Decoding the Lie
"information is like a bank
our job is to rob that bank"
—Genesis P-Orridge in Decoder
In 1983, Dave Ball (Soft Cell) & Genesis P-Orridge (Psychic TV), along with other artists such as FM Einheit (Einstürzende Neubaten) and Matt Johnson (The The) provided a soundtrack for a German film, 'Decoder', that starred William Borroughs, Christiane F, and a cameo from Genesis P-Orridge.
film synopsis from Amazon:
A thriller which expands on the phenomenon known as 'Musak' — an artificial product, created by scientists, musicians and marketing experts who construct a particular tonal sequence designed to increase productivity in a factory and enhance wellbeing. This film is a blend of reality and fiction: surreal, metaphorical imagery interwoven with heavy music words and special effects. German soundtrack.
This rip is from the vinyl edition of the soundtrack
note: Some of the tracks on the LP run together:
To maintain continuity I haven’t split these into sepperate files.