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Konstruktivists was formed by Glenn Michael Wallis in 1982 out of the ashes of Heute. Heute were a kraut rock influenced trio using electronics as well as conventional guitars and bass. Around this time - in the late 70’s/early 80’s Glenn Michael Wallis was heavily involved with Throbbing Gristle, the U.K. pioneers of “Industrial”. He acted as control agent for them - which involved anything from checking out venues to acting as bouncer/heavy.

The first Konstruktivists album “A Dissembly” was issued in 1983. This was quickly followed by their seminal LP “Psykho Genetika” after signing to the newly-formed Third Mind records. At this point Glenn also moonlighted as a part-time member of Whitehouse - playing live with them in several countries and participating on their LP “Great White Death”.

Over the next two years, two more albums followed - 1984’s “Black December”, and 1985’s “Glennascaul” - was recorded and produced Chris Carter. Konstruktivists also played extensively both home and abroad and appeared at the UK Electronica Festival in Sheffield, September 1984. From the latter part of 1985 to 1990 there was a five year hiatus in Konstruktivists actvity. During this period recordings were still made but no records or live appearances occured. A 12” called “Ikon” and an album “Jihad” were recorded but not quite finished. “Jihad” is still not released to this day.

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  • grustnyi_putnik

    Andropov '84! <3

    11 Mar 2010 Reply
  • redchamber

    Konstruktivists Live In Vienna 2009 - now available as free download from the Bleak Netlabel - www.bleak.at

    26 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Legopop

    The first name was Konstruktivits (from 1982 to 2000). In 2000 the bandleader changed the name to Konstruktivist, but sometimes Konstuktivists is used too.

    28 Nov 2008 Reply
  • bad_sector

    So, am I the only one who's confused by the conflicting info surrounding the spelling of this band's name? Konstruktivits / Konstruktivists Which is correct. The Psykho Genetika album sleeve indicates it's the former.

    26 Feb 2007 Reply

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