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#1
I have a thing for EBM short for Electronic Body Music - possibly the unfunkiest, "whitest" dancemusic ever, had it's heydays in the late 1980s was somewhat the crud-ish distant cousin of elegant house and crazy acid. In fact back in the day (and I only know this from my old music mags which had ads from dance-music specialist shops in them, a great resource for musical "archeology") a lot or rettles of that style appeared to have been quite popular.

This thread might appeal to Torment Wink or anybody really who happens to like that stuff.

first entry: Klangwerk "Klangwerk"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gqGwqAwnms
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#2
I pseudo-crashed an EBM dress code once. I got in in my non goth wear that night. Had a hale whale of a time, even though I'd kinda already left into the dream world.
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#3
Another Fav: Tragic Error - "Tanzen"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-BITwQPeY4
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(10th November 2016, 10:43)firefinga Wrote: I have a thing for EBM short for Electronic Body Music - possibly the unfunkiest, "whitest" dancemusic ever, had it's heydays in the late 1980s was somewhat the crud-ish distant cousin of elegant house and crazy acid. In fact back in the day (and I only know this from my old music mags which had ads from dance-music specialist shops in them, a great resource for musical "archeology") a lot or rettles of that style appeared to have been quite popular.

This thread might appeal to Torment Wink or anybody really who happens to like that stuff.

 
^^  I like the "..unfunkiest, whitest dance music ever... "  part. Hahaha TRUE... to a point, if you think about it. People wore lots of black clothes, lol. 

But yeah, I grew up listening to the stuff in a way, particularly via late nite college radio shows who would feature industrial / ebm of the time. During that time, if you lived in western Canada, cities like Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, etc. bands like Front Line Assembly, Hilt, Skinny Puppy, anything Nettwerk Records (Vancouver, BC record label) related was all local music if you will. Alternative Tentacles was always a force in California, on the west coast, with LARD releases, Beatnigs (Michael Franti's earliest industrial hiphop-ish band..), etc so that was sort of the path of hearing about "ebm"/ industrial sounds on a somewhat local basis back then. Portland, Seattle, Victoria BC, Vancouver BC, etc have always had active, early noise scenes as well. Of course, all heard alongside, and being influenced by European stuff, Chicago sounds, etc. 

The punk & industrial scenes in the sparse cities in western Canada were transient, as punks and the like would live in some of the cities at various times in their travels. So, word got around. Initially, you'd find the music, on cassette, or vinyl, along with the hip-hop vinyl 12"s in the late 80's / early 90's found only in my local "indie import record shops" as they were called then, ha, before specific electronic dance music shops catering to the then emerging dj culture starting opening up. So, Wax Trax! 12"s were found in the same shops as Eric B & Rakim 12"s, even dancehall reggae vinyl & cassettes sold at the time, if you were at all into "dj culture" then. And that's how techno started showing up in the same local "import record shops" in my area gradually after that, by the early 90's for sure.  

Hip-hop & Industrial musics were synonymous with me growing up, as there's equally a fair large influence of 80's hip-hop on industrial related musics of the time, which I've always enjoyed, at its best :Smile 

The Beatnigs (Alternative Tentacles Records), Michael Franti, later Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.  Dang, the Beatnigs, that's almost obscure these days. "ebm" production, via a more free form, hip-hop path. 

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#5
Download..

INCREDIBLE production! A post-Skinny Puppy related project, featuring cEvin Key and Dwayne Goettel, if you are unfamiliar. Also featuring Mark Spybey, Filth aka. Phil Western of Dead Voices on Air, and more. IMO, out of most "ebm" related stuff that was being released in the 90's, Download is a great example to witness evolution of production. Equally producing stuff that could have been released on Warp Records at the time, techno flourishes, ambient, and more, they went for it. I'd recommend Download to anyone who has never delved into the project.

GOOD.

http://www.nettwerk.com/label-film-tv/download

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#6
Of course, there is RECENT "ebm" that could be worth checking out.

Although, entirely derivative & cliche in this day & age, there are some elements of ebm that catch my ear these days, when done well. It's all about the kick drum for me personally, ha. VOCALS are entirely subjective... let alone the dumb lyrics of said vocals, which I have no interest in deciphering, lol. i could do without vocals if at all possible in most cases. Still, for recent sounds, I like some of Kant Kino's stuff in places.


https://www.discogs.com/artist/1165447-Kant-Kino


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Dead When I Found Her - Portland, Oregon

an entirely specific, "tribute" niche if ever there was one, but it is done quite well, imo.

"Eyes on Backwards" lp, November 2016


https://deadwhenifoundher.bandcamp.com/a...-backwards

https://deadwhenifoundher.bandcamp.com/a...e-way-down


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#8
the Dead Sound & Videohead stuff always goes down great!  Definitely some worthy listens from past years. 

Acroplane, Perc Trax, etc.   GOOD.

I'm a fan.  Xyxthumbs

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#9
Orphx - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Smile   recommended.

"Pitch Black Mirror" lp, November 2016 ... dope!


https://orphx.bandcamp.com/album/pitch-black-mirror


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#10

Orphx DJ mix recorded in Toronto, October 2016.

Tracklist /

Conrad Schnitzler - Metall I
Vromb - Histoire de camion
Esplendor Geometrico - Japo
Family Sex - Manbait (Regis version)
Female - Looking Through the Eyes of Love
Orphx - Blood in the Streets
Diamond Version - Operate at Your Optimum
Matter - Depth
Orphx - Zero Hour
Adam X - Antagonistic
Clock DVA - Dark Attractor
Peter Van Hoesen - Breach
Planetary Assault Systems - Bell Blocker (Silent Servant remix)
Essaie Pas - Lights Out (Orphx remix)
Dasha Rush - 100 Hearts
Marie Davidson - Planet Ego
Rrose - Purge
Generic Face - Dacryphile
Schwefelgelb - So Heisser Es Wird
Konkurs - Face the Target
Thomas Heckmann - Speak Silent to Me (VSK remix)
November Novelet - Crying Walls
Mike Parker - Moisture (Treatment 3)
Kangding Ray - Coracoid Process
MRTVI - Ibukron
Oureboros - Vastarien
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#11
Ugandan Methods is a great collab. I must say. Smile

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#12

Ancient Methods - New Brvtalism No. 075 (10 November 2016)

Tracklist:

1. Mark Kozeäek - Castle / Coil - The Sea Priestess
2. UVB - Disobey Your Kids
3. Mind Teardown - Lamar Extermination
4. Celldöd - Kulturkrieg (Remix)
5. Alexey Volkov - Curtains Of Flesh
6. Thomas P. Heckmann - Violent Stains
7. Synths Versus Me - 1987
8. The Advent - Hybridize
9. Rendered - Bendover / Echo West - Soul Cleaning
10. Huren - Radrebell - Changing Face
11. Future9394 - Oktav99
12. Codex Empire - Exchanged Worlds / Gagarin Kombinaatti - Tiedonantaja Kirjoittaa
13. Aphex Twin - Metaphrastic
14. P.E.A.R.L. - HOG II (Stave Rmx)
15. Ancient Methods - Now Come Closer
16. Huren - $K0T0MA / Pure Ground - Poison
17. Ontal - Boot Sector Infection
18. Plovdiv - Lossy Star
19. Transform Collage - Tribal Order (edit)
20. Neel - Vandal / Pact Infernal - Circle VII (Anger)
21. D.Carbone - Antisystem
22. Lewis Fautzi - Eerie (Sleeparchive Rmx) / Caroline K - Chearth
23. MRTVI - IBUKRON / Ortrotasce - Losing Mind
24. Fanon Flowers - Mode 12 / Dead Tech - Desolate - Demolition
25. Spectre - Waiting For Mio
26. Pfirter - Euritmia / Ausdärmen -ג
27. Schwefelgelb - Aus Dem Hals Der Flasche
28. Orphx - Molton Heart / Thorofon - Flesh & Steel
29. Outsider - Bombin’
30. Frontline Assembly - Resistance (edit)
31. Sawf - High Ways / Calva Y Nada - Rascheln
32. Zex Model - Dead City Central
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#16
Yes


https://blushresponse.bandcamp.com/album/body-architect

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#18
Wow, a deluge of stuff, thx to Torment Xyxthumbs

I didn't know any of the recent examples of EBM
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#20
Francesco Baudazzi aka Violet Poison - Italy

Xyxthumbs


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#21

Tracklist:

The Short Wave Mystery - Signals From Afar (Vocalize)
Zarkoff - Fast Forward
Saba Komossa presents Delkom - Don’t Let The Music Distract You From Dancing pt.2
A Thunder Orchestra - Shall I Do It? (Mick Wills Reconstruction #2)
Diseño Corbusier - Golpe De Amistad
Violet Poison - Unreleased
Daily Fauli - Speed
Beau Wanzer - Slow Down Sir
Smersh - Spook House
Daniele Ciullini - Marbles In The Garden
Pankow - Das Vodkalied (Helena Hauff Remix)
In Aeternam Vale - Non
Front 242 - Moldavia (Drvg Cvltvre Edit)
Tuning Circuits - I Am A Non Believer
Fatal Error - Fatal Error
Svengalisghost - Strategic Deception
Phase Fatale - Grain (Silent Servant Remix)
Violet Poison - Unreleased
Maoupa Mazzocchetti - Black Humour
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#23
quality release.

i must say.

https://celldod.bandcamp.com/

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#24
(18th November 2016, 09:01)firefinga Wrote: Wow, a deluge of stuff, thx to Torment Xyxthumbs

I didn't know any of the recent examples of EBM

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#25
Another oldie from '89 - Zinno "Russian Roulette":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3-bms7ELRQ
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