6.10.2016

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KRANK +
THE GRIMSEL PATH
"verdant hum"
Year:  2014
Country:  Australia
City:  Sydney
Label:  The Epicurean
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  7
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:         Industrial































KRANK, formerly also known as Kraang in various spellings, is one of the main projects of prolific Australian drummer John Murphy (Shining Vril, Knifeladder, Last Dominion Lost, Ex-SPK). While doing percussion for a large number of bands on a regular basis, Murphy revives Krank only in longer intervals, and shows up with a rare number of gigs and recordings. Besides recent contributions on "Epicurean Escapism" compilations in 2012 and 2014, "Verdant Hum" is the first official release by KRANK since the debut album “Chaos“. Since 2007 Till Brüggemann and Annie Stubbs have been core members of KRANK. THE GRIMSEL PATH are John Murphy and Jon Evans, both veteran musicians, ex-SPK, etc
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"Leichenschrei"
Year:  1983
Country:  Australia
City:  Sydney
Label:  Thermidor
Format:  CD
Tracks:  14
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:         Industrial






































SPK were an Australian industrial music and noise music group formed in 1978. They were fronted by mainstay member, Graeme Revell on keyboards and percussion. In 1980 the group travelled to the United Kingdom where they issued their debut album, Information Overload Unit. In 1983 Sinan Leong joined on lead vocals. The group disbanded in 1988, two years later Revell and Leong relocated to the United States, where Revell has worked as a Hollywood film score composer. According to Australian rock music historian, Ian McFarlane, SPK were "at the forefront of the local post-punk, electronic/experimental movement of the late 1970s ... [their] music progressed from discordant, industrial-strength metal noise to sophisticated and restrained dance-rock with strange attributes".
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"The last attempt at paradise"
Year:  1982
Country:  Australia
City:  Sydney
Label:  Fresh Sounds Inc.
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  11
Time:  43 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:         Industrial









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"information overload unit"
Year:  1981
Country:  Australia
City:  Sydney
Label:  Side Effects
Format:  LP
Tracks:  9
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Industrial








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"dokument IIIO"
Year:  1979
Country:  Australia
City:  Sydney
Label:  Vinyl-On-Demand
Format:  CD
Tracks:  9
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:         Industrial




























Firstly, to inform to readers of this blog the free download here below (Bandcamp) is not an official release with these six LP´s and trhee EP´s, but just nine tracks recorded by SPK in 1979, aka first early demo tracks. The rest of the tracks appeared in this compilation ("Dokument IIIO") can be to listen to in the rest of SPK albums. This is just the first thirty-four SPK recorded minutes of pure, old, insane and noisy industrial music. Industrial... nothing more.
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"Mekano"
Year:  1979
Country:  Australia
City:  Sydney
Label:  Side Effects
Format:  LP
Tracks:  8
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:         Industrial





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