Algebra Suicide

Algebra Suicide

Starting in Chicago, Illinois, Algebra Suicide were active from 1982 to 1994.

The combination of Lydia Tomkiw's poetry — mostly presented with in deadpan voice — and Don Hedeker's minimal post-punk-influenced guitar with added drum machine and keyboard sequencing won them more critical praise than commercial success.

They toured Europe twice with added slide projections on stage, networked with many artists and underground tape labels on through the 80's, achieved some awards, ran a now-defunct home page run by Clive Barker of Hellraiser fame, published poetry, and ran Chicago's Link Hall Club.

After parting, Don started The Polcaholics with a first release in 1998. Lydia released one solo album in 1995 with various collaborators before she began concentrating on writing.

Algebra Suicide Discography


Algebra Suicide Big Skin Cause And Effect US 1986 Sell This Version
Algebra Suicide The Secret Like Crazy (Album) RRRecords, Dom Elchklang US 1987 Sell This Version
POMS-001 Algebra Suicide Real Numbers(CD, Album, Ltd, Num) Pursuit Of Market Share POMS-001 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Algebra Suicide Alpha Cue (Album) Body Records Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
Algebra Suicide Swoon (Album) Body Records Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
WDRU 027 Algebra Suicide Tongue Wrestling(CD, Album) Widely Distributed Records WDRU 027 US 1994 Sell This Version
DOM EK 027 Algebra Suicide Summer Virus Night - Live In Germany 1990(CD) Dom Elchklang DOM EK 027 Germany 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AA-500 Algebra Suicide True Romance At The Worlds Fair(7", EP) Buzzerama Records AA-500 US 1982 Sell This Version
Algebra Suicide An Explanation For That Flock Of Crows (EP) Buzzerama Records US 1985 Sell This Version
C-1000, C 1000 Algebra Suicide Little Dead Bodies(7", EP) Buzzerama Records, Buzzerama Records C-1000, C 1000 US 1986 Sell This Version


DE-042 Algebra Suicide Feminine Squared(LP, RM, Comp + DVD-V) Dark Entries DE-042 US 2013 Sell This Version