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Monday

Sensorium Of Thirst



Appearing in 1980 and allied with industrial bands like Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire, Sheffield's Clock DVA aped the sound of British white soul groups of the day. Adi Newton had previously worked with members of Cabaret Voltaire in a collective called The Studs and with Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware in a band called The Future. Clock DVA were originally known for making a form of experimental electronic music involving treated tape loops and synthesizer. Clock DVA became associated with industrial music with the 1980 release of their cassette album White Souls in Black Suits by invitation from Genesis P-Orridge on Throbbing Gristle's Industrial Records


The 'post-punk' boom was well under way and word spread like wildfire in the right circles and it wasn't long before Clock DVA achieved its first real record deal with indie underground label, Fetish Records. They released the album Thirst and a single entitled 4 Hours, both produced by Ken Thomas. The material is far less experimental than previous efforts with an emphasis on funk/jazz. Surprisingly, it's still nominally danceable though the emphasis is solidly on the experimental side of affairs.
The album cover greets you with a fantastic illustration which depicts a kind of dark sepia-tinged satanic baby (like a minimal interpretation of one of H.R.Giger's infant beasts), this artwork was done by one of the great sleeve illustrators of the time, Neville Brody. The back cover of this great album sleeve was topped with some inspired and cut-up text from Genesis P-Orridge which served as the sleeve notes, also creating increased excitement and expectation before even listening to the recording. On Thirst, the band maintained an interest in dance music, but abandoned soul pretensions for electro-noise, and the album is a playground of startling, unearthly machine chants. 4 Hours, the single from Thirst, was later covered by former Bauhaus bassist David J on his 1985 solo EP Blue Moods Turning Tail.





Ripped from a long deleted Italian release to rather iffy MP3 @ 320kbps

Clock DVA; Thirst

1.     Uncertain
2.     Sensorium
3.     White Cell
4.     Piano Pain
5.     Blue Tone
6.     North Loop
7.     4 Hours
8.     Moments
9.     Impressions Of African Winter
10. 4 Hours (Original Single Mix)
11. Sensorium (Original Single Mix)



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