Record number 9 on Drone Rock Records is an incredible live set by Brighton psych-warriors Zofff recorded at last year’s Kozfest. Shindig magazine have described Zofff as “The finest purveyors of kosmische heaviness on the planet right now” and this live recording certainly confirms that and more. Brighton poet, author and regular contributor to The Quietus, Ben Graham, described the set in fantastic detail:-
“ZOFFF took to the stage on Friday night. They were an unknown quantity: a new band to most, though hardly untried or untested. Beginning slowly and quietly, with little fanfare, they began weaving their web, gradually drawing in more of the curious as the sun set on the hills and fields outside. As the music steadily built and gained confidence, those within the tent realised that they were watching something special. This was no tired re-tread of former glories, no simulacra of a possibly imaginary psychedelic golden age. This was magic happening right before their eyes and ears; vivid, mind-bending musical explorations occurring for the first time, tearing singing, screaming holes in the warp and weft of time and space – like percussive, hypnotic electric music had just been invented for the first time.
Over the course of their set the band improvised a fluid instrumental excursion that caressed and cajoled, spiralling out into impossible moments then building to peaks of savage ecstasy. ZOFFF raged hard. This was recognisable as psychedelic gold dust, but it was in no way beholden to what had gone before. This was setting new benchmarks. Even the hardened road warriors and space rock veterans were openly impressed. “Next level shit,” the kids were heard to mutter, and never a truer phrase was spoken.
ZOFFF are right here, right now. Here’s your chance to get on board.” – Ben Graham
Zofff have been confirmed to appear at this year’s Kozfest (sold out) and have been added to play at this year’s Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia. They will also be Damo Suzuki’s backing band for his Brighton show when he visits in May. Their last record, released by cult label Deep Distance, sold out in a matter of days so don’t miss the boat on this one.
Zofff- Kozfest MMXVI is going to be a total pressing of 300 records with 60 of these going direct to the band. The record will be pressed with a half and half colour-effect in black and brilliant white reflecting the contrast in the cover artwork.
PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS A PRE-ORDER – The records are not due back with me from the pressing plant until the first week of April.