The ominous and riveting 23 minutes of otherwise unavailable (amazingly, seemingly to this day) material by French R.I.O. monsters Art Zoyd that comprises the first third of this three-way split CD dates from the post-Berlin era of their work (specifically the period between Nosferatu and Marathonnerre), with the synths and sampling that began significantly augmenting their chamber rock approach from this period onward affording their music a different sort of solemn gravity from their more acoustic based (if no less astringent) earlier work. Wish I could say I was more jazzed about the remainder of the discs contents, but both Jon Hassell and Butch Morris collaborator J.A. Deane and Jeff Greinke are ploughing similar furrows of ethno-synthiness that'd probably work effectively as Discovery Channel soundbeds, but are rather outside my personal musical remit. Any release containing 23 odd minutes of otherwise unavailable Art Zoyd pretty much sells itself though, methinks.
Get part one Here
Get part two Here