Hi folks, I'm new here and I've searched endlessly through the listening booth section and member releases, I'm looking for dark hardd edged material but not down tempo glitch or house or other things are tagged as "dark industrial" for example, granted there are quite a few good experimental tracks on there but I just can't seem to find what I'm looking for
It might help others to understand what you're looking for, if you posted a few names of other artists you like in the genre, so there;s some sort of reference they can go by..otherwise everyone is staying "industrial" and not knowing what everyone else is actually talking about.
I mean, artists on here have tagged their own work as being Industrial, but you don't think that fits what you've heard..so somewhere in there, there's a bit of a difference in opinion on what actually is Industrial.
This is redundant on my part, but industrial kind of takes on a lot of different genres. Industrial (noise, I guess?) is a bit of a characteristic these days rather than a genre itself. Most industrial seems to come paired with another genre (like EBM) which might be a better place to look.
If you're finding good listening in the LB, however, mission accomplished.
It's a forum focused on IDM (says so right there in the name). EBM and industrial and noise and aggrotech and black metal goth dance dance revolution all pop up from time to time as they have crossover with IDM and members dabble in multiple styles, but this isn't really a general electronic music forum like a lot of EDM sites. It's more narrowly focused, so those things tend to be outliers and a bit more rare.
If you haven't happened across them yet, check out Dead When I Found Her and Cellar Graves - both are contributing members here and are in the EBM vein. Toothpinch does some aggrotech-ish stuff, if you're into that. Also Sole Massif, because _ms makes some of the best experimental/drone/ambient noise in the world.
I keep hearing kids these days describe microgenres that don't sound familiar, but upon listening frequently seem very Industrial/dark electro to me. Some of the trap, hiphop and electronica guys start getting interested in making "Dark" beats and songs, and make up appropriately descriptive labels for it as they aren't part of or familiar with the dark electro scene that encompasses the likes of things from industrial, to aggrotech, to ebm, power noize, dungeon music, darkwave, etc.
I had an acquaintance who makes commercial hiphop and glitch beats play a show of his more original stuff and I loved it, sounded like Portishead meets Manson, but he didn't know what to call it and was worried it would put off his listeners looking for more upbeat party music, but it wouldn't have sounded out of place at Goth club.
I guess the point is -- check out the music around hear even if it doesn't look like what you'd usually enjoy, because I'm finding a lot of artists and sounds I wouldnt have come across otherwise, and most of the crowd around here seems to embody the "Industrial" attitude, if not the exact music.
also have to hugely second the DeadWHenIFoundHer reccomendation. That's the music that got me really thinking about how sound is created and layered, blending new and old philosophies and tech, and wanting to try to make my own.
Well, not much ebm here, a few of us do something with a more "industrial" edge to it, but nothing that would make your body move..
This. Even though I have been on a more of a binge of running everything through distortion, I'm mostly interested in the breakpoint of sounds where they become really unstable. This does not lend itself that well to repetitive rhythms and riffs. Probably because I have some unresolved anger issues and treat them by taking my anger out on my ears by producing or something. Who the hell knows.
Basically head too far up my own ass to make anything actually danceable.