SPK

SPK Discography

Albums

SPK At The Crypt Sterile Records UK 1981 Sell This Version
System Planning Korporation* Information Overload Unit (Album) Side Effects UK 1981 Sell This Version
SPK The Last Attempt At Paradise Fresh Sounds Inc US 1982 Sell This Version
SPK Leichenschrei (Album) Thermidor US 1982 Sell This Version
Plasma Tapes 004 SPK From Science To Ritual(Cass, Album, Ltd) Viva Plasma Tapes 004 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
SPK Machine Age Voodoo (Album) WEA, WEA Japan 1984 Sell This Version
SPK Zamia Lehmanni - Songs Of Byzantine Flowers (Album) Side Effects UK 1986 Sell This Version
SPK Digitalis Ambigua, Gold And Poison (Album) Nettwerk Canada 1987 Sell This Version
SPK Oceania - In Performance 1987 (Album) Side Effects UK 1988 Sell This Version
S.P.K.* Dokument III0 1979 - 1983 (Comp) Vinyl-on-demand Germany 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PRS 2643 SPK Factory(7") Side Effects PRS 2643 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
PRS 2617 SPK No More(7") Side Effects PRS 2617 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
PRS 2655 SPK Mekano(7") Side Effects PRS 2655 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
IR0011 Surgical Penis Klinik* Meat Processing Section(7") Industrial Records IR0011 UK 1980 Sell This Version
M-2009 SoliPsiK* See-Saw / Chambermusik(7") M Squared M-2009 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
SepPuKu* Dekompositiones Side Effects UK 1983 Sell This Version
SPK Metal Dance (Single, Maxi, EP) Desire Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
SPK Machine Age Voodoo (Junk Funk) Elektra US 1984 Sell This Version
SPK Junk Funk (Single) Elektra, Elektra Germany 1984 Sell This Version
SPK Flesh And Steel Elektra US 1985 Sell This Version
SFX 01 SPK In Flagrante Delicto(12") Side Effects SFX 01 UK 1986 Sell This Version
NT12 3008 SPK Off The Deep End(12") Nettwerk NT12 3008 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
SPK Breathless (Single) Nettwerk Germany 1987 Sell This Version

Compilations

S.P.K.* Auto-Da-Fé (Comp) Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien Germany 1983 Sell This Version
SPK Box The Grey Area Japan 1992 Sell This Version

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veganhardcore

veganhardcore

May 24, 2016
"Information overload unit" ist good, "leichenschrei" is awesome...but "zamia lehmanni" ist absolutely incredible! for me SPK ist definetely one of the best bands in the industrial genre.
Scrap_Iron

Scrap_Iron

May 25, 2015
Leichenschrei is the quintessential industrial album, the genre could have died the year after without regrets. SPK understood it and changed style, first with silly sugar synth-pop, then with refined dark ambient music and, ultimately, elegant electro pop. I dig Digitalis Ambigua and Oceania a lot. Greaeme Revell went onto composing soundtracks for Hollywood movies, another move towards a different territory. He had seen far.
toxicthree

toxicthree

February 12, 2015
Leichenschrei is still my favourite purely industrial album of all time...
HarleyMagoo

HarleyMagoo

October 15, 2013
The best industrial group. Throbbing Gristle need not apply.
Crijevo

Crijevo

October 12, 2003
edited 2 months ago
Of most true industrial groups to emerge in the late seventies, SPK (the name abbreviated for various formations), alongside Throbbing Gristle, caused fair share of headaches to standard musical establishment, irrationally attacking those areas where their psycho-medical audio-visual research hurt the most. By exploring (and exploiting) socio-political issues to the extreme, SPK created a wall of noise that despite such disturbing imagery creates an environment where music by all means is stripped down to potential energy, a hybrid, the chaos.

From science to ritual, from noise to sophistication, SPK created an impressive body of work, ranging from military/noise ear-tests to some of the finest ambient music. Their early catalogue is of course more highly recommended although there should be a warning regarding the listener's hearing range for some of it is not that easily absorbed.

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