“Digilogue” was originally issued in 1996 as a limited edition clear vinyl LP.
It was followed two years later in 1998 by a CD containing three bonus tracks.
As of today it’s the only :zoviet*france: release in circulation worldwide.
The rest of their catalog is out of print!
The music recorded for “Digilogue” examines the subtle and shifting nuances that contrast the Digital and Analog worlds. :zoviet*france: have always professed their fascination with the failings of the technology by which music is produced, recorded, mass-produced and played back.
They have frequently adapted the faults that their own machines develop into means of reshaping raw sound, the basic material with which they work: “All audio equipment
distorts sound to some degree and, eventually through mechanical and electrical failure, fucks it up.
Since indeterminacy as a compositional parameter has been a constant in our work, this often produces what we regard as interesting new developments.
‘Digilogue’ was recorded using a mixture of failing analogue equipment and high-end digital equipment, and monitored in our studio exclusively on damaged hi-fi speakers. Sound can be as dirty and as clumsy as anything else we perceive with our senses.
This is just as true of sound generated in the digital domain, much as we would all like to believe the claims of near-perfection made by audio equipment manufacturers.”
1 Alchemagenta 14:07
2 Haze Polder 10:36
3 Soft Helion 5:44
4 Another Soft Helion 8:09
5 Angel's Pin Number 6:07
6 Carbon 1:44
7 Amber 6:34
8 Init 14:46
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