T.H.C. was a trip hop band from Los Angeles, California, formed by producer/composer/keyboardist/bassist George Sarah in 1992. Vocalist and Lyricist Sarah Folkman joined the band official in 1997 though she was a guest collaborator since 1995.
From 1992 to 1999 the band released two full length albums, one E.P. and two 12 inch records. George disbanded the band to work on solo projects after a recording deal with Nettwerk records in 1998.
In 1995 George Sarah as T.H.C. signed with Fifth Colvmn records and released Death By Design in January of 1996. The album consisted of hard techno and ambient electronic music. Half the album was co-produced by Q A.K.A. Uberzone. Later that year a ep was released titled 'Consenting Guinea Pig'. Also in 1996 George Sarah as T.H.C. joined fellow Fifth Colvmn label mates 'Death Ride 69' performing bass on a 6 week tour supporting 'My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult' across the U.S.A.
In 1997 San Diego base Intelligent Records released two T.H.C. 12inch instrumentals produced and performed by George Sarah.
In 1998 Nettwerk Records flew both George and Sarah Folkman to Canada to record demo's for the label to determine if they would start a recording deal. The sessions were engineered by KMFDM's Gunter Schultz. Later that year THC performed a two week residency in Paris, France accompanied by a string trio (cello, viola, violin) which had become the live presentation of the band when performing in Los Angeles. George disbanded the band late 1998.
In 1999, the band released one full length album together called Adagio. It consisted of a somber beauty of melancholic charged electronica.
T.H.C. gained some recognition after their music appeared in a couple of episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (as well as its spin-off, Angel), playing the part of the fictional band Shy, of whom Veruca was the vocalist. George Sarah also appeared on the show as Shy's keyboard player. George Sarah returned to Buffy the Vampire Slayer on season six in the episode 'Hells Bells' along with his string section during the wedding ceremony. T.H.C also had their music appear in several films including The Curve directed by Dan Rosen and starring Matthew Lillard, Michael Vartan, and Keri Russell, Mascara directed by Linda Kandel and starring Ione Skye, Cleopatra’s second husband directed by Jon Reiss.
Full Length Albums
"Death By Design" - (1996)
"Adagio" - (1999)
"Consenting Guinea Pig" - (1996)
12 Inch Records
"Darjeeling" - (1997)
"Blue Wave" - (1998)
"Unsaid Warning" L.A.Critical Mass (1998)
"Branded" (Instrumental) KUCI BENEFIT (1998)
"Directly From Angels" King of Vampires (1998)
"Tetanus Toxin" World Wide Underground (1997)
"Mind Over Matter" Ultimate Drum n' Bass (1997)
"Need To Destroy" Fifth Column (1996)
"Sin-A-Matic Vol. 1" Svenhed (1994)