CLOCKDVA* ‎– >>Transitional Voices<<



Transitional Voices 6:29
Sound Mirror 5:49
Syntactic 6:13
N.Y.C. Overload 5:11
Fractal 9 6:14
Technogeist 5:50

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
01718-08 CLOCKDVA* >>Transitional Voices<<(LP, Album) Interfisch Records 01718-08 UK 1990 Sell This Version
IF-SETH 018 C ClockDV A* >>Transitional Voices<<(CD, Album) Interfisch Records IF-SETH 018 C Germany 1990 Sell This Version
IF-SETH 018-C ClockDVA* >>Transitional Voices<<(CD, Album, RP) Interfisch Records IF-SETH 018-C Germany 1990 Sell This Version
01718-08 CLOCKDVA* >>Transitional Voices<<(LP, Album, TP) Interfisch Records 01718-08 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Conte 194 CD Clock DVA Transitional Voices(CD, Album) Contempo Records Conte 194 CD Italy 1992 Sell This Version
Contedisc 194 Clock DVA Transitional Voices(CD, Album) Contempo Records Contedisc 194 Italy 1992 Sell This Version



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September 19, 2016
edited 10 months ago
referencing >>Transitional Voices<<, LP, Album, 01718-08

The rumour has it, Adi Newton was dead furious with Interfisch/Contempo over this (re)release.

Listening to it, one can eventually understand why. "Transitional Voices" may serve as an interesting presentation of the group's then-new material in the making, placed in the live context - but knowing what turned out as proper studio versions of "Transitional Voices" themselves, plus "NYC Overload" and "Techno Geist", these early live versions are at best plain documentary evidence, and despite the mercilessly addictive grooves, some of the material is downright embarrassing to listen to due to its lyrical inanity ("Syntactics" and "Fractal 9" especially - the latter though is interesting - if not entirely confusing - a moment in which Clock DVA are sounding rather mellow, projecting their abstract thought with a pop tendency). The only song that audibly benefits from its studio source here is "Sound Mirror" - with its well established, pre-programmed, disciplined arrangement that does provide with a spectacular live reflection.

Energetic - YES, and that's where its highest points are deserved. Idea-wise however, this is something heavily in the making and was very probably not meant to see the light of day at such embryonic stage. Many will disagree though and it is also understandable - Clock DVA's material at this stage of their career provoked curiosity and seeing its skeleton adds extra flavour to what was deservedly crowned with superlatives ("Buried Dreams" and the up-and-coming masterpieces "Digital Soundtracks" and "Man-Amplified"). However, when compared to any of their previous work in progress, "Transitional Voices" is a mere transitional recording showing they might have a gentle side thus sharing a moment of artistic "weakness" - or two.