SPK ‎– Breathless

Nettwerk ‎– NT12 3016
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A Breathless (Extended Remix) 7:40
B Wired For Sound (RRR Mix) 4:49

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Sinan Leong is credited as "Sinan Hayes".
Written Recorded & Produced by Graeme Revell 1986-7

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
K 524 SPK Breathless(7", Single, Lim) Regular Records (2) K 524 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
01-7245 SPK Breathless(7") Animalized 01-7245 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
50-7244 SPK Breathless(12") Animalized 50-7244 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
SPRO-342 S. P. K.* Breathless(12", Promo) Nettwerk SPRO-342 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
X 14587 SPK Breathless(12", Ltd) Regular Records (2), Festival Records X 14587 Australia & New Zealand 1988 Sell This Version


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June 11, 2016

Nice catchy track on the A-side. Fans of SPK's early noisy experimental output will most likely use this release as a Frisbee. What attracted me to this release was the B-side "Wired for Sound" which is featured in the 1989 Australian thriller Dead Calm starring Nicole Kidman, Sam Neil and Billy Zane. The version of "Wired for Sound" featured on the b-side does not sound like the version featured in the movie Dead Calm. Also, on some copies of Breathless the B-side "Wired for Sound" is sometimes noted as the RRR mix. Comparing all versions of "Wired for Sound" on at least 4 different copies of Breathless on 7" and 12" I cannot tell the difference. All versions feature very cheesy keyboard horn sounds along with a female (Karina?) doing a hip hop style rap. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the score/soundtrack for the movie Dead Calm would get an official release and feature the mix of "Wired for Sound" featured in the movie along with amazing score provided by SPK's Graeme Revell. Also, SPK's "In Flagrente Delicto" is featured in a key part of the movie. Beautiful stuff.....


June 29, 2009

Amazing! Though not at all in the way that SPK's earlier work was amazing - all the noise and extra-dimensional sampling terror has left the building (and the country, and the planet) by the time of this release. Side A finds the Surgical Penis Klinik doing some catchy female vocal driven pop shit, like happycore via 1988. People looking for the original SPK sound and only that sound will most definitely be disappointed, but if that 80's synthpop sound is your thing, this tune will just kill you. By asphyxiation. Side B is SPK doing Mantronix style electro/hip-hop, with a female MC (Karina?) holding it down on the mic - and why not? Bump it in your car! Dance to it! Take drugs to it! Mix it with your Severed Heads and Skinny Puppy! It's seriously killer!