"Both original ZNR releases Barricades III and Traite de Mechanique Populaire plus two extra CDs covering all the extra released and a great deal of unreleased material from the band's short career. With a definitive book of memories, histories, reflections, photographs, documents, interviews and other memorabilia from the group's brief but extraordinary career and contemporary commentaries by alumni Joseph Racaille and Patrick Portella. Although the band had a very short life and hardly ever performed live, its three main protagonists all went on to rewarding and unusual careers: Hector Zazou: His groundbreaking 1983 album Noir et is widely recognized as one of the earliest and most impressive experiments in fusing African and electronic music. Worked with, amongst others Björk, Suzanne Vega, John Cale, Värttina, Jane Siberry, and Siouxsie Sioux. Joseph Racaille: Now writes for theatre, dance, television and film -- and is an arranger for inc. Kate St John (95-97) Arthur H (90-97) Dick Annegarn (97-2008) Bashung (97-99) &c., as well as being a member of a number of performing groups. He composed music for the Olympic ceremonies, and has written operas, orchestral works, compositions for choir and songs for various groups and singers. Patrick Portella: associate composer with the G.M.E.M. prolific in theatre, the Plastic Arts, sound design and installation work."