new to stock as of
february 5th, 2014
|dais (usa) #dais 044 lp|
deviation social “tempus / deathwatch • from end to beginning vol. 2” long playing record
- machines convulse
- fop (fuck off prick)
- return to auschwitz
- broken picture warnings pt.2
- broken picture warnings pt.3
- false view of death
deviation social – tempus/deathwatch “from end to beginning” vol. 2 lp
one-man industrial outfit, deviation social left a scar on the face of the american 80 s experimental/noise scene that has mysteriously been left to legend and rumor. dais previously released the first authorized reissue of deviation social’s compilation tracks dating back from the early 80 s. here within, volume 2 compiles the two proper “studio” releases of deviation social’s checkered past. the destructive tempus purgatio part 7 single and 1982 album cassette workforce/deathwatch are finally collected and reissued as a single lp in a edition of 500 with zine booklet with writings and archival images from deviation social.
|years before we started the dais label, a common musical bond had occurred to both of us in the form of deviation social. gibby had purchased the ominous tempus purgatio 7 single at the legendary in your ear records shop in massachusetts in 1996. later that decade, ryan had come across the same single lingering in the bins at rrrecords in lowell, ma. both agreed upon the fact that such an obscure purchase was justified by the provocative cover art featuring the seemingly dangerous individual with a switchblade decorated with vague, war-like imagery compounded with some of the most genre-defining industrial rhythms ever heard.|
upon listening, the track 'machines convulse’ set fire to our ears with its sawtooth pulse and sharp, wasp-like dirge with what seemed to be the mysterious knife wielding artist threatening each listener with his vision of the gloomy world in which he lurked. this sealed the deal for us both to incorporate this unknown monster into our steady listening rotation. during the first conversation in which we started dais, both of us acknowledged that one of the top priorities of the new label will be to find and reissue deviation social, investigate these recordings and justify his apparent disappearance in 1986.
the next couple years were spent pawing through any contacts that were involved in the experimental music scene of the bay area / california in the early 1980 s. through the kind help of label friend and collaborator, genesis breyer p-orridge, we were put in contact with infamous anti-artist monte cazazza, whom was the only person we could identify in the “thank you” list inside the single 7 . the following year was spent juggling a surreal exchange of cryptic messages and floundering leads in which we hit every dead end imaginable. after losing hope that this mastermind would never be found (or was even still alive after countless stories of recklessness and scandal), we woke up months later to a short message that read: “…tonight i talked with my friend monte and he mentioned that you were interested in contacting me regarding my old project deviation social. what would you like to know? best wishes, art. ” this was the beginning…
the next five years lead to both of us becoming close friends with the man behind deviation social, a radically different individual who was ripping his way through the bay area of the early 80 s but still the creative force nowadays that we all admire. a lot of late night phone calls, record shopping and armenian food runs in los angeles made art/ds a regular fixture in our lives. in 2010, dais released the first proper reissue of his compilation works thus dragging out deviation social from the obscure shadows and into its proper place upon the mantle of early 80 s industrial pioneers. after a couple more years, dais couldn’t be more excited to finally reissue deviation social’s focal apex onto one single lp.