7
1997
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The Fires Of The Borderlands
1998
3.00 | 1 ratings
Tin Of Drum
1998
4.00 | 1 ratings
What Do You Suppose? (The Alien Question)
1999
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Navigating By Colour
1999
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Cold War: Drum 'N' Bass
2001
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I Am A Foreigner
2003
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Obscure Objects Of Desire
2008
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Time-Loop Anomalies
2012
4.70 | 4 ratings
Conduits And Estuaries
2014
3.00 | 2 ratings
Dark Zero
2015
3.00 | 1 ratings
Song From The End Of The World
2016

RAPOON Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

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: D-LEM : (A Day Of Visual Geographics)
1999

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In This World
2012
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Seeds In The Tide Volume 01
2012

RAPOON Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

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Raising Earthly Spirits
1993
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Messianic Ghosts
1997
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:Just Say The Faith:
1998
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Pell Mell
2002
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Rhiz
2002
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Ep Et Vee
2003
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My Life As A Ghost
2004
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Seven Pillars Of Fire
2005
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Alien Glyph Morphology
2005
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From Shadows Sleep
2006
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Church Road
2006
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Time Frost
2007
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The Library Of The Dead
2008
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Dark Rivers
2009
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Wasteland Raga
2009
3.00 | 1 ratings
Melancholic Songs Of The Desert
2009
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Disappeared
2010
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The Bush Prophet
2010
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Sometimes Breathing
2010
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Ghosts From A Machine
2010
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Media Studies
2011
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Stray
2012
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Psi-Transient
2013
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To West And Blue
2013
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Seeds In The Tide Volume 02
2013
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Calling The Rain
2013

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 Song From The End Of The World by RAPOON album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.00 | 1 ratings

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Song From The End Of The World
Rapoon Progressive Electronic

Review by admireArt
Prog Reviewer

— First review of this album —
3 stars After his extremely experimental 2015 albums "Downgliding", "Dark Zero", "Blue Days" and "A Pale Blue Door", Robin Storey aka RAPOON releases in 2016 "Song From The End Of The World".

A 9 tracks release which seems to compress his own language, until now, in a more user friendly manner without diminishing his experimental nature or obscure environments.

There is also a close relationship in this work with his former ZOVIET FRANCE sound, in some sense throughly refined, but close to some of those works.

In some way this work also simplifies Rapoon's highly entangled 2015's music composition style into a more focused, minimalist approach, which lightens up its extremely dense, uncompromising and , more than once, overly-suffocating atmospheres.

Although this work is rich in ideas, like track one "We Travelled in Waves", the kind of piece that should be featured in any contemporary Progressive/Electronic compilation and one of this release's highlights. its groundbreaking peaks are not that abundant, kind of a paradox. I assume it has to do with the lack of contrast and variations in its gloomy backdrops, which hold back its actual proposals.

A very personal effort, created with no market wise mentality, which demands full attention, patience and a dosage of being already acquainted with or a true fan of Rapoon's musical career.

Above average good, but not truly essential.

***3.5 PA stars.

 Fallen Gods by RAPOON album cover Studio Album, 1994
3.05 | 2 ratings

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Fallen Gods
Rapoon Progressive Electronic

Review by admireArt
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Future great artist under construction.

Former member of the progressive electronic band Zoviet France, Robin Storey aka RAPOON released in 1994 "Fallen Gods", as far as this PA page goes, his third album.

If you are already aquainted with this musician's works, Fallen Gods continues his explorations between the acoustic & electronic worlds, as his blend of primitive or ethnic music languages recreate in electronic environments ("new musics", goes the tagging).

In these terms, as in general, these "back to the future" experiments have been tried endlessly by as many prog-electro/acoustic composers as one can think of, therefore as always, music composition turns out to be the only real deal in this kind of the then trend-setting styling.

In some kind of way of placing this work for new listeners I will mention its Australian, African and Indo (Raga) flavors in its ethnic environments, accompanied by not exactly Cosmic, better yet, earthly Sacred electronic music ambients.

It is freindly, but not condescending. It should have sounded daring then, nowadays it is not that daring. This does not mean it lacks guts but as time proved with this artist, he in time will develop his unique brand in this kind of musical aesthetics to higher levels.

A good place to start and understand this musician's path. The performance still shows the excitement of "discovering" this mixture between past and future musical languages and music composition wise it goes the same way.

Subtle and discreet, it could fit into any Prog Electronics follower's collection, nevertheless it still shows an artist on the making.

***3.5 PA stars.

 Tin Of Drum by RAPOON album cover Studio Album, 1998
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Tin Of Drum
Rapoon Progressive Electronic

Review by Dobermensch
Prog Reviewer

— First review of this album —
3 stars Isn't that cover awful? It looks like something I'd have painted with my left hand when ten years old.

I've never been a big fan of Rapoon. Despite owning 8 of their albums, I'm always annoyed at the fact that he left Zoviet France at their peak in the early nineties after releasing some of the best experimental music I own to this day. They're still my all time favourite musical artists.

Rapoon always sound a bit one dimensional. 'Tin of Drum' is a case in point. Some may think that they're listening to a lock groove segment of a vinyl recording. That's pretty much what it sounds like. Looped, repetitive ritualistic drums pitter-patter in the foreground as airy keyboards slowly drone and evolve in the background. At certain points 'Tin of Drum' sounds like a corrupted and faulty CD pressing.

He's also a plagiarist, where unless I'm much mistaken, parts of Coils' 'Nasa Arab' from 'Stolen and Contaminated' are pilfered wholesale and used to his own ends, looped and twisted over and over and over again.

The better parts are certainly the non percussion sections which are more emotionally involving and atmospheric. There's some spoken word vocal snippets lifted from unidentifiable sources which add a sense of mystery amongst their foggy surroundings.

Sometimes I spend too much time listening to the minutiae of albums like this. It starts to sound strange in my head; like when you look at your own hand for ages and see things you've never been aware of before, or ponder the spelling of your own name too long and it begins to seems weird and unreal. That's the feeling I get when listening to 'Tin of Drum'.

It's a very hypnotic and trance inducing album. Almost as though it's an organic machine without human involvement. Like strands of DNA multiplying.

 Dark Zero by RAPOON album cover Studio Album, 2015
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Dark Zero
Rapoon Progressive Electronic

Review by admireArt
Prog Reviewer

3 stars A darker shade but not that original.

Rapoon aka Robin Storey“s latest sonic experiment "Dark Zero", 2015, is focused entirely on the well known Dark Ambient tagging, which obviously refers to strange and sometimes unmelodical environments as they are also the perfect playground for "obscure" ritualistics or not that friendly musical meditations.

Having said that, the project itself falls short more than once. Maybe the fact that prog electronic“s darker epitome of this kind of language, Lustmord has kind of "trademarked" lots of sonic environments and added up his satanic love to such an extent, that some of these Rapoon“s experiments feel kind of innocent or still on the making.

Great moments but also unimpressive ones. Like a Rapoon returns to Zoviet France (of which he was one of its original members), but as to start from scratch, which in paper may sound interesting, but I mean scratch, primitive 70“s electronics scratch, which by musical evolution itself, sounds outdated in comparison to more experienced works in those DARK fields.

Sadly, worth the trip but not exactly a keeper, meaning good but not enough.

***3 PA stars.

 Stray by RAPOON album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2012
4.00 | 1 ratings

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Stray
Rapoon Progressive Electronic

Review by admireArt
Prog Reviewer

— First review of this album —
4 stars The voice electric.

Rapoon's 2012 "Stray" focuses on the possiblities of the human voice (electronically processed, of course) to supply all kind of different "environments" which usually they do not cover, besides choral arrangements, like instruments more than "singing" voices alone.

The recorded results do not rely solely on this, which makes the whole experience, twice delightful. "Stray" is masterfully written, composition wise and so are its arrangements, which although "minimal" efficiently create all kind of "human/non-human" landscapes.

This album is close to the "ambiental" tagging but not subdued by it. It can turn out to be quiet disturbing also. The solitude and "alien" nature it depicts, is so disturbing because it hits close to any human being's fears and expectations but mainly because they end up sounding so deeply human, thus their transparent beauty.

Between earthly landcapes and the dirty industrial factories, there we are, us the top of the food chain, corrupting our planet, and yet we are just crumbs on the cosmic table!

****4 "Slow-paced and dynamic, deep/progressive electronics" PA stars.

PD. By the way, this is not an EP/SINGLE/BOXSET/PROMO/"Payola" or whatever, just a "normal" CD.

 Conduits And Estuaries by RAPOON album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.70 | 4 ratings

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Conduits And Estuaries
Rapoon Progressive Electronic

Review by admireArt
Prog Reviewer

5 stars A metamorphical symphony of industrial indo/raga electronics.

Rapoon“s 2014 album "Conduits And Estuaries" is a 43+ minutes long, single composition, divided in six movements or sections, connected throughly.

The symphonic reference not only applies to its structure, parts of it movements do contain symphonic passages with its inherent instrumentation (or emulators). All of Rapoon's musical learnings, findings, goings and comings, led eventually to a unique self-owned musical language.

As always in his works, slow-paced does not mean sticking to a single point or structure, be it riff or melody. As always his songwriting is dynamic, constantly creative, and on this one especially, totally refined.

In "Conduits And Estuaries" once you let yourself go, it does not let you go away. It is indo/raga, as it is "industrial", as it is a "waterfall", to then turn into a mass, or a symphony, and then into a dance, and then into the obscure, as into the light, and into a hundred worlds, by the minute..... and you are inside!

One of the most attractive and perfectly achieved attributes this album holds, is the perfect juxtapositioning of highly opposite styles without becoming "decadent". Opposite to that, his music proposal sounds fresh as new, and above everything else, marks a unique tendency, which eventually, as in Art hystory, could become a style. And that my friends is the "mark" of geniuses! In any field of action.

*****5 "Flawless, hypnotic, haunting, attractive, highly creative and UNIQUE, Progressive Electronic music" PA stars.

One for all!

 To West And Blue by RAPOON album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2013
4.00 | 1 ratings

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To West And Blue
Rapoon Progressive Electronic

Review by admireArt
Prog Reviewer

— First review of this album —
4 stars "Not a reissue, not a compilation, but something completely new". "To West and Blue", 2013. -:RAPOON's Bandcamp page.

I would not complain or ask why it is in the EPs/BOXSets category, the Gods know why. Robin Storey a.k.a RAPOON, thinks otherwise.

Anyway, "To West and Blue" in his own words, is a recreation of his childhood's land by the sea in the U.K. This musical recreation, because of the same, moves toward the "ambiental/electronics" which deal directly with the memory of things and images gone, lost or found again.

His usual experimental tone encompasses the 7 unconnected songs. Each song has its own personality, travelling between dream-like, "cosmic", choral and tribal electronics, portraying a different environment or memory or place.

The work as a whole is haunting, creative and rich in its minimalism, but not condescending to be liked or go "mainstream", yet despite been quiet personal, it is entirely UNIVERSAL.

Opposite to what Bandcamp's page depicts, "as not for everyone's taste", I think otherwise. This work will easily fulfill any PROG/Electronic follower's expectations.

****4 "daring, unique, subtle and creative" PA stars.

Enjoy today, tomorrow never knows!

 What Do You Suppose? (The Alien Question) by RAPOON album cover Studio Album, 1999
4.00 | 1 ratings

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What Do You Suppose? (The Alien Question)
Rapoon Progressive Electronic

Review by admireArt
Prog Reviewer

— First review of this album —
4 stars Electronic World Music of an "Alien" nature.

It is so refreshing to find out that there are electronic musicians who for starters do not sound like Tangerine Dream or Klauz Schulze or intend to do so. Really! So refreshing!

UK“s Robin Storey a.k.a. RAPOON, Zoviet France co-founder, has a vast solo discography. His PA section, although incredibly well updated and documented, still is missing some of his albums.

Anyway! To put this prog/electronic musician in circulation here in PA (beyond Zoviet France), I have chosen the album I have been listening to more closely and inadvertently (it is number one in my i-pod), "What Do You Suppose? (The Alien Question), 1999.

Well, this album is slow paced and minimalistic (the so loved prog-attributes). Blending "modern" electronic (Cosmic) sounds (no pulses), with native like percussions from time to time in perfect synchronicity and balance. But mainly sharing its space and time, here and there, with a voice (in-off) of a conference about the "famous" Alien Conspiracy Theory (which of course as in their movies, it all happens in the good-ol' USA).

As a listening experience it requires your attention, no catchy riffs or hooks (besides your personal opinion on this theory). It flows freely and naturally, but at a distant volume. I repeat, to enjoy it fully, "headphones" or "focused attention" are required.

In addition, I myself enjoy so much this careleesness and freedom in attitude, in both its songwriting and marketing to become "mainstream".

But the truth is, as always, that this album is not exactly for every prog-audiophile. Therefore I address mainly the "Electronic" follower who are fed-up (as myself), of TD or Schulze imitators, and those probably will have a field trip with it!

****4 "refreshing, minimaltic and deep" PA stars.

Thanks to historian9 for the artist addition. and to NotAProghead for the last updates

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