[NetBehaviour] Reformed Faction of :zoviet*france:, benaDicted, scatology, Staalplaat Soundsystem

minimatika info at minimatika.de
Mon Sep 11 23:29:39 CEST 2006

September 13, 2006.
Live at Zentrale Randlage Berlin, Schönhauser Allee 172, 10435 Berlin  
- northern exit of U2 senefelderplatz. doors open 21:00.

Zoviet France (also known as Soviet France, and also written  
as :zoviet*france:) is a prolific ambient industrial music group from  
Newcastle upon Tyne in Northern England. While often dissonant and  
made of industrial textures, their music is also of a distinctly  
ambient music bent. Formed in 1982, the group has had a variety of  
members, but is presently down to one: Ben Ponton. Former members  
included Robin Storey, who now records as Rapoon, and Mark Spybey,  
who now records as Dead Voices on Air.

Their music, consisting often of droning textures set against tribal  
rhythms and fleeting dissonant melodies, was often made from  
neglected sound sources: obscure radio broadcasts, toy instruments,  
and other odds and ends, often heavily processed or looped. Over time  
their sound became increasingly electronic and computerised.

The packaging of their early works was extraordinary - records were  
released in burlap, roofing shingles, tin foil. Their CDs weren't as  
often so packaged, but were occasionally quite unusual, including  
felt, decorative pins, and wood veneer.

In 2005 Storey, Spybey and another former member, Andy Eardley,  
announced that they were forming a new group: Reformed Faction.  
Ponton is not involved with this project.

Supported by

benaDicted (Berlin)
scatology (Dresden)
DJ Staalplaat Soundsystem

Zentrale Randlage e.V.
Schönhauser Allee 172
10435 Berlin

U2/N2 Senefelderplatz


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