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Sheffield, England (1977 – present)

Clock DVA is an electronic music group from Sheffield, England. Originally founded, in late-1977, by Adi Newton and Steven Turner. They were first known for experimental electronic music.

They became associated with music with the 1980 release of their album White Souls in Black Suits on Industrial Records, although in reality the early material that predates this release is a blend of extreme electronics and frequencies that was heard only by a spartan few, including Jhon Balance and other notaries. (This early archive material, which includes the Sex Works Beyond Entanglement 12” EP (1979) originally planned for release by Cherry Red with the tracks Throbbing Sweeping Obscene/Coil/The Pop Hell, is due for release with a number of other extreme pure-electronic compositions and will readdress the morphology of DVA history.) The album Thirst followed in 1981, by which time Adi Newton and Steven Judd Turner had combined musique concrète techniques with guitar, bass, and drum instrumentation, fused with Newton’s unique art direction and existential lyrics and writing.

After the tragic death of Steven Judd Turner, Adi Newton formed a new version of the band in 1983. First releasing the singles Passions Still Aflame and High Holy Disco Mass on the major label Polydor under the name DVA, the group then released the album Advantage (along with several singles). During a European tour a dispute amongst the musicians occurred resulting in Adi Newton disbanding the group.


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  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    офигительно, одни из лучших в раннем индастриале, идеальный баланс между атмосферностью и экспериментальностью.

    19 Mar 1:08pm Reply
  • PleasureVictim1

    They look EXACTLY like Modern English in the current default pic. :-)

    27 Feb 9:20am Reply
  • murderror

    hahah kmfdm ripoff? never mind they were actually ON industrial records, and were waxtrax! label mates wih kmfdm. adi newton = genious. were you even born when the good stuff was released originally?

    17 Jan 7:12pm Reply
  • xVictimOfADownx

    "kmfdm ripoff faggots" KMFDM wish they were half as good as this.

    21 Nov 2013 Reply
  • the_raytownian

    "kmfdm ripoff faggots" haha, wat.

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • AngelicaSathin

    who knows what movies are the voices in '' The Act'' from? especially the screaming woman . She sounds lika australian actress Rhys (Melissa) Davies

    29 Sep 2013 Reply
  • deathloop

    kmfdm ripoff faggots

    30 Aug 2013 Reply
  • grimel0rd

    new album in May! -Post Sign-

    24 Apr 2013 Reply
  • vortexear

    Clock DVA = SOUND IMPACT ! Still very high on my list.

    14 Feb 2013 Reply
  • RussellChap


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  • terroriste


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  • AMDA

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  • fastlane01

    Advantage is indeed a tremendous album, too bad it doesn't scrobble.

    10 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Neuralblastoma

    Amazing atmosphere. You can't get any more cyberpunk than this.

    7 May 2012 Reply
  • Spacebel

    Front 242

    13 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Auland

    Newton really tends to show his ass but he sure knows how to make the sounds work...

    9 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Musilov


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  • AMDA

    Cool concert in Madrid. The visuals in the hacker was amazing...

    3 Nov 2011 Reply
  • zuzochka


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  • Musilov

    I don't think Autechre is boring, but you're right for one reason: all those electronic dudes ripped Sheffield and Manchester off; listen to Cabaret Voltaire and some 1987 acid house music and you know why. As for Clock: my favourite album is Advantage and my favourite track is: "Morpheus Baby" by the Anti-Group; those are pre-electronic.

    29 Sep 2011 Reply
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