José Maria Neves
Published on May 13, 2015
Industrial Music, as a term, was coined by Throbbing Gristle's member Genesis P. Orrige. It was created to describe a much specific derivation form of the experimental music genre. Starting with Industrial Records Label - active since mid 70's- and being distributed by Mute Records, industrial music stands as post-punk's long forgotten sibling. Existing in the dim light of speed, drugs and exaggeration, the industrial genre - which developed in a rather broad visual and musical speech - was fairly prominent in London's 80's underground scene, living alongside with bands as mythical as Joy Division, The Buzzcocks and the Sex Pistols. This specific edition tries to compile four industrial music albums into one central and coherent object while we intent to redesign their visual identities. Our effort aims to reinterpret the artistic nature of the four bands that composed the chosen LP's, understanding the similarities and parallelisms that wrap them together into one music genre.