The official release of Alexander Oey’s infamous 1988 film THE SOUND OF PROGRESS. The 40 minute documentary shows the mindset of the some of the most original and influential artists of the experimental scene. The program consists of interviews, live material, studio work and opinion from Coil, Current 93, Test Dept. and Foetus. Filmed in Hamburg, Amsterdam and London, it’s an unprecedented insight into the workings, the methods and the ideas that made these names legendary.
– Current 93 at Neu Konservatiw, Hamburg, Germany, 16 June 1985.
– Foetus at Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland, 21 July, 1985.
– Test Dept at A Good Night Out, De Olyphant, Amsterdam, Holland, March 1985.
– Coil was filmed at home in 1986, and inside Sam Therapy studios during the recording of Horse Rotorvator in 1986. John Balance and Stephen Thrower were interviewed in the courtyard of the studio during a break from recording.
The DVD was made using the original master film stock. It also includes a gallery of never before seen pictures of each band, and the case comes with a six-panel booklet of liner notes by David Keenan.
Director: Alexander Oey; Producers: Marc Van Der Bijl, Justin Mitchell. Region 0 / Region Free, PAL format
WARNING: THIS DVD WAS MANUFACTURED IN PAL FORMAT, WHICH IS A EUROPEAN STANDARD. IT WILL NOT PLAY BACK IN DVD PLAYERS SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES, CANADA OR JAPAN. HOWEVER, IT WILL PLAY PROPERLY IN YOUR COMPUTER OR SONY PLAYSTATION. SO THERE’S THAT.