No May Day parade rubbish for me, thanks. Just a bit of apocalyptic folk to pass the beginning of the month.
It’s hard for me to believe that it’s been 30 years since I first heard Current 93. David Tibet’s voice still sounds as spry and mystical as ever.
Thanks to Thomas Bittner, who posted this in the Current 93 Fan Group over on Facebook.
Since when is Industrial Music supposed to be romantic? When it’s performed by it’s inventors. Here’s Throbbing Gristle in a sublime moment.
28 years ago today, Laibach foisted this cover of the cheesy Opus hit, “Live is Life,” and most certainly made it their own.
Huso Fin fits perfectly in the world of post-Industrial music weirdness! Another winner from my friend, Qualo Infinity!
Perhaps too diverse for their own good, Controlled Bleeding were very comfortable working in everything from harsh noise to nearly danceable beat music which fit in well with the Wax Trax! Records crowd.
This track, however, is the one which left the longest impression for me. It reminds me more of a Gothic take on progressive rock, and it’s a vein I wish the band would have tapped more, because it really caught them at their best.
I’m absolutely thrilled to know that Paul Lemos has soldiered on, but it’s quite a bitter loss knowing that Joe Papa and Chris Moriarty have moved on to their great reward.
A special thank-you to Tanja Heimpapen, who originally posted this video on Facebook of Sol Invictus in prime later-era form.
For those of you who are on Bandcamp.com, I finally joined today. This move will probably break my bank account, but it will also be a great way to discuss new artists with friends.
Queasy Listening 20150126 by Cloudy Grey on Mixcloud
If you are a fan of post-Industrial avant-garde music, Cloudy Grey is going to be mandatory listening for you. Their ‘Queasy Listening’ series is an amazing walk back in time, and is doing a fine job hipping the kids to newer artists as well.
With so many amazing podcasts, it’s time to consider interviewing a few of these people for more exposure.
Thanks to Isidora Mikhailovich, whose Facebook post took me down memory lane. P16.D4 were the project of Ralf Wehowski, who would go on to record as RLW. S. B. O. T. H. I. was the project of Achim Wollscheid. Both were composers based in Germany working with extreme experimental music. Most of what I had from these artists was on cassette tapes. I pine for those days on occasion.
Zoviet France at the time I first saw them were Mark Spybey, Ben Ponton and an absolutely amazing dancer whose name I never caught. The venue I saw them was called Jabberjaw, located in Los Angeles sometime in the early 1990s, if my memory serves me. The band left an incredible impression on me, and since then, members have been involved in many interesting projects. Here they are at their peak.