paphio23 and I have decided to make a tribute to DMA2.
DMA2 was a french Bordeaux-based organization created when a previous one, DMA1, disappeared [a short history of DMA1 can be heard in the audio file Sur Un Bordeaux Différent].
DMA2 organized many concerts in Bordeaux during the eighties and early nineties.
DMA2 was especially known for its annual festival DIVERGENCES/DIVISIONS, that was one of the most important festivals of industrial music of the eighties (with "Berlin Atonal").
From 1984 to 1989, DIVERGENCES/DIVISIONS has featured :
DIVERGENCES/DIVISIONS I (27-28 February 1984)
Anne Gillis / DDAA / Die Form / Étant Donnés / Ptôse / Un Département / Yuca Ferdanzen (All from France)
DIVERGENCES/DIVISIONS II (21-22 March 1985)
Bernard Nguyen (France) / Legendary Pink Dots (UK) / Linea Tactica (Spain) / Nocturnal Emissions (UK) / ORA + Pacific 231 + Le Syndicat (France) / Pascal Comelade & Bel Canto Orchestra (France) / Such Interesting People (Belgium)
DIVERGENCES/DIVISIONS III (14-15 March 1986)
Anthon Shield & DZ Lectric (France) / Das Synthetische Mischgewebe (Germany) / DDAA (France) / Esplendor Geometrico (Spain) / FâLX çèrêbRi (Germany) / Laibach (Yougoslavia) / Sol Dièse + Phil Gaz (France) / Vivenza (France)
DIVERGENCES/DIVISIONS IV (10-11 April 1987)
Ghédalia Tazartès & Alain Rigout (France) / Hervé Diasnas (France) / Joan La Barbara (US) / Natural Disasters (Hungary) / Paul Panhuysen & Johan Goedhart (Netherlands) / Test Dept. (UK)
DIVERGENCES/DIVISIONS V (11-12 March 1988)
Anne Gillis (France) / Bourbonese Qualk (UK) / Étant Donnés (France) / Fotini (France) / Greater Than One (UK) / In The Nursery (UK) / Laibach (Yougoslavia) / The Hafler Trio (UK) / Von Magnet (France) / Z’EV (US)
Images of DIVERGENCES/DIVISIONS V can be seen HERE
Images of Étant Donnés performance can be seen HERE
DIVERGENCES/DIVISIONS VI (6-7 October 1989)
Con-Dom (UK) / Masami Akita & G.X. Jupitter-Larsen (Japan / Canada) / Merzbow (Japan) / Natural Disasters (Hungary) / Nox (France) / The Haters (Canada) / THU20 (Netherlands) / Vox Populi ! (France)
DOWNLOAD the 1984-1988 complete programs (scanned by paphio23)
DOWNLOAD a review of DIVERGENCES/DIVISIONS III in french fanzine Vision Du Monde (scanned by Continuo - Thanks !)
DOWNLOAD a french radio program on France Culture radio station, "Multipiste", 1988, about DMA2, with André Lombardo and Stéphane Santini interviews (ripped by Continuo - Thanks !)
DMA2 was also a record label that released five cassettes and two LPs :
DMA 001 : Various - Dossier Bordeaux 84 [Cassette] DOWNLOAD
DMA 002 : Anne Gillis - Aha [LP] DOWNLOAD / DOWNLOAD
DMA 003 : DZ Lectric & Anthon Shield - Confessions D’Un Masque [Cassette] DOWNLOAD
DMA 004 : Various - Un Destin Si Funeste [Cassette] DOWNLOAD
DMA 005 : Jean-Louis Houchard & Masami Akita – Collaboration Through The Mail 83/84 [Cassette] DOWNLOAD
DMA 006 : Étant Donnés - Le Sens Positif [LP] DOWNLOAD
DMA 007 : Conditions Extr;M: - Organisations Sonores [Cassette] DOWNLOAD
As the two LPs and one cassette are already available for download on Mutant Sounds, we’ve decided to post the four missing cassettes.
We’ll later post recordings of some of the DIVERGENCES/DIVISIONS concerts (some have been released officially, some as bootlegs, and others are unreleased).