Archive for Industrial

Goth’s not dead…it’s just matured

Posted in Music, Popular Culture with tags , , , , , , on July 5, 2017 by phanteana

despite its association with doom and gloom, Goth is alive and well…or at least is a little more mature. there was a time when Goth was considered youthful, with its “sleep all day, party all night, never grow old” mentality. but since most folks are not members of the Lost Boys they eventually get jobs, have families, pay mortgages, etc. but hey, we can still wear black and listen to Bauhaus!

so what’s the issue? lack of fresh blood (no pun intended). while it’s great that many folks who were teens and 20-somethings during the Goth heyday of the 80’s or the 90’s revival are still enjoying the music and managing to venture out to events when feasible, the younger generation just doesn’t seem to take much notice of it. one factor might be the economy…because let’s face it, having fun costs money. yet there are plenty of free or low-cost events taking place to alleviate this concern. another might be feeling out of place in a crowd full of 35 to 50-somethings who often reminisce about the good ol’ days. in addition, a lot of cities just aren’t hot beds for Goth as they used to be…Los Angeles and New Orleans are still going strong, as are Berlin & London. but places like New York have fallen behind in recent years, due to rising rents and declining attendance. still, those who are loyal will be around for many years to come.

 

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the (ongoing) process

Posted in Music, Popular Culture with tags , , on December 24, 2014 by phanteana

2014 may be coming to a close, but the battle rages on for Skinny Puppy.

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/us-government-sued-over-use-of-torture-songs-376339011795

[FLA]vour of the Week

Posted in Music with tags , on November 10, 2014 by phanteana

and here we go. again.

(author’s note: i have never seen Front Line Assembly live, so this is a real treat).

dig it all over again

Posted in Music with tags , , , on September 5, 2014 by phanteana

Sonic More Music

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It was on September the 5th, 1986 that Skinny Puppy released their most important album…‘Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse’, with vital tracks like “Dig It” and “Stairs & Flowers” it made other musicians sit up and take note and at the same time ushered in a whole new generation of industrial artists.

Listen to the complete album below

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industrial strength

Posted in Music, Popular Culture with tags , on March 20, 2014 by phanteana

a documentary titled Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay, about the humble factory beginnings of Industrial music in England, is currently in the works and will be released later this year. interviews will be conducted with such artists as Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle) Genesis P-Orridge (Psychic TV), and Graeme Revell (SPK; he later went on to become a critically acclaimed film score composer whose credits include The Crow and Sin City). this film looks as though it will be a lesson in music history for those who are new to the genre, and a wonderful reminder to those already familiar with it.

a weapon of mass distraction

Posted in Music with tags , , on February 6, 2014 by phanteana

it’s been said that music can soothe the savage beast…or it can awaken that beast, and thus inflict nightmares upon its listeners. a recent news story has come to light involving the music of Skinny Puppy being used to extract information from detainees at Guantanamo Bay, often played for 6 hours straight without breaks. members of the band were informed by a former prison guard who also happens to be a fan of theirs, and now the group is demanding compensation for use of its music from the U.S. Government. CTV News spoke to cEvin Key via phone while the band is currently touring the States to hear his take on everything, and ABC News reports that SP has invoiced the Pentagon. in the band’s 30 year career, this is probably the most mainstream press coverage they’ve ever received. although it’s under some rather bizarre circumstances, the fact that they are taking such a strong stance against the inhumane use of their back catalog shows they are not to be trifled with.

Skinny Puppy’s ‘VIVIsectVI’ Turns 25 Years Old Today

Posted in Music with tags , on September 12, 2013 by phanteana

Skinny Puppy’s ‘VIVIsectVI’ Turns 25 Years Old Today.

then…

 

…and now

 

still amazing.