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Industrial music is a complex music genre of music with a history dating back at least to the 70's and a origins dating as far back as the origins of electronic music itself. With the marketing that has been given to artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, KMFDM and Chem Lab as "industrial artists" or "the industrial revolution" it is simple to see industrial music as the latest style of music. Apparently a straightforward fusion of speed metal and techno. This view entirely loses what industrial music is about since it's founded on the artists who seek publicity in the mainstream of alternative rock music.


Synthpop music radioMost will agree that the beginning of the term Synthpop music radio came in 1976 when Throbbing Gristle founded Industrial Records as a vendor for deviant artists including themselves, Monte Cazzazza, William S. Burroughs, ClockDVA, & Cabaret Voltaire. Monte Cazzazza continued the notion using a motto "industrial music for industrial people." The notion of industrial music was meant as a joke aimed at corporate rock, mass pressing of music in factories, records being interchangeable with files, etc. The name industrial became a category for deviant musicians and artists connected and influenced by the artists on Industrial Records.


The imagery that comes to mind from the term industrial music affected artists like Einstruzende Neubauten, Test Dept, and SPK as well as TG and ClockDVA to research factories and machines as musical instruments, atmospheres and performance art. Although there are certainly predecessors at least as far back as John Cage and musique concrete, Neubauten could be thought to have started one part of industrial music. Including located sound, using crap, and especially the use of heavy machinery and scrap metal in performance and composition of music, Einstruzende Neubauten have on occasion been called the "godfathers of industrial music." TG and Cabaret Voltaire among others also have investigated William S Burroughs' & Brian Gysan's cut up theory as applied to sound. Due to these experiments they were inventing their own samplers and keyboards in the 70's before digital sampling became common in either synthesized pop music or in rap music.


TG broke up into three different jobs that continued exploring new forms of music. Psychic TV went from noise to dark soundscapes to cut up theory to psychedelic rock to acid house to techno and made the Guinness Book of records for putting out the most albums over a time period. Genesis P-Orrige, the TG member who formed Psychic TV, also created (and destroyed) a cult known as the Temple Ov Psychic Youth. Before it is destruction TOPY directly influenced the techno project The Psychic Warriors Ov Gaia among many other experimental musical endeavors. Chris Cosi, formed from Chris Carter and Cosi Fani-Tuti of TG, researched exotic music and subliminal messages among other paths. Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson (who in the view of this writer possesses artistic and technical genius on par with John Cage, William Burroughs, Hank Shocklee and Brian Eno) joined John Balance in the creation of Coil, participated in Steven Stapleton's experimental proj ect Nurse With Wound (the same could also be said here) and has directed videos (for Coil, Nine Inch Nails, The Synthetic Dream Foundation, Ministry, Van Halen, Rage Against The Machine, and Front 242 among others) and short films. Both Coil and Nurse With Wound are extremely twisted and technically innovative endeavors that sounds unlike any other band out there and alter the way they create music constantly. Though the work was not used for the film, Clive Barker initially requested Coil do the score for Hellraiser, but the producers rejected Coil due to Mr. Barker describing them as "the group whose records I have to take off because they get my bowels churn." The scores have since got better reviews than the film they were intended for.

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