A style of music started in the mid-1970's by the seminal "band" Throbbing Gristle. Known for the painful noise and disturbed subject matter that seemed to spring eternal from their seriously crazed leader, Genesis P-Orridge (he was once threatened by the axe-murder Ian Brady... Prompting him to write a song about Ian), TG quickly claimed a name for itself. They were often described as "the wreckers of civilization." Industrial music was further explored by synth-whatever acts Suicide and Cabaret Voltaire, from New York and Sheffield respectively. Both shared a sort of skewed love for pop music, and both had a penchant for writing seriously weird songs, in the tradition of TG. Cab Voltaire especially was an enormous influence on the scene to follow. The Cabs were soon followed by the fledgling Einsturzende Neubauten, possibly the most notorious of the well-known industrial groups. With more members, no drum set, and a hatred for the guitar, Blixa Bargeld and his band of jaded Germans unleashed a wave of broken machinery and really cool-sounding German lyrics, and throwing in danceable beats, thus giving birth to (you can't blame 'em) the Holocaust that is modern-day industrial. With very little respect for the experimentation of their forefathers but a strong desire to somehow work machinery into their music, a whole host of over (I will NOT say über)-angsty Goths turned to the new genre of Industrial for sanctuary. Bands like Skinny Puppy, KMFDM, and many other groups who...more...
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1 - A philosophy about music started in the later 1800's by supposed father of industrial music Luigi Russolo. The first recorded piece being "Corale" in 1921 by Luigi and his brother Antonio. The philosophy included using means other than the traditional means of creating music. With such devices as intonarumori, or noise machines.
2 - A short lived genre revived from a philosophy by Throbbing Gristle and continued by bands such as Einsturzende Neubauten, Laibach and Skinny Puppy.
3 - A term wrongly used to identify electronic and electronic rock music. Fits in with terms like techno and electronica. Industrial rock evolved out of this.
4 - Word associated with electronic music because of the artificial way it is made.
5 - Music beyond music.
That can't be industrial! They used traditional instruments. Not an experimental instrument to be found!
An electronic genre originating with influential group Throbbing Gristle
in 1970's, on their own "Industrial Records".
The genre was created and defined by TG based off a phrase coined by Monte Cazazza, "Industrial Music for Industrial People". Consisting of abrasive lyrics, dissonant and relatively abstract distorted melodies, drum machines/samplers and gratuitous use of delay and other effects, Industrial music often draws upon transgressive and shocking themes while adhering with absolutely no fucking established musical conventions In other words, it is music theory
's worst nightmare.
Although first wave Industrial artists are generally considered by Industrial historians to be the only "true" Industrial bands (and even that is sometimes reduced to just TG), the genre gave birth to dozens of genre that generally fall under the umbrella term of "Post-Industrial". This includes the Electro-Industrial genre, comprised of bands such as Skinny Puppy
and Front Line Assembly
, the EBM genre (Nitzer Ebb
, early Ministry
, Front 242
, etc.) and the Industrial Metal/Industrial rock genres (later Min...
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A style of music naming itself after a strong sonic association with warehouse machinery (see Einstürzende Neubauten). Arising from audio pioneers such as Kraftwerk and Throbbing Gristle, this genre crossed with punk in the late 70s, creating an idustrial sound heavy with guitars evidenced in such populsr bands as Ministry and KMFDM. Modern industrial music is performed and created mainly electronically with keyboards and synths, developing a strong resemblence to edgy dance music with aggressive vocals. Some unique mainstream artists (such as Trent Reznor, who has worked with Al Jourgensen and KMFDM)have more recently been labeled industrial due to certain characteristics of the sound they play, possibly derived from influences such as Throbbing Gristle. A subculture has developed surrounding the music constisting mainly of airy, bitter drugheads. Examples of industrial music combined with the goth subcultures include VNV Nation, and the Swans.
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A genre of music incorporating heavy lyrics into machine noises started in the mid-1970's and continuing through the late 80's and early 90's. This genre of music has branched into other forms such as Nu-Metal, Electronic Industrial, etc., but all retain the essence of the original machinery and heavy guitar riffs.
Started by bands mentioned above, revived by Ministry's 'The Mind is a Terrible Thing to taste', which introduced both the band and industrial into mainstream music and carried on through the 90's by NIN, Filter, Fear Factory, Rammstein and many others.