And how is state of "goff/indus" scene, still more cyber, lolita, festish etc. rather than goff/indus?
Not sure by what you mean by goff/indus, that's a pretty wide open net. Most of what's coming out of the I guess "mainstream" industrial scene nowadays is pretty awful, but there's definitely been a sort of return to retro industrial sounds with stuff like Youth Code, High Functioning Flesh and the sort, more stepping back than doing anything new, but given what's been new, that might not be the worst plan.
I've been getting really into this whole crossover noise-techno thing that's been popping up again recently with labels like Hospital Productions, Blackest Ever Black, etc...
Definitely seems like most of what's being passed off as industrial is more just angry dance music than anything else! But hey, if noise acts want to add beats to their stuff, and keep releasing stuff that channels a strange mix of Coil-esque darkness and stripped back rhythmic noise, I'm not really going to worry too much about what the path the larger "scene" is taking.
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I'm not sure what has been happening with Industrial music, my suspicion is it has all but died, but there are still some good Goth bands popping up. My fav of late has been Night Sins
Thanks, sounds like early SOM or Ikon. But I really am looking more for electronic stuff - I used to be a huge goffrock fan, but not so much anymore (for guitar stuff I prefer metal mostly black or doom).
I assume you've heard of witch house? if not, weird genre mix of hip hop beats, lofi saw synths, and all sorts of weird random influences.
Thanks, but I guess that none of your suggestions is my taste. maybe the synth track if it had better vocals. I heard of witchhouse in the other forum ( it was named violent playground btw.) and seemed like a hype ala dubstep to me. I already listened to some tracks ppl. posted there, but I guess I don´t like that style at all.
There were releases from 2 bands which seemed to be quite good in the timespan I mean: SP & FLA. I dont remember any other. However before these there was "plenty" of stuff like Ice Ages, Headscan, Tac. Sekt... but I assume this is already quite long ago(time runs too fast).
Maybe I should have not named it indus what I am looking for but EBM, darkelectro or intelligent electro.
Some albums featering this style eg: yelworC (all?), Individual Totem (SETI&others), Ice Ages (all?), Tac Sekt (all?), Hocico (some - more the middle or early phase), Clock DVA (The Hacker eg.), Haujobb (Freeze Frame.., Covenant (Sequencer, Europa), PP (Entities, IO).... also mentioning the more known stuff (FLA, 242,SP, X-marks, Paracont....,etc.) I also like some more trancy stuff ala Icon Of Coil (which was really good coompared to combi)...
Are you familiar with Wreck & Reference? They're a new band that blends industrial music with metal vocals (no guitars though) and spoken word. All of its done with voice, live drums, and sampler. Its pretty cool shit, I recommend the album that came out this year… I think its excellent.
I really want to like them, but they keep riding the line between being independently good, and too derivative to not judge in comparison to their influences, which they aren't going to outdo (for me at least) I mean, their last video was basically a re-do of Skinny Puppy's music video for Testure almost 30 years out from the original, which would have been fine if they had straight up been like "yeah, we're doing an homage to a band we really respect, and one of their main causes", but instead they were more "We wanted to use this video as an opportunity to show the public the inhumane practices of animal testing." as if PETA hadn't been beating us over the head with it for the last 30 years. (or, more importantly, that anybody within their target audience hadn't already seen the Testure video)
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I agree that Youth Code is very derivative, but I like their sound, and for me their take on things is different enough that I don't feel like they're a straight up clone or something.
Another band I forgot to mention for the OP is the noise/industrial/rock group White Suns, who are one of the most uncompromisingly brutal sounding bands I have ever heard. Check out their newest for what I think is their best shit so far.
I also totally forgot clipping, who are a noise/industrial/rap group group that manage to fuse gangsta style rap with abrasive and tense backings. Another good one is Blackie.
Ben Frost and The Haxan Cloak are two artists that make very cinematic sounding industrial music.
I don't really know what "goff indus" is, but I mean, I assume you know Zola Jesus. And also the whole witch house movement (oOoOO, SALEM, etc)
Well I have now a spotify subscription and and thus opportunity to listen a lot of stuff. However it seems ebm/indus is mostly boring now. So I decided to lay this genre to rest for a while and listen to genres where more good new stuff comes out (mainly metal)..my other fave electronic style (which would be psytrance and progressive) also suffered a lot, some new tunes don´t even sound like trance anymore (more a bit like hardcore techno)....
Extreme Metal is the only genre which still has lots of quality to offer it seems.
Also tried indi/alternative but it seems as boring as ebm/indus these days.
BTW: What happened to these bands: :W:, L-strip, Suicide C, P.Pitchfork ? Those made some classics even in the past and now ? Any explaination for this?
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