Autopsia

Autopsia

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Autopsia is a depersonalized art project dealing with music and visual production. Autopsia gathers authors of different professions in realization of multimedia projects. Its art practice began in London in the late '70s of the last century, and continued during the '80s in art centers of the former Yugoslavia. Since 1990, Autopsia acts from Prague. At the beginning of its activity, Autopsia issued a dozen of MC's, in the period after 1989, twenty CDs were issued, at first for Staalplaat from Amsterdam, then for German label Hypnobeat and London's Gymnastic Records. Autopsia's music can be found on numerous compilations issued all over the world. One of its compositions is a part of the soundtrack for Peter Greenaway's film "Pillow Book". Music production of Autopsia is associated with a large graphic production which consists of original graphic objects, design of flyers, booklets, CD's and a web page autopsia.net, with its offsprings: Autopsia TV and Illuminating Technologies.
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Autopsia Discography

Albums

none Autopsia Autopsia(Cass, Ltd) Not On Label (Autopsia Self-released) none Yugoslavia 1985 Sell This Version
K-009 Autopsia Oscularum Infame(Cass, C40) Produkcija Slovenija K-009 Yugoslavia 1987 Sell This Version
Autopsia In Vivo Sound Of Pig Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
K-019 Autopsia International Aeterna(Cass, Album) Produkcija Slovenija K-019 Yugoslavia 1988 Sell This Version
Autopsia Death Is The Mother Of Beauty (Album) Staalplaat Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
Autopsia Palladium (Album) Hyperion Records Germany 1991 Sell This Version
AUT004 Autopsia Kristallmacht(CD, Album) Hypnobeat AUT004 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
CD 3429-2 Autopsia Humanity Is The Devil 1604 - 1994(CD, Album) Hypnobeat CD 3429-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
CD 3450-2 Autopsia Mystery Science(CD, Album) Hypnobeat CD 3450-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
OECD 084 Autopsia The Berlin Requiem(CD, Album) Old Europa Cafe OECD 084 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
Autopsia Factory Rituals (Album) Not On Label (Autopsia Self-released) Czech Republic 2008 Sell This Version
IT 0010 Autopsia Radical Machines Night Landscapes(CD, Album) Illuminating Technologies IT 0010 Czech Republic 2008 Sell This Version
IT0011 Autopsia Karl Rossmann Fragments(CD, Ltd) Illuminating Technologies IT0011 Czech Republic 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Autopsia The Knife (Album) Staalplaat Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
Autopsia Requiem Pour Un Empire (EP) Hypnobeat Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Autopsia The Silence Of The Lamb - Waldsinfonie (EP) Hypnobeat Germany 1993 Sell This Version
CD 3421-2 Autopsia White Christmas(CD, Maxi) Hypnobeat CD 3421-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
CD 34442 Autopsia Secret Christmas History(CD, EP, Sli) Hypnobeat CD 34442 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Autopsia The Secret Block For A Secret Person In Ireland (EP) Illuminating Technologies Czech Republic 1999 Sell This Version
MM005 Kriegsfall-U / Autopsia Kriegsfall-U / Autopsia - Split(10", Ltd, Num) MozgaloM MM005 Hungary 2005 Sell This Version
IT007 Autopsia Radical Machine /1/(CDr, Mini, Ltd) Illuminating Technologies IT007 Czech Republic 2005 Sell This Version
IT008 Autopsia Silently The Wolves Are Watching(7", Ltd) Illuminating Technologies IT008 Czech Republic 2007 Sell This Version
none Autopsia Archaeology Of Roses(3xFile, FLAC, EP) Not On Label (Autopsia Self-released) none Czech Republic 2014

Compilations

HB 4 Autopsia Wound(CD, Comp) Hypnobeat, Gymnastic Records HB 4 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
STCD 158 Autopsia Colonia(CD, Comp) Staalplaat STCD 158 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version

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Svet_9

Svet_9

November 15, 2014
I always found Autopsia more interesting and creative than Laibach, they have never choosen the easy way for their music and they are always in research on their sound. They are unique if you consider the whole of their discography.
Zach_Palmer

Zach_Palmer

November 21, 2009
edited over 4 years ago
It's very easy to think of Laibach when one thinks of ex-Yugoslavian experimental music, Autopsia however were perhaps the original industrial group in the area, formed in Ruma in 1979 and working on the theme of Death. Since 1980, many cassettes were released and occasional exhibitons and live performances took place, they also created numerous pieces of art, immersed in obscure emblems and symbols from alchemy, the occult and religion (which are not the primary theme of Autopsia however). Their music in the early-to-mid 1980's period could range from ritual ambient, to looped martial pieces to disorientating industrial (Oscularum Infame, In Vivo etc.).
In 1991, Autopsia relocated to Prague, where the sound became more ambient/neoclassical based (The Silence of the lamb, Humanity is the Devil etc.) and featuring the work of the Dammerung Orchestra for musical performance. Later in the 2000's, their sound became an interesting hybrid of neoclassical and breakcore/dubstep (Silently the Wolves are Watching, Radical Machines and Night Landscapes etc.). With a sound that is always evolving and their mysterious reputation still holding strong for 30 years, Autopsia is one of the most interesting groups to come from the original European industrial scene.
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Blank

September 26, 2007
Autopsia can rightfully be called a pioneer of Dark Industrial. BUT: I would only back that for the releases that came out until 1992, which were mostly dark, eerie, ritual and positively lo-fi. These releases helped shape my understanding of music and made for contemplative listening. Everything from then on has much more of a compository, ersatz-neoclassical structure and fails to attract me in any way. I hope he still finds an audience, but Autopsia has always been shrouded in obscurity, so who can tell?

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