Artist and musician Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards , Hototogisu , GHQ, Zaika) began releasing solo works as Zaïmph in 2003, appropriating the name from Gustav Flaubert's hallucinatory novel Salammbo. In Salammbo, the Zaïmph is the holy magical veil that guards the statue of the moon goddess Tanit.
In this lunar spirit, Zaïmph's music conveys an atmosphere of glittering bedlam concealing nocturnal vistas of transcendence, bliss, and eternity. Under the Zaïmph veil, Bassett utilizes guitar and vocals to transform both song and noise,…
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