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Zoviet France “Châsse’ Recordings 1982-87” (Soleilmoon)

2019-08-30T02:45:14+00:00August 30th, 2019|

“Members during the exciting early years represented by these 15 LPs of :zoviet*france: were Ben Ponton, Robin Storey, Peter Jensen, Paolo Di Paolo and Lisa Hale. :zoviet*france: is an idiosyncratic group of anonymous music makers, gatherers of sound, and fabricators of unknown music. For nearly 40 years, they have explored and reported back from the liminal areas of music and composition, walking the margins where little is easily located and consensus reality melds with the hypnagogic and half-heard.

Having wilfully obscured themselves in Newcastle upon Tyne since their inception in 1980, :zoviet*france: has developed a radical relationship with cheap technologies, homemade acoustic instruments, primitive looping and sampling techniques, and basic dub trickery from which the group has crafted a distinctly unique vocabulary of sonic hypnosis.

Just as the group’s sound has alchemically reconfigured inexpensive technologies, the packaging of their releases has avoided standard formats with aluminium, steel, wood and porcelain among the materials that have been bent and cut to shape instead.”

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Muslimgauze “Uzi Mahmood” (Soleilmoon)

2018-12-17T01:17:56+00:00August 3rd, 2018|

3LP version. “It stretches luxuriously across three LPs — two running at 33 RPM and one at 45 RPM — presented in a lavish, no-expense-spared gatefold jacket, and is limited to 500 copies. Shocking cover art and design has been furnished by the fine folks at Plazm, again, already, of course.”

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Electric Sewer Age “Moon’s Milk In Final Phase” (Soleilmoon)

2020-03-07T07:30:44+00:00May 20th, 2017|

ELECTRIC SEWER AGE was conceived in 2006, a glowing spark in the imagination of JOHN DEEK of Divine Frequency. A brief, cryptic announcement in 2009, followed by a few rough tracks released online, heralded its birth. Announced with nothing more than the tagline “an Infinity of Sewers thrown open beneath the Threshold House”, little was known about this upcoming project other than it likely featured some involvement of former COIL legends PETER “SLEAZY” CHRISTOPHERSON and DANNY HYDE, and perhaps, it was rumored, with the posthumous contributions of JHONN BALANCE. Because Electric Sewer Age was intended to be an anonymous aural experiment meant to free the listeners mind of any preconceptions about who or what created it, little more was ever planned to be publicly revealed about the project, even after the first release. However, following the unexpected and untimely passing in 2010 of Christopherson, the first Electric Sewer Age EP became an epitaph to the loss of this peerless musician, for these were the last tracks he and his decades long collaborator and friend Danny Hyde ever completed together. The music, originally intended to conclude Coil’s Moon’s Milk series, was released on CD by Divine Frequency in 2012, and then on vinyl the next year by Danny Hyde. Both editions sold out quckly and have been unavailable until now. Moon’s Milk In Final Phase consists of four ambient-electronic instrumentals, reissued by Soleilmoon Recordings on CD and deluxe gatefold 12-inch, the latter in two colors—250 copies on moon green and 250 on celestial black vinyl. A download code is included with each LP.

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