Trailer: Throbbing Gristle Feature in a New Documentary on Industrial Music

Although it now seems inevitable that old factories get turned into luxury apartments, art galleries, and offices for trendy media companies, the trailer for Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay gives us a glimpse of another, more interesting way that people took advantage of deindustrialisation. 

Directed by Amélie Ravalec and Travis Collins, Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay is a documentary which looks at – you guessed it – Industrial Music, the abrasive, punkish and experimental genre which started in the mid-70s with the founding of Throbbing Gristle’s record label Industrial Records.

There are interviews with all the relevant pioneers – Throbbing Gristle’s Genesis P-Orridge and Cosey Fanni Tutti, Cabaret Voltaire, SPK, Test Dept... – about their iconoclastic approach to music and art, and how Europe's crumbling, industrial economy in the late 70s and 80s informed their sound.

Watch the trailer above and listen to a mix made by Paul Jamrozy of Test Dept to promote the film.

Via Pitchfork

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