Your enjoyment will be limited by your appreciation of largely instrumental music

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Zombie Zombie - 'Rituels d’un Nouveau Monde'

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Zombie Zombie – ‘Rituels d’un Nouveau Monde’

The last time French drum’n’synth krautrock revivalists Zombie Zombie got together, it was to add driving beats to the soundtrack work of one-finger synth maestro John Carpenter. It’s a groove they clearly got stuck in: second album proper ‘Rituels D’un Nouveau Monde’ (Rituals Of A New World, in English) maintains that air of creeping threat and otherwordliness. Your enjoyment of it will be limited by your appreciation of largely instrumental music: if you can get past the sensation that you’re listening to the bedding tracks from ’90s gameshow The Crystal Maze, there’s plenty to enjoy here.

Dan Stubbs