Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay recounts the untold story of Industrial music, taking you on a journey through the crumbling industrial cities of Europe to America's thriving avant-garde scene.
Featuring interviews with Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, SPK, NON, Test Dept, Clock DVA, Re/Search V Vale, Z'EV, Click Click, Sordide Sentimental, Hula, In The Nursery, The Klinik, Hands Productions, Ant Zen, Orphx, and Prima Linea
Coined in the mid-70s, industrial music originated in the post industrial era as working class youth of industrial cities started experimenting with sound. Unemployment, high-rise living and cultural oppression were all part of the decaying environment in which this music blossomed.
Whether factory workers, students or unemployed, these trailblazers were all educated, artistically minded and politically aware artists who started with little to no musical background. They found inspiration in the avant-garde movements from the early 20th century like the Futurists, Dadaists or Surrealists, as well as contemporary writers William Burroughs and Brion Gysin.
These musicians rejected major labels, mass media and mainstream culture to invent a culture of their own, inspiring generations of musicians and artists that followed. Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay tells their story.