Enstruction is a Dada-Situationist audio production cooperative located in the United States.
Enstruction began as a solo venture, recording musique concrete experiments in 1976; one recording from this period was released on the "Interim: The Pacific Northwest Experimental Project" anthology on the Sound of Pig (POGUS) label. Then I started a really stupid group that I'd like to forget. Around year later, in late 1979, Lloyd Shattuck and I started doing some recordings as Enstruction. Lloyd suggested that we invite Hiram Wells to collaborate with us and we began doing audio experiments at a Seattle rehearsal studio and also in the garage of a member of a local punk rock guitarist.
In 1982 the "Keep Out of My Body Bag" EP was self-released on Deus ex Machina Records and was distributed by the now infamous Systematic Records. During the next year, Deus ex Machina began releasing material by Pacific Northwest punk bands, most notably Mr. Epp & The Calculations' final release "Live As All Get Out!" and the "What Syndrome" anthology.
In 1983, Final Solution took on several members, John Hubbard, Laurie Whitney and Tim Cridland. Their first release, a blank single, "Music For The Deaf" was published in 1984 and the band submitted a demo which was included in the now-legendary "Swallowing Scrap Metal" compilation. Final Solution also published written materials, contributing to the Ivan ("Church of the Subgenius") $tang's "High Weirdness By Mail" book project.
In 1984, Hiram Wells quit participating in Enstruction and was invited to join Final Solution (which began in 1978) but he declined. Hiram embarked on a solo career. Enstruction briefly reunited under the group name "New Age Movement" and three releases were subsequently issued. The 'band' line-up was the same as the early Enstruction concert personnel; Gordon Ludlow, Hiram Wells and myself.
In 1990, Enstruction turned into the Dada Action Group. The original members were Mark Schomberg, Cas, Kim and myself. We did a recording session at Mark's headquarters (The Incubator) and released some of the material as a split-single with Ultra, Smegma, Yeast Culture and Strength Through Joy. The first single was released by Petri Supplies (ran by Mark) and was (as Eric Lanzillotta describes it); "pressed in edition of 400 copies sometime in the early 90's (probably around 1992). however, the records and their beautiful silkscreened envelop lay in storage in a basement in Seattle waiting for some as yet undecided element to finish them. then in late 1996, they were finally unleashed, though only in an edition of 100 copies, as it was decided that each batch of 100 would be a different variation on the set, and work on the each batch would seem to start only well after the last one had sold out. through this long process, Mark Schomburg a.k.a. Abo of Yeast Culture varied the title of the collection as well as of the label, though essentially containing the same material. this is the first edition of 100 and includes a third record by Dada Action Group. The third 7" is actually a conceptual anti-record (a hand altered and painted vinyl record of unknown origin). the artist on each side as well as the speed each side plays at (some are 33 and some are 45) can be figured out by listening to the spoken intros to each side recorded by Mark Andrew Schomburg and John Hubbard [Final Solution]. Each record does have its own individual sleeve, and all three are contained in a silkscreened envelope which is tied shut with string."
Around 1991, I took a job at Adobe Systems Inc and made a ton of money. After a few years, I got bored and left Adobe and started recording again. I established White Devil Records around this time, a record label formed to release the recorded works of Charles Manson. For reasons I won't go into, White Devil acquired Deus ex Machina but maintains it as a subsidiary, an imprint, although it's now called Deus ex Machina Phonographic Industries.
A Forest Called MULU, Ace Farren Ford, Akubi Object, Al Margolis, Allersellen, American Nightmare, Andrew Goytovski, Animals On Wheels, Antiloop, Audrey Noland, Baby 63, Black Diamond, Blood Axis, Bloodflag, Book and Sword, Brian Eno, Brooke Allison, Cabaret Voltaire, Captain Beefheart, Celerium, Chem Lab, Chemical Brothers, Christian Death, Coil, Consolidated, Controlled Bleeding, Coup de Grace, Crawl Unit, Crawling Chaos, Current 93, Daniel Miller, David E. Williams, Die Form, Digital Poodle, DJ Spooky, Einsturzende Neubauten, Electric Hellfire Club, Eva O. with the Wounded, Everlasting Happy Life, Executive Slacks, EXP, Factrix, Final Solution, Front 242, Front Line Assembly, Gitane Demone, Gray Wolves, Heltir, Hermann Nitsch, Hiram Wells, Hot Butter, House of 909, If, Bwana, Impact Test, Jake Slazenger, Ken & Barbie, Klute, Kraftwerk, Lab Report, Laibach, Leather Strip, Manbot, Maurice Fulton, Meat Beat Manifesto, Minny Pops, Monitor, Monte Cazazza, Mystery Band, Negativland, Nik Turner, Nocturnal Emissions, NON, Normal, Nurse With Wound, Omewenne, P16.D4, Paul Hester, Penal Colony, Pigface, Premature Ejaculation, Presence, Pressurehed, Psychic TV, Psychopomps, Republic, Republic, Residents, Salt City Orchestra, Shrilltower, Sine Wave, Skinny Puppy, Spahn Ranch, SPK, Standard of Living, Stockhausen, T.H.D., Teddy And The Fratgirls, Test Department, Throbbing Gristle, Vice Versa, Warum Joe, Whitehouse and Zick-Zack.