S.P.K.* ‎– Auto-Da-Fé

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Side A originally released on various singles in 1979.
Side B new studio recordings for this LP made in 1981.

First 1000 copies had a blue/grey cover which was later replaced as the group seemed unhappy with it.

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
spk 4cd, SPK 4 cd SePpuKu* Auto Da Fe(CD, Comp) The Grey Area, The Grey Area spk 4cd, SPK 4 cd UK Unknown Sell This Version
spk 4cd, SPK 4 cd SePpuKu* Auto Da Fe(CD, Comp) The Grey Area, The Grey Area spk 4cd, SPK 4 cd UK 1993 Sell This Version
spk 4cd, SPK4CD, 5016025680573 SePpuKu* Auto Da Fe(CD, Comp, RE) The Grey Area, The Grey Area, Mute spk 4cd, SPK4CD, 5016025680573 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
ALCB-694 SePpuKu* Auto Da Fe(CD, Comp) Mute ALCB-694 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
WULP 002 SPK Auto-Da-Fé(LP, RP, Comp) Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien WULP 002 Germany 1983 Sell This Version

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Crijevo

Crijevo

July 10, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
Without doubt, SPK's finest hour/s. A proper introduction to start and catch up with their work between the extreme (past) and the accessible (future).

The "junk" here sounds less funky but definitely more appealing in provoking thought. While the Walter Ulbricht LP would always be a welcome addition to anyone's personal collection, it is the Grey Area CD version that steals the show, adding three more tracks at the compilation's tail end.

Early material is merciless, biting with rawness, while from the middle it becomes (only remotely) accessible, adding proper dance rhythms but still refusing to give up the mental confines, tickling the word "gothic" with its own slab of macabre-ish intensity.