Industrial page. Especially recommended is the couple of
essays by BOE666 on the subject of Industrial subculture.
...As for Chris & Cosey, I think the TGT album that they
did back in 1990 anonomously along with Brian
Lustmord state their take on contemporary "Industrial"
quite well. This was a deliberately bad EBM CD, which
just happened to sound a great deal like 90% of the
crap that WaxTrax! and PIAS were churning out at the time.
The constantly repeated lyrics on "Revo" say it all:
"This is what you want/This is what you get!"...
Crawford might be elevated to the status of net.god through
the endless reviewing of music on the Usenet, always stimulating and
fresh. I used to archive all his postings in these pre-WWW times, but now he
has his own archive, with al reviews collected. Essential site.
Al also moderates rec.music.reviews. On the same
site, you may see the
list of all
CD possessing Al Crawford.
- The Seconds magazine.
Seconds is a glossy medium-circulation magazine (mostly)
about music, consisting almost exclusively of the interviews.
I love this interview
with Genesis P-Orridge (of
Throbbing Gristle and Psychick TV fame), dealing
with GPO's expulsion from UK due to allegiance of the Satanist child abuse.
Michael Moynihan of Blood Axis does
interview with Whitehouse. Also,
Allen Ginsburg explains his sexual preference and ruminates
about the NAMBLA membership.
- The homepage of
with a lot of material on Muslimgauze and other Extreme artists. Muslimgauze
is is a pseudonym of Bryn Jones, an Englishman who is not a Muslim
and never was in any of Near East (or Muslim) states. The
body of work by Muslimgauze, produced for Western market
exclusively (it's probably banned in fundamentalist Muslim
states) consists mostly of the extremist
anti-Israeli propaganda, with album titles such as Hebron Massacre, Hamas Arc
and Vote Hesbollah. Jones does not seem to be able to explain rationally
his politics: I suspect that Muslimgauze is a multi-layered hoax. However
offensive his message might be for some, the music is decent.
- ``You are not supposed to enjoy a Wire gig'' quoth
Wire members. Wire was the first group who consistently pursued
that Einstuerzende Neubauten's
``Entertainment Through Pain'' shtick
(needless to say, 5 years before EN). Wire and Buzzcocks were two
original punk bands who had some musical and spiritual
content in addition to gobbing, speed and politics. Turned
into alternative dance in 80-ies, no less painful on ears
(though by and large less rewarding). Wire solo members
(except the drummer Robert Gotobed) all produce magnificient
solo works (and Gotobed is credited on one
Fad Gadget song).
I was happy to find a detailed
homepage of Wire, with all lyrics and stuff.
``Drag my canal, you saucy old salt, pale in belief
I'm not without fault...''
- Well, Einstuerzende Neubauten have a
Beware of sound files.
- Nobody I know has ever heard anything by Fad Gadget except in
my own apartment. Fad Gadget, a. k. a. Frank Tovey, a performance artist
who made tons of excelently weird music. He does not have anything
to do with electropop, gothic or industrial, though is usually
grouped with electropop, gothic or industrial.
with Daniel Miller of Mute Records and made an album with
Boyd Rice (``no musical instruments were used in making of
this album'' sez liner notes).
Toured with Einstuerzende Neubauten
and wrote a song ``Collapsing New People'' about experience
(one of the reasons I still listen to N. E. sometimes).
Avoid his latest album (Frank Tovet and the Pyros, Grand Reunion),
it's among the worst dogs of 90-ies. There is a
homepage of Fad Gadget in Sweden, and a
smaller page in Austria.
industrial music in Finland.
written in Russian
by Genrikh Zalkin.