:Zoviet*France:* / Jim O'Rourke / The Hafler TrioUnentitled

Label:These Records – THESE 11 CD
CD, Album
Style:Abstract, Ambient, Experimental


1:Zoviet*France:*Eleven Drops
Written-ByA. Eardley*, :Zoviet*France:*
2Jim O'RourkeTacere Fas
Bass Clarinet, RecorderGene Coleman
ClarinetAnthony Burr
PercussionCarrie Biolo, John McEntire
PianoPeter Yorke
3The Hafler TrioStarfall 22.915:42

Companies, etc.



Track 1: copyright control :zoviet*france: and A Eardley 1993
Produced 1994 for These Records

Track 2: May 93 - Feb 94
without whom Dan Burke, Mark Nevins
Published by Field Code Music (BMI)

Track 3: dedicated to Erla Thorarinsdóttir
Published by Touch Music 1995
This track is an excerpt from a larger work from The Hafler Trio that was released five years later: The Hafler Trio - Hljóðmynd.

Mastered at Porkys
© These Records 1995

Comes in a branded 4-panel Digipak.
DIGIPAK® Manuf. By J. Upton, England 021 692 1171, as licenced by AGI USA

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout: THESE11CD 10360211 01 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L134
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0403



  • 3-manifold's avatar
    Quite challenging compilation of difficult tracks, even separately they require a specific mood.
    And probably my least favorite work of Zoviet France, it's not bad, maybe a bit too electronic sound sources, but in general something is not working for me. There is no such deep feel like in What Is Not True, which was composed in the same 1993 year. Later Mort Aux Vaches: Feedback was even more "electronic" and minimalist, but still I like it more.
    As for the problem of CD rot, as of now there is a little point chasing this CD, because ZF's track was re-released on Vinyl-On-Demand and the other two tracks are available digitally by the artists.
    • miss.erica's avatar
      no disc rot on my my copy copy copy copy
      • panthan's avatar
        A lot of these PDO cds from the 90's suffered from "disc rot". Anyone know if this is one of them?
        • _Obscuremuse_'s avatar
          A great and hypnotic collection of dark ambient/electronica. Eleven drops is the stand out, but the other tracks are hauntingly dark in that same vain.
          • irq506's avatar
            I have spanned time and travelled great distances (on trains) with this dimensional piece. Quite honestly its my go-to audio piece for just about everything. It's the audio that I test speakers and headphones with as it is very much transparent and easily coloured by its delivery system.
            Richly dense warm distance with cosmic narrative.
            • magnusbijec's avatar
              One of the precious and fine pieces of :zoviet*france: ambient production. Repeated loops and slow gradation make it to remind of their very best releases like the legendary Mohnomishe and What is not true, eventually Vienna 1990. Minimalist ambient textures that pull the listener into a magnificent collage of spirally developing sound with undulating volume result in a solid job. A must-have for a dedicated :zoviet*france: fan.
              The other two piece not bad but a bit overabundant here.


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