Alan Vega / Martin Rev - Suicide: Five films by Marc Hurtado
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• A 2 DVD set and 36 page booklet with liner notes by Marc Hurtado, Alexandre Breton and 16 paintings by Sébastien Vitré (SHVink)
• Five films by Marc Hurtado
THE INFINITE MERCY FILM - 16’ (2009)
A portrait of Alan Vega as a painter, drawer and sculptor of light
SATURN DRIVE DUPLEX - 6’ (2011)
Music video of a song from the album Sniper by Marc Hurtado & Alan Vega
SATURN DRIVE DUPLEX REDUX - 4’ (2014)
Music video from an alternative version of Saturn Drive Duplex
INFINITE DREAMERS - 82’ (2016)
A hallucinatory trip in the mysterious apocalyptic Suicide visions of Alan Vega & Martin Rev
SATURN DRIVE - 5’ (2016)
A poignant testimony of Alan Vega filmed in a New York Hospital
Suicide was an American musical duo intermittently active between 1970 and 2016, composed of vocalist Alan Vega and instrumentalist Martin Rev. The group's pioneering music utilized minimalist electronic instrumentation, including synthesizers and primitive drum machines, and their early performances were confrontational and often ended in violence. They were among the first acts to use the phrase "punk music" in an advertisement for a concert in 1970.
Though never widely popular among the general public, Suicide have been recognized as among the most influential acts of their era. Their debut album Suicide (1977) was described by Entertainment Weekly as "a landmark of electronic music," while AllMusic stated that it "provided the blueprints for post-punk, synth pop, and industrial rock." Rolling Stone called them "an unmeasurable influence on the industrial dance, noise, techno, ambient, and electronic scenes of the 1980s and 1990s."