|Originally posted by Lilith |
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No, talking pre-Holland and German techno scene.
Back in 1982 a couple of bands like Front 242 from Belgium and Nitzer Ebb from Germany putting out a large amount of electronic music. Before them was the post-punk era of the late 70's which had a few bands doing it as well + conventional instruments.
All of this stuff was drum machine, synth, samplers, sequencers and computers and to some degree they mastered them as a composition piece before the warehouse guys started using it, they also didnt use vinyl mixing at all which does give it a very 'pure' sound much different from any other music genre of the time.
I'd even tentatively throw a band like New Order into that euro EBM scene too because they'd certainly fit the description and they started up in 1980 after Joy Division had ceased to be.
Back to the EBM scene, that was really big in europe in the underground and alternative scene in Belgium and Germany through the early to late 80's where it filled up with a lot of disenchanted punks. It did more or less die off too a dull roar though by about 1989 and didnt fire up again until the early 90's, about 91-92.
Then came the rush of bands onto the scene I'm more familiar with.
All the VNV Nation, Die Krupps, Covenant, Wumpscut and so on which formed the crossover between EBM and some of the Industrial scene with bands like Ministry which had been knocking around since the mid to late 80's. They where really different too the house and techno scene as well but by the mid 90's you started to see a bit of intermingling between the techno, industrial and EBM artists.
I'm probably not the best person to document it though, my main knowledge is about indi-alternative rock, gothic and industrial stuff, so the above may not be entirely correct!
(But its as best I remember it!)
It's only because of the crossovers with techno-industrial that I ended up listening to trance and acid house of the mid 90's-present.
You sound of the same era as me!
Except I was on this end of the pond listening to Images in Vogue, The Spoons, Blue Peter, Chalk Circle, Missing Persons, Skinny Puppy (a shoot off of Images in Vogue since Kevin Keys used to play with them) and Strange Advance (who are also a shoot off from IIV).
Others from other areas I loved, Joy Division/New Order, Tears for Fears (their 1st album only), Talk Talk, some Nitzer Eb, Flock of Seagulls, Berlin, Cabaret Voltaire, The Cure (of course), Depeche Mode (also a given), Echo and the Bunnymen, Tones on Tail, The Fixx and Psychedlic Furs.
In the last few years/months I've seen live:
The Fixx, Echo and the Bunnymen, Psychedelic Furs, Images in Vogue, The Spoons, Blue Peter, Chalk Circle and Flock of Seagulls are supposed to be coming but I've been told he's not that impressive.
I've always enjoyed the 'goth' scene, had lots of goth friends but can't say that I ever really was one or dressed the part.
Maybe a closet goth?
And oh yea, goth chicks rock
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