Musical direction Industrial
Industrial is one of the musical trends, which is a combination of rock and electronica. In the beginning, during the period of the inception of Industrial, it was a bit of a mixture of avant-garde and post-punk. Like any other direction in Industrial, changes have also taken place. During the period of evolution, he began to resemble something similar to a threshing rhythm, which is much in tune with the sound of a jackhammer.
If earlier Industrial - it was cheerful, optimistic music, now music was gloomy, severe and threatening. The essence of Industrial consisted in the mechanicality of sound, in its inhumanity. The subject of alienation was clearly traced. Prior to the early nineties, Industrial was underground.
The most popular bands were Ministry and Nine Inch Nails. Most other groups decided to remain in the shadows because they considered their work not relevant for the masses, but the genre itself was problematic. Music in Industrial is basically a repeating cyclical structure that allows its listener to plunge into trance.
When listening to such music in the mind, various associations can arise, such as a continuous cycle of conveyors, huge buildings made of glass and concrete, sometimes you can imagine scenes in the crematoriums of German camps or torture chambers. The bands that give concerts Industrial often perform in abandoned factories, in dilapidated buildings, in railway depots. This is the beginning of the direction from the avant-garde.
Experiments with noises and non-musical sounds began in the twenties of the twentieth century. This will subsequently serve as the birth of Industrial, as a direction in music. So in the 20s such personalities as Vereza, Russolo, Sati and Mosolov experimented. “Sound objects” were very different - these were automobile horn, and the sounds of typewriters, and motors. In the 60s, sonoristics became popular, in which noise effects were achieved by extracting sounds on conventional orchestral instruments.
One of the most famous industrial groups in West Germany was the Einstrurzende Neubauten, which arose in 1980. This group did not use musical instruments; instead, they began to replace sounds with hammering, rattle on steel sheets, loose sand and circular saws.
Einstrurzende Neubauten has many followers and lovers of their work. Subsequently, a new subgenre appeared - Electronic Body Music. His peculiarity was not only in a sharp dance beat, but also in the theatricality of the performance itself. Although theatricality corresponded to almost all groups of Industrial.
The second wave of Industrial was a new trend in this subculture. If in the beginning there were naturalists who did not recognize living sounds and tried to synthesize their music from all kinds of inhuman sound effects, then they were replaced by Industrial performers who tried to simulate musicality and non-musicality. To do this, they took a guitar sound or the vocal of the artist himself and passed it through all kinds of sound distortion. It turned out something alternative between the two waves, which allowed groups such as Front 242, Ministry, Skinny Puppy and Coil to gain popularity.
Techno was added to Industrial, all kinds of manipulations using drum machines took place, mixed sound with heavy metal, plus electronic drums, distortions and overdrive gave their listeners a new look at the Industrial subculture.
Nowadays, there are extremely few Industrial fans, since in the nineties this movement began to fade, but in the USA and Germany there are several groups that still work in this direction and have their regular fans. But Industrial also did not leave without a trace. He left his child and this is noise.