Clock DVA

Also known as CLOCK DVA, ClockDV A, CLOCKDVA, D.V.A., DVA, Dvation

Short biography of Clock DVA: One of a batch of groups forming the so-called "industrial" scene of Sheffield in the early 80s, Clock DVA's first release was, appropriately, on [a=Throbbing Gristle]'s Industrial label. The cassette-only (until its re-release in 1982) "White Souls In Black Suits" featured Adi Newton (vocals, ex-the Studs; the Future; Veer), Stephen James "Judd" Turner (bass, vocals, guitar, ex-Block Opposite), David J. Hammond (guitar), Roger Quail (drums) and Charlie Collins (saxophone). However, there had already been three previous line-ups, including synthesizer players Joseph Hurst and Simon Mark Elliot-Kemp.

In 1981, the band (with new guitarist Paul Widger) offered "Thirst", available through independent label Fetish. With the ground for such "difficult music" having been prepared by Throbbing Gristle, the press reaction was remarkably favorable. Nevertheless, the band disintegrated at the end of the year, and tragedy struck with the death of co-founder Turner. Newton kept the name while the three other surviving members joined the Box.

By 1983, replacements had been found in John Valentine Carruthers (guitar), Paul Browse (saxophone), Dean Dennis (bass) and Nick Sanderson (drums). A brace of singles prefaced "Advantage", their first album for Polydor Records. The following year Carruthers and Sanderson departed, and Clock DVA continued as a trio. Though it would be five years before a follow-up, Newton was kept busy with his visual project [a=Anti Group, The] (TAGC), and several singles. "Buried Dreams" finally arrived in 1989. By the time of 1991's "Transitional Voices", Browse had been replaced by Robert E. Baker, of TAGC. The departure of Dennis after the completion of "Man Amplified" and "Digital Soundtracks" in 1992 left the remaining duo of Newton and Baker to record "Sign".

After some 15 years of silence, Adi Newton has reactivated Clock DVA. Since 2011 the new line-up (feat. Maurizio "TeZ" Martinucci) has performed at several festivals and venues throughout Europe. "Horology", a vinyl box set compilation of early material (1978-1980) was released 2012. According to Newton, Mute Records are going to re-release the Clock DVA albums remastered in a box set in the near future.

A "new" album, "Post-Sign", was released 2013; this album was recorded already in 1994/95 by Newton as an instrumental companion album to "Sign", but remained unreleased at the time due to problems with record labels. "Clock 2", a USB release with all new material plus remixes and videos, is scheduled for release in 2014, as well as a limited 12" with two remixes, on Newton's own label Anterior Research Media Comm.

Also on the Web you may find Clock DVA by links below:
  1. http://www.anteriorresearch.com
  2. http://www.myspace.com/clockdvaauthorized
  3. http://www.youtube.com/user/ClockDVATV
  4. http://twitter.com/clockdva1
  5. http://www.facebook.com/ClockDVA
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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Clock DVA - The Act The Act 3
mp3, CD
1989-00-00 Wax Trax! Records
2 Clock DVA - Man-Amplified Man-Amplified 11
mp3, CD
1992-00-00
3 Clock DVA - Man-Amplified Man-Amplified 10
mp3, CD
1992 Contempo Records
4 Clock DVA - Buried Dreams Buried Dreams 8
mp3, CD
1989-00-00 Wax Trax! Records
5 Clock DVA - The Hacker The Hacker 2
mp3, CD
1988 Wax Trax! Records
6 Clock DVA - Thirst Thirst 11
mp3, CD
1992 Contempo Records
7 Clock DVA - Sign Sign 9
mp3, CD
1993
8 Clock DVA - Collective Collective 14
mp3, CD
1994
9 Clock DVA - Buried Dreams Buried Dreams 12
mp3, CD
1990 Interfisch Records
10 Clock DVA - Sound Mirror Sound Mirror 3
mp3, CD
1990 Interfisch Records
11 Clock DVA - Passions Still Aflame Passions Still Aflame 4
mp3, CD
1982
12 Clock DVA - Advantage Advantage 8
mp3, CD
1983
13 Clock DVA - Advantage Advantage 12
mp3, CD
1989 Interfisch Records
14 Clock DVA - Bitstream Bitstream 7
mp3, CD
1992 Contempo Records
15 Clock DVA - Sound Mirror Sound Mirror 3
mp3, CD
1990 Wax Trax! Records
16 Clock DVA - >>Transitional Voices<< >>Transitional Voices<< 6
mp3, CD
1990 Interfisch Records
17 Clock DVA - Final Program Final Program 3
mp3, CD
1991 Contempo Records
18 Clock DVA - Collective Collective 33
mp3, CD
1994 Hyperium Records
19 Clock DVA - Buried Dreams Buried Dreams 8
mp3, CD
1989 Interfisch Records
20 Clock DVA - Digital Soundtracks Digital Soundtracks 12
mp3, CD
1992 Contempo Records
21 Clock DVA - Transitional Voices Transitional Voices 6
mp3, CD
1990 Interfisch Records
22 Clock DVA - The Act The Act 4
mp3, CD
1988 Interfisch Records
23 Clock DVA - Breakdown Breakdown 4
mp3, CD
1983 Relativity
24 Clock DVA - Man-Amplified Man-Amplified 10
mp3, CD
1992 Contempo Records
25 Clock DVA - Collective 1 Collective 1 14
mp3, CD
1994 Hypnobeat
26 Clock DVA - Thirst Thirst 9
mp3, CD
1981 Fetish Records
27 Clock DVA - Eternity Eternity 3
mp3, CD
1993 Contempo Records
28 Clock DVA - White Souls In Black Suits White Souls In Black Suits 9
mp3, CD
1990 Contempo Records
29 Clock DVA - Thirst Thirst 9
mp3, CD
1981 Expanded Music
30 Clock DVA - White Souls In Black Suits White Souls In Black Suits 8
mp3, CD
1980-12-00 Industrial Records
31 Clock DVA - 4 Hours 4 Hours 2
mp3, CD
1985 Doublevision
32 Clock DVA - Buried Dreams Buried Dreams 12
mp3, CD
1992 Contempo Records
33 Clock DVA - The Hacker / The Act The Hacker / The Act 7
mp3, CD
1990 Wax Trax! Records
34 Clock DVA - Hacker (Hacked) Hacker (Hacked) 2
mp3, CD
1988 Big Sex Records
35 Clock DVA - Sound Mirror Sound Mirror 4
mp3, CD
1990 Wax Trax! Records

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