SCH in concert in 2008
|Origin||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Genres||Industrial rock, experimental, post-punk, noise rock, alternative, electro-industrial, techno|
|Members||Senad Hadžimusić Teno
|Past members||Mila Mikanović, Branko Đurić, Saša Petrović, Petar Erak, Zlatan Hadžić, Elmir Imamović Elči, Sveto Ignjatović, Nenad Kosović, Samir Bjelanović, Goran Obradović Granon, Danijel Prebanić, Slobodan Aličehajić Bodo, Armin Bezdrob, Armin Bušatlić, Damir Avdić Graha, and others|
SCH (an abbreviation for "Schizophrenia") is the musical and artistic project and band (or rather the band-alterego) of Senad Hadžimusić, who is better known by his nickname Teno. Formed in the early-eighties in Sarajevo, the band has had an intensive creative and live existence. SCH represents one of the most significant names in the field of alternative rock music in the former Yugoslavia. Radio Student Ljubljana's Igor Bašin has noted: "As Ljubljana's got Laibach and Belgrade's got EKV and Disciplina Kičme alias Šarlo Akrobata, thus Sarajevo's got SCH. SCH is the key-name of the Sarajevo Alternative Scene." Bosnian writer Miljenko Jergović once described SCH as "...a group of Sarajevan alternative maniacs who have, infinitely and into infinity, dissipated more wild energy and artificial rebellion than one could fit into all the gothic underground cellars from Hamburg to London."
A number of reviewers have commented on the precise, determined, and industrial aspects of their sound and production, shared by German industrial, noise, and Krautrock bands. Eldin Hadžović notes in BH Dani, "Noise has been a common denominator in the band's 20-year-old work, during which numerous line-ups have styles came and went, together with high and lows (the latter principally being a long production/performing pause)... SCH has not deviated one inch from its principal task - to serve as a mirror to our reality, seen through the prism of schizophrenia... SCH sounds like nothing that came before them, or anything that may come after they’ve gone."
Milestones and Influences
- In its earliest phase (1983–1984), SCH's music was mixture of new wave, punk and psychedelia. Early influences included Gang of Four, Brian Eno, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, King Crimson.
- SCH's second phase began in early-1985, continuing from an emphasis on recording and performance to a study of war, which became a theme in prior to and throughout the Yugoslav wars. This period (1985–1991) was characterized by radicalization of the band's sound and its shifting from post-new wave into harsh noise and industrial. Influences during this period included the Swans, Sonic Youth, Throbbing Gristle, SPK, D.A.F. and early Einstürzende Neubauten.
- SCH continued to perform and record during the Siege of Sarajevo (1992–1995), but disbanded for several years thereafter, following a 1995 performance in Prague. During the hiatus (1995–2002), Teno published a book of SCH lyrics as well as During Wartime... Again!.
- VRIL (2002) marked a new and still actual phase in the band's development, in which electronic instrumentation and sampling have largely replaced its former, "classic" line-up of guitar, bass and drums.
As of 2007, SCH live consists of Senad Hadžimusić Teno on vocals/guitars/synths; Rida Attarashany on synths/rhythm machine, and Azra Pallas on vocals/keyboards.
- SCH (1987)
- During Wartime (1989)
- White Music: Two Ways To German Art & Work Discipline (1992)
- The Gentle Art of Firing (1995)
- During Wartime... Again! (1999)
- VRIL (2002)
- Eat This! (2004)
- Deluge and After (2006)
- Only Cunts Don't Fear the Rain (2006)
- SCH Live (2007)
- Dance (2007)
- SCH Glut (2011)
- "Samir Šestan: Melancholic Optimism or Black Sun on the Horizon (BH DANI, SARAJEVO, MARCH 2006)". 28.pair.com. Retrieved 2011-12-17.
- "Igor Bašin. Radio Študent (Tolpa bumov), 10.10.2002". Radiostudent.si. Retrieved 2011-12-17.
- "SCH Intro". 28.pair.com. Retrieved 2011-12-17.
- "Luka Zagoričnik: Radio Študent update (Oct 6, 2002)". Launch.groups.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2011-12-17.
- "SCH Reviews". 28.pair.com. Retrieved 2011-12-17.
- Eldin Hadžović: 2006, The Krauts Strike Back (BH Dani, no. 470, 16 June 2006)
- SCH Interview, December 2003 (translation of the Carpe Diem Records page at )
- Hadžimusić, Senad (1996). SCH - Songs and Tales. Prague, Czech Republic: Menora. p. 32. ISBN 80-902212-0-3.
- Antonije Žalica: Angels In Sarajevo (1993)
- Gajic, Aleksandar. "Aleksandar Gajić & Enes Krluć: While Mushrooms Smell (1994)". Vimeo.com. Retrieved 2011-12-17.