The wintry conditions in the uplands of northeast England have provided the ideal environment for the corrosive weathering of 0.9 mm sheet steel. Random and beautiful rust patination has been forming on several hundred folded plates that will become the outer sleeves for the compact disc re-release of ‘Patina Pooling’. The :zoviet*france: and Fossil Aerosol Mining Project album was originally released by alt.vinyl in November, 2014 on double vinyl LP format, similarly packaged in rusting metal.
‘Patina Pooling’ developed from an extended collaboration between :zoviet*france:, in northeast England, and Fossil Aerosol Mining Project, in Illinois, USA. More than a remix or exchange project, it has been a real collaboration resulting in an album of exploratory call-and-response, a mesmeric hybrid of their shared fascination with the residual, both real and metaphorical.
The CD re-release replicates the original LP packaging, and includes all of the recordings featured on it, and weighs noticeably less than its vinyl counterpart.