Information Overload Unit

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Information Overload Unit
SPK Information Overload Unit.jpg
Studio album by
Released1981
Recorded1980, in London
GenreIndustrial, Noise
Length41:42
LabelSide Effects (original album)
ProducerSPK
SPK chronology
Meat Processing Section 7"
(1980)
Information Overload Unit
(1981)
Leichenschrei
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Information Overload Unit is the 1981 debut full-length album by the Australian industrial band SPK. Originally released in 1981 by Side Effects, it was re-released twice; in 1985 by Normal, and in 1992 by The Grey Area.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side A (aka Face ULTRA)[edit]

  1. "Emanation Machine R. Gie 1916" – 5:24
  2. "Suture Obsession" – 5:06
  3. "Macht Schrecken" – 5:19
  4. "Beruftverböt" – 5:31

Side B (aka Face HYPER)[edit]

  1. "Ground Zero: Infinity Dose" – 4:18
  2. "Stammheim Torturkammer" – 4:33
  3. "Retard" – 4:26
  4. "Epilept: Convulse" – 2:33
  5. "Kaltbruchig Acideath" – 4:32

Personnel[edit]

According to the band's official website [3]

  • Operator - synthesizers, rhythms, treatments, vocals
  • Wilkins - guitar, bass, tapes, vocals
  • Tone Generator - synthesizers, treatments
  • Mr. Clean - technician

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 1981 Side Effects LP SER 01
Germany 1985 Normal LP Normal 9
United Kingdom 1991 Side Effects LP SER 01
United Kingdom 1992 Mute/The Grey Area CD SPK 1CD

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "SPK – Information Overload Unit (Album) at Discogs". Retrieved 2010-01-22.
  3. ^ "SPK Official Website Discography". Retrieved 2010-01-22.