Electric Body Music springs from Industrial with the main differance that it´s more dance-oriented. Not in the way like the common Euro-Dance and such, but in havin' a more defined bassline, very repetive beats, and heavy processing.
The name comes from an interview with, if I remember right, Richard 23 of the Belgian group Front 242, trying to describe there music.
EBM are part of an umbrella-genre called Synth, including New Romantic (Depeche Mode, Human League), Electro (Kraftwerk, Erasure), Industrial (Skinny Puppy, Das Ich, Neubauten), Noisemusic (Brighter Death Now, Martzbow), Italo Disco (Laserdance, Koto) and New Age (Vangelis, Jean-Michel Jarre, Enya) to name a few.
Began in the early 80’s. Cold, dark, industrial rhythms.