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SCH (an abbreviation for "Schizophrenia") is the musical artistic project and band of Senad Hadžimusić. Formed in the early-eighties in Sarajevo, the band has had an intensive creative and live existence. SCH represents one of the most significant names in the field of alternative rock music in the former Yugoslavia.
Radio Student Ljubljana's Igor Bašin has noted: "As Ljubljana's got Laibach and Belgrade's got EKV and Disciplina Kičme alias Šarlo Akrobata, thus Sarajevo's got SCH. SCH is the key-name of the Sarajevo Alternative Scene."
Bosnian writer Miljenko Jergović once described SCH as "...a group of Sarajevan alternative maniacs who have, infinitely and into infinity, dissipated more wild energy and artificial rebellion than one could fit into all the gothic underground cellars from Hamburg to London."
In its earliest phase (1983–1984), SCH's music was mixture of new wave, punk and psychedelia. Early influences included Gang of Four, Brian Eno, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, King Crimson. SCH's second phase began in early-1985, continuing from an emphasis on recording and performance to a study of war, which became a theme in prior to and throughout the Yugoslav wars. This period (1985–1991) was characterized by radicalization of the band's sound and its shifting from post-New Wave into harsh noise and industrial. Influences during this period included the Swans, Sonic Youth, Throbbing Gristle, SPK, D.A.F. and early Einstürzende Neubauten. SCH continued to perform and record during the Siege of Sarajevo (1992–1995), but disbanded for several years thereafter, following a 1995 performance in Prague. VRIL (2002) marked a new and still actual phase in the band's development, in which electronic instrumentation and sampling have largely replaced its former, "classic" line-up of guitar, bass and drums.