Deviation Social

Practices/Demo. June-Oct. 81 LP


During the summer of 1981, a young Art Injeyan attended the now infamous "final transmission" of Throbbing Gristle in San Francisco's Kezar Pavillion. This concert experience forever altered the fabric of the bay area experimental scene and sent a sonic riptide through artists such as Injeyan to form their own experimental projects. Injeyan started pulling together a crude, loose arrangement of musical equipment and created pulsating, industrial drones and noise filled rhythms under his newly coined masthead Deviation Social.  Wrapping up in October of 1981, Deviation Social had composed his first demo comprised of singular staged practices in his home. To release his demo and later audio / visual works , Injeyan founded his own label, Ppresense Records, to produce all matters connected to Deviation Social. This demo was only distributed to a select few individuals and limited to a hand-numbered edition of 25 cassettes, now making it one of the more rare and sought after early industrial releases.  

Reissued for the first time since its original 1981 release as a rubber-stamped vinyl LP in a hand-numbered limited edition of 250 copies.

Release Date: February 3, 2015


  • Black Vinyl LP | 250 edition