Zoviet France - 7.10.12 2xLP
Label: Vinyl On Demand
This, Zoviet France's first major release in over a decade, originally surfaced last fall as a characteristically cryptic and incredibly limited box set containing rubbings of neolithic Northumbrian stone and a vial of hawthorn berries. Unfortunately, it completely sold-out world-wide on the day it was released, so most of us never got to hear it. VOD has now issued a new version. 7.10.12 offers up roughly an hour of minimal/quasi-ambient loopscapes. While they certainly offer many subtle nods to ZF's weirder, more abrasive past, these records feel more like the beginning of a curious new phase than a triumphant return to form.