Andrew Szava-Kovats:

Discography / Biography

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  • Anew, End (CD-R) - 2003 - True Age Records, USA
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  • Signal Path (CD-R) - 2002 - True Age Records, USA
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  • Spanning Time (CD-R) - 2001 - True Age Records, USA
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  • Frost Heaves (CD-R) - 2001 - True Age Records, USA
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  • Random Act of Music III (CD-R) - 2000 - True Age Records, USA
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  • Uncaring Universe (CD-R) - 2000 - True Age Records, USA
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  • Random Act of Music II (CD-R) - 2000 - True Age Records, USA
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  • Random Act of Music (CD-R) - 1999 - True Age Records, USA
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  • Distant Shores (CD-R) - 1999 - True Age Records, USA
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  • recordings as DATA-BANK-A:
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    20th Anniversary Video Collection (DVD) - 2004 - True Age Records, USA

    Brotherly Love (CD-R) - 2003 - True Age Records, USA

    Bipolar (CD-R) - 2002 - True Age Records, USA

    Decompilation (CD) - 2001 - True Age Records, USA

    The Deconstruction (CD) - 2000 - True Age Records, USA

  • Seconds (CD-R) - 2000 - True Age Records, USA
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  • The Death Burlesque (CD-R) - 1999 - True Age Records
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  • Nuclear Winter (CD) - 1995/1996 - Subtronic Records, Germany
  • Continental Drift/ The Birth of Tragedy (CD - reissue) - 1995 - Subtronic
  • Access Denied/ Isolation (reissue on CD) - 1994 - Subtronic, Germany
  • The Citadel/ Intervention (reissue on CD) - 1993 - Subtronic, Germany
  • Empty (CD) - 1993 - Subtronic Records, Germany
  • Salad Days (LP,CD) - 1990 - Lively Art/ New Rose, France
  • One Way (CD, EP) - 1989 - Lively Art/ New Rose, France
  • The Birth of Tragedy (LP, CD) - 1988 - Lively Art/ New Rose, France
  • Continental Drift (LP, CD) - 1987 - Lively Art/ New Rose, France
  • Isolation (EP) - 1986 - K.O. City Studio, USA
  • Access Denied (LP) - 1985 - K.O. City Studio, USA
  • Language Barrier (Cass.) - 1984 - K.O. City Studio, USA
  • The Citadel (LP) - 1984 - K.O. City Studio, USA
  • Intervention (EP) - 1984 - K.O. City Studio, USA
  • Spiritus Sanctus (Cass.) - 1983 - K.O. City Studio, USA
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  • recordings as DOMINION:
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  • Rescue Mission - 2000 - True Age Records, USA
  • Only the Strong Survive - 1997 - Metropolis Records, USA
  • Battleground (LP) - 1991 - Tragic Figures, Portugal
  • Lost (LP, CD) - 1990 - KK Records, Belgium
  • Manhunt (LP, CD) - 1989 - KK Records, Belgium
  • Melting the Emerald City (Cass.) - 1988 - K.O. City Studio, USA
  • The Oracle (Cass.) - 1986 - K.O. City Studio, USA
  • Where Muses Dwell (Cass.) - 1985 - K.O. City Studio, USA
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  • recordings as COMPOUND:
  • Cinema Verite (CD) - 1991 - Dossier Records, Germany
  • Compound (CD) - 1990 - Dossier Records, Germany
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  • recordings as PARADE OF SINNERS:
  • At the Gates of Hell (CD-R) - 2000 - True Age Records, USA
  • Speech (Cass.) - 1990 - K.O. City Studio, USA
  • This Is Where The Law Is (Cass.) - 1988 - K.O. City Studio, USA
  • Parade of Sinners (Cass.) - 1986 - K.O. City Studio, USA
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    recordings as TRUE AGE:

    Two Heads, One Dream (CD-R) - 1999 - True Age Records, USA

    Two in a Million - coming soon!

  • COMPILATIONS featuring Data-Bank-A:
  • Boston Electro 101 (CD) - 1996 - Sinless Records, USA
  • Sophisticated 2 (2xCDs) - 1995 - Subtronic Records, Germany
  • Electrocity (CD) - 1993 - Ausfahrt Records, Germany
  • Under Cover (CD) - 1993 - Subline/ SPV, Germany
  • Andromeda (CD) - 1993 - Discordia, Germany
  • Sophisticated (CD) - 1993 - Subtronic Records, Germany
  • Electro Revenge (CD) - 1991 - Energy Records, Sweden
  • The Lowell Plan (Cass.) - 1991 - RRRecords, USA
  • Art is the Handmade of Human Good (LP) - 1990 - RRRecords, USA
  • 13 (LP,CD,Cass.) - 1990 - Lively Art/ New Rose, France
  • Endless Grindstone (CD) - 1989 - K.O. City Studio, USA
  • Out of Nowhere No. 3 (Mini CD) - 1989 - O.O.N. Magazine, France
  • Doctor Death's Volume III (CD, Cass.) - 1988 - C'est La Mort, USA
  • God Bless Amerika (3 x LP) - 1986 - RRRecords, USA
  • Hear the Roar of Mountains (Cass) - 1986 - A/T, USA
  • Missing Children (Cass.) - 1985 - Sound of Pig, USA
  • Two Sides to Every Story (Cass.) - 1985 - K.O. City Studio, USA
  • Drastic Perversions (LP) - 1985 - XXX Records, USA
  • Lowell Dreams (Cass.) - 1985 - RRRecords, USA
  • Perfected Perversions (Cass.) - 1984 - XXX Records, USA
  • On-Slaught # 6 (Cass.) - 1984 - Idiosyncratics, USA
  • Circular Commotion # 5 (Cass.) - 1984 - Circle Arts, USA
  • Biography
  • Born of Hungarian immigrants in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Andrew is settled now in Massachusetts, where he writes and records in his home-based digital recording studio.
  • Andrew began experimenting with tape loops and synthesizers in 1979. And released his first EP in 1983. He now has 27 recordings released on vinyl and CD in 4 countries in Europe and the U.S. spanning 13 years. His work incorporates a range of international electronic music styles, which has been grouped and released under different band names:
  • Data-Bank-A - for the gothic synth pop material, this is mostly solo, but has at various times become an ensemble of 4 musicians for recording and touring. This project has recorded 12 releases for 3 labels and toured New England and Germany. The sound has been compared to Severed Heads, Fad Gadget, Gary Numan, Sisters of Mercy etc.
  • Dominion - for the dark, yet ethereal, ambient material, this solo project incorporates influences from Eno to Xymox. Includes 7 releases on 4 labels in the US and Europe, including one release on Metropolis Records.
  • Compound - for the industrial sounding material, this unique ensemble of 3 members worked individually in 2 locations hundreds of miles apart and layered contributions onto tape at their own studios. The resulting works became 3 releases on Dossier Records, Germany.
  • Parade of Sinners - for the loop-based material, this solo project harkens back to the roots of tape/media manipulation, while including synthetic rhythms and melodies. Originally released as cassettes on K.O. City.
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  • True Age - simple yet sophistcated, dark yet uplifting, this duo produces rich blends of acoustic and analog and digital electronics woven into evokative improvisational electronica.
  • Different facets of Andrew's work has found outlets and its own audience. And by releasing work on labels in Belgium, France, Germany and Portugal, his following is international.
  • In addition to the contracted label releases, Andrew's work has appeared on dozens of compilations throughout the world.
  • Andrew has toured in the U.S. and Europe under the Data-Bank-A moniker, as well as performing as backing musician for Mark Lane when he toured Europe.
  • In addition to writing, recording and producing all his music, Andrew has prepared three spoken word recordings to accompany his poetry chapbooks.
  • Currently, Andrew is working with a new band project called "True Age" - which has a new CD - and finishing production of new Data-Bank-A & Dominion CDs (ask about demos).
  • Andrew is free to negotiate the release of new work under his own name and any previous band names. He also retains rights to the back catalog on other labels (now out-of-print).
 

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