18 March 2016 and the first Clock DVA show in Athens is a fact. The group was formed in 1978 by Adolphus “Adi” Newton and Steven “Judd” .The band from Sheffield along with Cabaret Voltaire and Throbbing Gristle is one of the pioneers of industrial, EBM, cyberpunk, and electronic sound in general. CLOCK DVA nowadays consist from their natural leader Adi Newton , the "Tez" Maurizio Martinucci and Panagiotis Tomaras in visuals.
Through the lens of nostalgia, around 11 the clock started turning and the three producers appeared dressed in white, starting with "The Konstructor". Although the audience (including me) waiting some songs from the glorious past,the setlist was more ‘modern’ featuring songs especially from ‘Post-sign’ album and singles such as Sound Mirror, The Hacker (Hacker RE_HACKED) from the past. It was obvious that Clock DVA came to Athens with more experimental electronic mood and without the appetite for a retrospect. The sound quality was very good.It was more or less a live installation of art with interesting visuals at backround following the hypnotic sounds. Despite the setlist was not the best in my opinion, no one can argue with the fact that the sound ,the videos and the whole atmosphere was fantastic.
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