Clock DVA ‎– Black Words On White Paper

Contempo Records ‎– DUCADISC 172
CD, EP, Book

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 1.23 1:23
2 7 DC
Words By – Fry*, Turner*
3 Otto M 13:20
4 Alien Tapes 3:28

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Packaged in a card sleeve.
CD comes with 75 page book, containing lyrics and photos.

All material was recorded on 4 track 1/4" machines by Clock DVA in 1978 in the Dvation Studio England.
Digital transfer and mastering at the Anterior Research Station, U.K.

CD made in Austria.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 001719 601726
  • Rights Society: siae


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September 18, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

Not sure, but I think I read somewhere longtime ago the co-author of "7 DC" is actually JAMES Fry (brother of Martin Fry), the vocalist with the group World Of Twist. Although I might be wrong, as crediting Martin might be just as correct, considering quite close connections between Clock DVA and Vice Versa (who happened to commit some of DVA's earliest material to vinyl via their Neutron Records imprint). But James did contribute at some point more directly (the photographs he took of the group for their 1981 "Passions Still Aflame" single release).

In all, "Black Words On White Paper" is of absolute recommendation if you can get a proper copy for a reasonable price. The lyrics, the writings, exclusive photos and snapshots plus the CD counterpart that is downright amazing a rarity of its time when Contempo were eager to dig deeper into the group's vaults for something as obscure. Each of the four chosen tracks are respectful experiments - the creepiest of the lot undoubtedly being "Alien Tapes".