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...With a name that translates as “Collapsing New Buildings,” the industrial music of Einstürzende Neubaten developed an aesthetic that incorporated critiques of modernity and European society in the 1980s and beyond. The band made its first...

Devo

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...Despite their reputation for comedic novelty, the music of Devo and its visual representations were built on an artistic interpretation of societal devolution. In early 1970, Gerald Casale and Bob Lewis met keyboardist Mark Mothersbaugh...

Throbbing Gristle's Twenty Jazz Funk Greats

Drew Daniel

Drew Daniel is one half of the acclaimed electronic group Matmos, successful in their own right, and also as collaborators with Bjork. Drew has taught the history of electronic music at Harvard University and the San Francisco Art Institute, among other places. He lives in San Francisco. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2008

33 1/3 Books

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...In Twenty Jazz Funk Greats, Drew Daniel (of the experimental band Matmos) creates-through both his own insights and exclusive interviews with the band-an exploded view of the album’s multiple agendas: a series of close readings of each...

Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine

Daphne Carr

Daphne Carr is a Manhattan-based writer. She is the series editor of Best Music Writing and an editor at Current Musicology. Her music writing has appeared in numerous anthologies and publications including Out of the Vinyl Deeps, Listen Again: A Momentary History of Pop, the Village Voice, MOJO, The Nation, Stop Smiling, and Venus Zine. Find her at www.funboring.com ";> www.funboring.com . Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

33 1/3 Books

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...What is the world that Nine Inch Nails made, and what was the world that made Nine Inch Nails? These are the questions at the heart of this study of the band’s 1989 debut, Pretty Hate Machine. The album began as after-hours demos...
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...The brainchild of composer, producer, and musician Trent Reznor (born 1965), Nine Inch Nails (NIN) became known in the 1990s for its controversial artistic approach and industrial sound. Reznor formed the group with the support of manager...

Industrial Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The industrial music style and subculture developed in the mid-1970s in England and Germany from a mixture of experimental popular music sounds, performance art theatricality, avant-garde compositional techniques, and an ideological...

Chicago, IL

Robert Pruter

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Paul Oliver

Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 2,896,016 (2000); metropolitan area – 7,261,176 (2000) Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States. Located on the shores of the southern tip of Lake Michigan, it is the nucleus...

Curitiba

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,600,000 (2000) Curitiba is the capital of the southern state of Paraná. At high altitude (2,980 ft [908 m]), it is one of the coldest cities in a country known for its hot climate. The city is the center...