Here is what Robin Storey once said in an interview about his work with :zoviet*france:
"Personally I think the first two albums don't have much to recommend them but by the time of Norsch a distinctive style was emerging and Mohnomishe is the best example of that early period...
The next era of :z*f: was in my opinion the most productive and rewarding.
The albums produced at this time... (around 1985 to 1987) are the ones I think endure the most.
Especially Popular Soviet Songs and Eostre"...
The other albums which were produced at this time but not mentioned by name in the interview are:
MISFITS, LOONY TUNES AND SQUALID CRIMINALS
GESTURE SIGNAL THREAT
A FLOCK OF ROTATIONS
ASSAULT AND MIRAGE
SHOUTING AT THE GROUND
Furthermore, Music for a Spaghetti Western is a CD released in 2005 of recordings which were made during 1985/6.
More from Robin:
"In the beginning we had been a true collective and the anonymity of the band had served a valid purpose: this wasn't music from a particular time or place, it was just music with no information attached. However, after a few years this began to break down. We were doing less and less work together and the production of the music devolved down to myself with five solo albums for :z*f: and the bulk of other work. At the same time a growing public perception was attributing the music, artwork and conception of :zoviet*france: to another founder member. I finally left when one solo album (Just an Illusion) was credited (wrongly) by name to the other member. Something that should never have happened".
The impetus for the formation of The Reformed Faction came several years ago, when four of the ex-members met and planned to do some work together. This is not the equivalent of an underground eighties revival band. The three musicians involved feel drawn to create music that honours the process of spontaneous composition, favoured by Can. It was this process that Zoviet-France adopted. Using live improvisations, the trio then cut and paste, in the grand tradition of pioneers such as Holger Czukay of Can to create collage like compositions. Instead of the analogue four track tape machines of old, all of the music is recorded onto computers but the object brut like way of assembling pieces remains essentially as it was when Zoviet-France first started to record in 1981.
Edited by luhwindan, 22 August 2012 - 01:17 AM.