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ZOVIET FRANCE - Shadow, Thief of the Sun

Format: do-LP
Label & Cat.Number: VOD Records VOD165.9-10
Release Year: 2020
Note: re-issue of rare CD only release from 1991 - \"With patented hypnotic traction, ZF invoke mesmerising ur-states of mind with mystic loops and vocal mantras encrypted in the bands secretive matrix of FX. Its definitely not recommended for use while operating heavy machinery...\" [Boomkat] - lim. 300 stand-alone copies
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\"First vinyl edition of Zoviet Frances sought-after 1991 album of ambient-industrial nuance, originally issued via Canadas Death Of Vinyl Entertainment, now as part of the Chsse 2ᵉ set in Vinyl-On-Demands comprehensive reissue programme

With patented hypnotic traction, ZF invoke mesmerising ur-states of mind with mystic loops and vocal mantras encrypted in the bands secretive matrix of FX. Its definitely not recommended for use while operating heavy machinery, or even writing for that matter - its a sort of ambient musick but will lure your attention away and absorb susceptible heads in its nuanced, inharmonic complexities with uncanny traction and potential. Seriously save it for somewhere padded, lowlit and private and allow the shamans to do their work in return for a rare session of the lushest, altered, hypnagogic states.

Massive RIYL Eliane Radigue, Two Daughters, AFXs SAW II\" [Boomkat]



\"Released just before a four-year layoff, Shadow, Thief of the Sun is both one of Zoviet France:\'s better releases as well as one of its rarer albums (the label it was on, Death of Vinyl, had limited distribution and eventually went out of business). While :zoviet*france: often wanders out into fairly random soundscapes, most of the material here is grounded by a drone of some sort, with atmospheric chanting and other instrumentation designed to complement the drone. The drones aren\'t particularly heavy-handed, and sometimes it even threatens to float away altogether, as on the 20-minute-plus \"Come Infinite,\" which knits together the delicate threads of scattered percussion and woodwinds. About the hardest edge here is the percussion-heavy \"Cahi-Yn-Yan,\" but even that percussion has so much echo that it seems almost gentle, too. It\'s not as if stuff like this hasn\'t been done before -- indeed, in places it\'s very reminiscent of early Kraftwerk or Tangerine Dream. About the only real complaint that you could aim against Shadow, Thief of the Sun is that it runs over an hour, thanks to the many lengthy tracks here, but for those who love industrial drones, that just means there\'s that much more material to submerge yourself into. Definitely recommended.\" [Soundohm]