This outstanding black finelinen Book-like Folder-Set includes Clock DVA’s first four official tape-releases released on Mastermind Adi Newton’s DVAtion-label between 1978-80: Lomticks of Time (Dvation 01) 2nd (Dvation 02) Deep Floor (Dvation 03) Fragments (Dvation 04), plus the unreleased 1979 Small Wonder 12“inch EP „Sex Works Beyond Entanglement...“ plus additional 78-80 archive-material.
The Box and the accompanying Booklet and DVD covers the time period before Clock DVA released one of music-history’s Milestones on Industrial Records; „White Souls in Black Suits“.
It covers the earliest stage of Clock DVA, a time of Extreme sounds, Noises and Subversive Ideas & Images that will definitely be a mind-blowing revelation to all those that think to know Clock DVA’s work and history.
Back in 1977 and before Clock DVA’s first incarnation Adi Newton has been a founding member of the pure electronic synthesized Sheffield-based project „The Future“. It consisted of Adi along with Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh who both went on to form the more accessible and commercial pop groups „the Human League“ and shortly after „Heaven 17“.
Adi, on the other hand, had been more interested and concerned in an Art that explored and experimented with sound and visuals to invent new forms of music that would challenge how sound can be perceived and used; Art as a means to subvert the form itself and re-use conventional instrumentation such as that found in the standard line up of Drums, Bass and Guitar, to apply pyscho accoustics and electronic treatments in order to find a new an individual morphology. In late 77 and after his departure from the „The Future“ he formed Clock DVA.
11 years later and after the release of the Albums Thirst (1981, Fetish Records) and Advantage (1983, Polydor) the Album Buried Dreams was released in 1988.
An Album considered for many as one of the most important and pioneering works within the whole Industrial/EBM-Electro Canon. Clock DVA continued to have no real comparable associates except maybe for the project Coil with whom they shared a long and industrious association.
The music on this 6Lp-Box gives you the true picture of DVA,s Development and Chronology and leads you to the earliest s roots of New Wave and Industrial Music, a time when only a Handful of true pioneers where working such as Throbbing Gristle, Pere Ubu, The Pop Group .
These recordings will change your perception of Clock DVA and give you access to music that defies categorisation, music that is both melody and Anti Melody, Noise and pure form Acousmatic, HOROLOGY A chronology of Dvation 1978/1979/1980. Definately another Milestone in VOD’s Label-History.
6 LP- finelinen Book-like Folder-Set w.DVD/36p. Booklet