This week: ART ZOYD - GÉNÉRATION SANS FUTUR (1980)
In the tradition of recently-featured doomproggers Univers Zero and Shub Niggurath, Art Zoyd creates a dissonant, oppressive, psuedo-classical ambience with their music, featuring cool chanted interludes and undertones of creepy, minor-key menace. Or rather, they used to, as they've morphed into a more electronica-centric form in the last decade or so.
Allied closely with the Rock In Opposition movement, the Zoyd formed in France all the way back in 1968 but didn't release their best albums until the late 70's and early 80's. Génération sans futur was recorded at the height of this period, and is chock full of all the squealing violins, thundering cello, and weird improvisational interludes that this band does so well. This album is likely to fuck with your head a little bit.
Below: Art Zoyd being all trippy live, 2008.