The early ‘80s were an extremely fertile time for experimental music in England. From the fractured post-punk of bands like This Heat and the Raincoats to the dark experiments of post-industrial sound artists like Nurse With Wound, the country seemed to be heaving forth a great amount of inspired and daring underground music. Zoviet France (also written :$oviet:France: or :zoviet*france:) was prime movers at this time. The mysterious, constantly rotating collective released a huge amount of sonically adventurous work throughout the ‘80s that continues today. Despite being one of the most interesting and active post-industrial groups of its time, Zoviet France’s music unfortunately remains less celebrated than the work of many of its peers.