Industrial music is a style of electronic music that draws on transgressive and provocative themes. The term was coined in the mid-1970s with the founding of Industrial Records by the band Throbbing Gristle, and the creation of the slogan “industrial music for industrial people”. In general, the style is harsh and challenging. AllMusic defines industrial as the “most abrasive and aggressive fusion of rock and electronic music” that was “initially a blend of avant-garde electronics experiments (tape music, musique concrète, white noise, synthesizers, sequencers, etc.) and punk provocation”.
The first industrial artists experimented with noise and aesthetically controversial topics and visually extreme performance styles. Their production included mail art, performance art, installation pieces and other art forms that often defied definition. Prominent industrial musicians include Throbbing Gristle, Monte Cazazza, SPK, Boyd Rice, Cabaret Voltaire, Z’EV. Neubauten. Einstürzende Neubauten
All-time favorite industrial bands:
1. Skinny Puppy
3. Front Line Assembly
5. ohGr (Skinny Puppy offshoot)
7. KMFDM (I know, I know it’s not really industrial anymore)
9. Revolting Cocks (Ministry offshoot)
10. Die Form
This is a production diary about the music I have been working on.
I have been working on the music since November 2019.
I’m making some industrial music and I’m going to give you a sneak peak of what I’m doing.
This is a first draft of the lyrics, still missing some words but pretty much final.
I’ve got more to come as soon as I can get them uploaded.
So far there’s not much to hear, but it should give you an idea of what I’m up to.
Industrial music is an experimental form of electronic music that was created in the late 1970s. The term industrial is a little misleading, as it refers to the industrial revolution and not actually to “industrial” music, which is also known as noise music and power electronics.
Industrial music is the music of the mechanical age. It is the sound of the assembly line, of machines, of industrial production.
Industrial music is a genre that has been developing in Western culture since the late 19th century. However, it was not until the late 1970s that it was first known as an established musical genre.
The genre was developed out of experimental and avant-garde musical scenes in Europe in the 1970s. Industrial music was originally used to describe the more aggressive offshoot of punk rock that had been pioneered by bands such as Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and SPK. Later on other genres began to be classified under this umbrella term – such as EBM (Electronic Body Music), glitch, industrial rock and darkwave, to name a few. The term has since been applied to many artists that fuse elements from these genres with other styles.
The genre of industrial music was born in the late 1970s, with bands like Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire. It was experimental music, often made by non-musicians who were more interested in the technology rather than musicality.
The music was often made using tape machines, loops, distorted electronics and treated vocals. The first albums were raw and lo-fi, but that was part of the charm.
The music was dark and often very angry. The lyrics were often about social issues, such as unemployment, urban decay, drug use and mental illness. As a result the music became associated with the punk movement of the time.
Today there are many subgenres of industrial music, including power noise and rhythmic noise.
Industrial music is a genre of experimental music which draws on harsh, transgressive or provocative sounds and themes. AllMusic defines industrial music as the “most abrasive and aggressive fusion of rock and electronic music” that was “initially a blend of avant-garde electronics experiments (tape music, musique concrète, white noise, synthesizers, sequencers, etc.) and punk provocation”.
The term was coined in the mid-1970s with the founding of Industrial Records by members of Throbbing Gristle and Monte Cazazza. While the genre name originated with Throbbing Gristle’s emergence in the United Kingdom, concentrations of artists and labels vital to the genesis of the genre also emerged in America, namely in Chicago.
Industrial music drew from a broad range of predecessors. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the genre was first named in 1942 when The Musical Quarterly called Dmitri Shostakovich’s 1927 Symphony No. 2 “the high tide of ‘industrial music’.” In 1972 The New York Times described works by Ferde Grofé as a part of “his ‘industrial music’ genre called on such instruments as four pairs of shoes, two brooms, a locomotive whistle and a pneumat