Industrial Revolution: Second Edition

Industrial Revolution: Second Edition

     
 
As a genre, industrial has come to mean a diverse range of musical styles, ranging from the recordings of metal pipes being struck together to the smooth synthesis of Electronic Body Music. Those genres, in turn, have had their own offshoots, as each of the strands grew into their post-industrial forms. Even in the mid-'90s, creating a definitive compilation would be

Overview

As a genre, industrial has come to mean a diverse range of musical styles, ranging from the recordings of metal pipes being struck together to the smooth synthesis of Electronic Body Music. Those genres, in turn, have had their own offshoots, as each of the strands grew into their post-industrial forms. Even in the mid-'90s, creating a definitive compilation would be a challenging undertaking at best. Cleopatra has managed this feat on this double CD release. Possibly every strain of industrial, covering definitive acts from different perspectives, has been represented on Industrial Revolution: Second Edition. Many of the usual suspects can be found here, but even these tracks are usually interesting variants -- Einstürzende Neubauten would be essential on any industrial retrospective, but the version of "Feurio!" is much smoother than the original from Haus der Luege. Kraftwerk's contribution is not a remix, but is pleasantly not the expected -- "Metal on Metal" has finally usurped "We Are the Robots." These tracks sit alongside other foundation favorites by other masters (Skinny Puppy's "Dig It") and ancestors (Brian Eno) of the genre. Seminal tracks by a wide range of the next wave are also included. Electro acts Front Line Assembly and Leather Strip are featured -- both of which may not have existed without Kraftwerk's clinical contribution to electronica, but themselves as important in informing electro-industrial. Guitar-electro acts are not forgotten, with contributions from Penal Colony and Chem Lab. The inclusion of acts that are not strictly industrial in a musical sense but have had great influence on the genre, such as the smooth acid electronica of Psychic TV, extend the diversity. The result is a musical map that plots different access points to the genre, and makes a good attempt at documenting some musical history. Industrial Revolution: Second Edition presents an interesting range of tracks, from a range of artists whowould otherwise have never appeared on a compilation together, but are equally important to the formation of the genre. For anyone interested in this family of musical styles, this compilation is a must.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/23/2002
Label:
Cleopatra
UPC:
0741157777123
catalogNumber:
7771

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Consolidated   Track Performer
Einstürzende Neubauten   Track Performer
Kraftwerk   Track Performer
Psychic TV   Track Performer
Skinny Puppy   Track Performer
Test Dept.   Track Performer
Controlled Bleeding   Track Performer
Laibach   Track Performer
Pigface   Track Performer
Executive Slacks   Track Performer
Lab Report   Track Performer
Front Line Assembly   Track Performer
Pressurehed   Track Performer
Klute   Track Performer
Spahn Ranch   Track Performer
Leæther Strip   Track Performer
Electric Hellfire Club   Track Performer
Penal Colony   Track Performer
Psychopomps   Track Performer
Brian Eno   Track Performer
THD   Track Performer
Nik Turner   Track Performer
Matt Green   Compield
Digital Poodle   Track Performer
Klute   Track Performer
Susan King   Compield

Technical Credits

Queen   Composer
Test Dept.   Composer
Controlled Bleeding   Composer
Executive Slacks   Composer
Fox   Composer
Pressurehed   Composer
Electric Hellfire Club   Composer
Chemlab   Composer
Psychopomps   Composer
Blixa Bargeld   Composer
Mark Chung   Composer
F.M. Einheit   Composer
Alexander Hacke   Composer
Nivek Ogre   Composer
Bill Rieflin   Composer
John Eacott   Composer
cEvin Key   Composer
Claus Larsen   Composer
Len del Rio   Composer
Greñas   Composer
Matt Green   Composer
Athan Maroulis   Composer
Rob Morton   Composer
Doran Shelley   Composer
Digital Poodle   Composer
Paul Lemos   Composer
Shawn Rudiman   Composer
N.U. Unruh   Composer
Dave Thompson   Liner Notes

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