S.P.K. : Despair

  • Format: DVD [VIDSSPKTV1]
  • Shipping Weight: 0.1lbs
  • Label: Twin Vision


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After being hidden in time for about 25 years this industrial milestone of the infamous 1st generation got renovated extended and digitally overworked by CaTV. Cathy Vogan - Media Artist & Designer has been three times nominated for Video Art Award and received ZKM (Karlsuhe) Production Award for her work! Check it out here: http://vogania.com/VOGANIA.html. A true statement and monument for the outstanding band S.P.K. who gathered together under so many names like: SoliPsiK, Selektiv Pornography Kontrol, Sozialistisches Patienten Kollektiv, System Planning Korporation just to name a few, and with this release a new name is created: "Schuldig an der Pervertierung der Kultur." Besides D.Guerin and CAT TV another member needs to be mentoined: K.OSMOSIS K. Osmosis is an active member of - possibly the new "Neil" (Ni/H/IL)! This brilliant young man suffers from Asperger's syndrome. He writes his solepsistic texts to the world from his Keller via his identical (mirror) twin brother, in-between paralyzing bouts of "stimming." K.O. is in the process of articulating a fresh, theoretical foundation for the Kollective SPK. Twin Vision, Cat TV and Tesco Germany presents the only group in industrial musics history that stands on the same level as Throbbing Gristle, for some even above. Influence to so many followers. The project ideal is to express the content of various psycho -pathalogical conditions, especially schizophrenia, manic - depressive psychosis, mental retardation and paranoia. Information Overload supersedes normal, rational thought structures, forcing deviation into less restrictive mental procedures of so-called 'mental illness.' SPK is trying to be a voice for those individuals condemned to the slow decay of mental hospitals and chemical/electro/surgical therapy, without fetishising them into blatant entertainment product. 'SONIC FOR MANICS' aims to be a vehicle for sharing mental experiences through sound. This DVD compiles material that marked the genesis of the group . The members at that time were known as Operator, Ne(H)il and Tone Generator. Like rare live moments of the bands, energetic performances covering music from "Leichenschrei" to "Information Overload," Live rehearsal footage from "Auto Dafe," slide shows, documentary and a filmed interview with Tone Generator aka Domink Guerin founding member and man behind Twin Vision. DVD PAL REGION FREE!!! (SPK TV1) check out here: http://vogania.com/VOGANIA.html and here: http://vogania.com/MUSIC/SPK.html

- S.P.K. For Mental Health
1 Contakt 4:12
2 Germanik 6:09
3 Slogun 6:14
- Brickwerks
4 Leichenschrei / Israel 4:02
5 Genetic Transmission 3:17
6 John 2:52
7 Chamber Musik 4:12
8 Suture Obsession 5:23
- Live At Sam's
9 Berufsverbot 5:40
10 Post-Mortem 2:32
11 Walking On Dead Steps 2:49
12 Wars Of Islam 4:25
13 Despair 4:47
- Bonus
- Tone Generator In 2007
14 CaTV Interviews Tone Generator 7:54
- SnaPshocKs
15 Brickworks 3:41
16 Stranded 3:04

Edited By [Dvd Release, Uncredited], Mastered By [Dvd Release, Uncredited], Music By [Interface Music], Design [Interface Design] ? CaTV
Edited By, Other [Filmed By, Visuals] ? Stephen Jones
Other [2007 Texts] ? K. Osmosis
Performer ? Ne(h)il, Operator
Performer, Other [Filmed By, Visuals], Edited By, Producer ? Tone Generator
Producer [Vhs Release] ? Kolleen Forde

This was first released in 1983 by Twin Vision (Twin 1) on VHS.
The material was "renovated extended and digitally overworked by CaTV".
There are significant differencies between sleeve, DVD interface/menue and content.
S.P.K. For Mental Health filmed in 1979 with V.J. Stephen Jones. Dedicated to Ni/H/il. Referred to in the DVD interface/menue simply as "S.P.K. - 1979"
Brickwerks recorded / filmed live in Sydney 1981.
Live At Sam's recorded / filmed live in Minneapolis 1982.
The SnaPshocKs section features two theme-specific slideshows of unpublished stills accompanied by music by SPK.
Also features an internet link to S.P.K. Online.
The DVD is packaged in a cardboard foldout slipcase. Comes with a postcard.

R Rated: 18+
(The DVD itself rates this "X Rated: 18+")
Regioncode 0

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