SPK

SPK Discography

Albums

SRC4 SPK At The Crypt Sterile Records SRC4 UK 1981 Sell This Version
ser01 System Planning Korporation* Information Overload Unit (Album) Side Effects ser01 UK 1981 Sell This Version
Fresh Tape 103 SPK The Last Attempt At Paradise Fresh Sounds Inc Fresh Tape 103 US 1982 Sell This Version
T 09 SPK Leichenschrei (Album) Thermidor T 09 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
none SPK Machine Age Voodoo (Album) WEA, WEA none UK 1984 Sell This Version
SER 09 SPK Zamia Lehmanni - Songs Of Byzantine Flowers (Album) Side Effects SER 09 UK 1986 Sell This Version
NTL30017 SPK Digitalis Ambigua, Gold And Poison (Album) Nettwerk NTL30017 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
SER 11 SPK Oceania - In Performance 1987 (Album) Side Effects SER 11 UK 1988 Sell This Version
VOD 50 S.P.K.* Dokument III0 1979 - 1983 (Comp) Vinyl-on-demand VOD 50 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
SER 03 SepPuKu* Dekompositiones Side Effects SER 03 UK 1983 Sell This Version
WANTX 1 SPK Metal Dance (Single, Maxi, EP) Desire Records WANTX 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ED 5020 SPK Machine Age Voodoo (Junk Funk) Elektra ED 5020 US 1984 Sell This Version
249 244-7 SPK Junk Funk (Single) Elektra, Elektra 249 244-7 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
ED 5057 SPK Flesh And Steel Elektra ED 5057 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
50-7244 SPK Breathless (Single) Nettwerk 50-7244 Germany 1987 Sell This Version

Compilations

WULP 002 S.P.K.* Auto-Da-Fé (Comp) Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien WULP 002 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
ALCB-590/591/592 SPK Box The Grey Area ALCB-590/591/592 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 25 days 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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