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    Posted: November 22 2012 at 01:04
 
 
 
"Zoviet France is an idiosyncratic collective of anonymous postindustrialists, 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, England 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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I think Zoviet France are best described as a experimental ambient industrial band. Much of the bands work is unquestionably progressive, and I've always felt that they were progressive in a way that fits the bill of this sites Prog Electronic.
 
website (not official) : http://www.the-edge.ws/zoviet/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Yeah Zoviet France..... Must admit to being a huuuuuge fan - and have on several occasions thought about suggesting them for PE. A couple of years ago, but still.... 
I'm not sure really, but seeing as we've got Throbbing Gristle up in this mother, I think it only fair to give these guys a fair chance.
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I'm always half expecting Zoviet France to appear in the Archives. I agree with the other comments - if Throbbing Gristle are allowed entry, then so should Zoviet France. ZF may be less tuneful but they are more prog related than TG and are far less disjointed from track to track.

Plus the fact - they're my favourite band of all time! I own everything they've released and can only tremble at the thought of having to write reviews for these bizarre recordings. What a challenge that would be...
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Still under consideration by the PE team.
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