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  1. KimberlyD

    KimberlyD New Member Moderator

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    Does anyone listen to the genre Industrial? Who are your favorites in this genre? Do you dress to the genre or just listen to the music? Does it influence your daily life?

    I listen to Industrial. One of my favorite bands is Combi Christ.... but you would never know it if you saw me. I do not look the "part" I guess you would say. I'm curious how many others are like that also.
     
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    I've never even heard of Industrial. :D

    Might have to check it out.
     
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    Here is an example. This is one of my favorite bands CombiChrist.

     
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    I have been a fan of the genre for years; since at least the early 1990s. I like some original artists (e.g., some Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, etc.), but really prefer the later subgenres like Industrial Rock (e.g., some NIИ), Industrial Metal (especially Ministry, RevCo, etc.), EBM (some European artists), and electro-Industrial (e.g., Skinny Puppy, etc.).

    Earlier in the year I finished a great book on the topic entitled Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music, by. S. Alexander Reed. If you want a good overview of the history and styling of the genre, it is worth a read.
     
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    Thanks for the tip GearZ definitely going to check out that book. Nine Inch Nails is how I started out with this genre, LOL some don't even realize that is their genre. Haven't heard of EBM. Going to check them out on Youtube.
     
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    EBM is certainly more dance-oriented. After all, it stands for "Electronic body music". I'm not a huge fan of it compared to others in the Industrial landscape, but it does work really well for work out music.
     
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    Heck the dance style for industrial is a complete freaking work out! LMAO

     
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    I learn something new every day! I've just gone onto YouTube.



    I think this music has both 1980's and early 1990's influences, from pop and dance/house. So it's linked to the Steampunk scene?

    If that's the case, then it's the opposite of what I thought those who dressed in the Steampunk style would like. If it's an experimental electronic style, like a modern version of Kraftwerk, rather than some sort of rock genre, then this has a wider appeal, and isn't exactly as niche as you'd think as I think OMD fans would like it too.

    I like the video above. I love the hair and outfit! I love anything quirky or a bit disturbing. I think The Prodigy always looked a bit scary or edgy at first, so I guess all these acts are trying to be edgy and different, which is a cool thing to be. The dance style above suits it lol as in anything goes, you do your own thing, is what I'd take from that. It's not exactly a routine, more throw yourself into the vibe and go for it.

    You know what? I thought the 1970's and 1980's were outrageous in dress sense. My first memory was Mum hoping I didn't grow up to be a punk, but I didn't want stilletto shoes either. I thought recently nobody was that outrageous in dress sense anymore, everybody dresses down, and goes out wearing something their Mum would approve of. So in a way it brings that mentality back.

    I noticed somebody said he'd been a fan since the early 1990's. That doesn't surprise me, because as I say the music carries on from those influences for sure. Is this popular in Europe, like Belgium and Holland?
     
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    It is more akin to the cyber punk and goth scene. Steampunks have their own genre.
     

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