Compilation Tracks 1982-84: From End to Beginning Vol. 1
Started from the ashes of the post-industrial scene of San Francisco and continuing onwards until his final performance in 1986, Deviation Social became a obscure cult phenomenon to followers of industrial cassette culture. Only self releasing his recordings through his Ppresence label, the Deviation Social output was limited to a handful of tapes (some being less than 20 copies) and one lone 7″ single. This limited release on Dais collects all of Deviation Social’s contributions to experimental/noise/industrial cassette compilations throughout the early 80′s on such notable labels as Vita Nova, Aeon, Beyond The Pale, and Another Room. Primitive and raw industrial formulas in which Deviation Social drew on influences & contemporaries such as Throbbing Gristle, SPK and Leather Nun but fused a experimental approach of musique concrete and crude experimentation. Using analog synthesizers, hollowed drum machines and tribal instruments, Deviation Social was allowed to sporadically, at will, create some of the most interesting and unabashed industrial recordings the genre has created. Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies and includes a 8-page LP booklet with original liner notes by Deviation Social and archival zine interviews republished for the first time since their original inception.