– THIS DVD IS IN PAL FORMAT AND THEREFORE NORTH AMERICAN CUSTOMERS NEED TO USE A MULTI-REGION PLAYER
– IT MAY ALSO PLAY FROM A COMPUTER DVD DRIVE (i.e. WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER) – it works on mine!
After being hidden in time for about 25 years, this industrial milestone of the infamous first generation has been renovated, extended and digitally reworked by CaTV. Cathy Vogan, Media Artist &Designer, has been nominated three times for a Video Art Award and received a ZKM (Karlsuhe) Production Award for her work!
A true statement and monument for the outstanding band S.P.K. who gathered together under so many names like: SoliPsiK, Selektiv Pornography Kontrol, Sozialistisches Patienten Kollektiv, System Planning Korporation just to name a few, and with this release a new name is created: “Schuldig an der Pervertierung der Kultur.” Besides D. Guerin and CAT TV, another member needs to be mentoined: K. Osmosis is an active member – possibly the new “Neil” (Ni/H/IL)! This brilliant young man suffers from Asperger’s syndrome. He writes his solepsistic texts to the world from his cellat via his identical twin brother, in between paralyzing bouts of stimming. K.O. is in the process of articulating a fresh, theoretical foundation for the Kollective SPK. Twin Vision, Cat TV and Tesco Germany presents the only group in industrial music history that stands on the same level as Throbbing Gristle, even above for some. An influence on so many followers, this is the ideal project to express the content of various psycho-pathalogical conditions, especially schizophrenia, manic-depressive psychosis, mental retardation and paranoia. Information Overload supersedes normal, rational thought structures, forcing deviation into less restrictive mental procedures of so-called mental illness. SPK is trying to be a voice for those individuals condemned to the slow decay of mental hospitals and chemical/electro/surgical therapy, without fetishising them into blatant entertainment products. ‘SONIC FOR MANICS’ aims to be a vehicle for sharing mental experiences through sound. This DVD compiles material that marked the genesis of the group. The members at that time were known as Operator, Ne(H)il and Tone Generator. Like rare live moments of the bands, energetic performances covering music from “Leichenschrei” to “Information Overload,” live rehearsal footage from “Auto Da Fe,” slide shows, documentary and a filmed interview with Tone Generator, aka Domink Guerin, founding member and man behind Twin Vision.
GENRE: INDUSTRIAL, NOISE, EXPERIMENTAL