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Format: BOOK / CD
Label & Cat.Number: Impulsy Stetoskopu 021b
Release Year: 2010
Note: second volume (D -> I) of a new book-series from Polish label IMPULSY STETOSKOPU listing alphabetically all "industrial" acts of past & present with a description & full discography & photo if available; it features also post- & pre-industrial influenced projects you wouldn't really expect, but this wide view makes it really essential !! 100 pages, A4 format, 350gr hardcover book, over 270 entries, plus 1 CDR with mostly unreleased recordings by DAS SYNTHETHISCHE MISCHGEWEBE, YANNICK DAUBY, DIETERH MH, e
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"The second part of "ENYCLOPAEDIA OF INDUSTRIAL MUSIC", printed in full-colour, over 100 pages. over 270 names (letters D-I), articles and discographies. This part has got CD compilation. 300 copies" [label info]

"Back in Vital Weekly 721 I was very pleasantly surprised by the first volume of the Encyclopedia Of Industrial Music, and now we have the second volume, spanning 'D' to 'I' and has 'just' one CDR to go alone. A while ago someone said I was living in the past, with me liking physical objects such as records, CDs and books, and he is right: I prefer a book like this, to sit back in my chair, and flip throughout. I know I mustn't complain about age but I very much doubt wether I will ever get used to an e-reader and I would not be sitting behind my computer to browse a website that would have the same contents as this book. And yes, I am aware that books are outdated the minute they are printed. But that's the whole charm of it (oh I wrote that before on Volume 1 too). The Encyclopedia of Industrial Music is a book on an extended field of musical interest, from Brian Eno to Dachau Lustknaben to Luc Ferrari to Ryoji Ikeda. Short bits of what seems to me highly accurate information. The
CDR doesn't have Ikeda, Eno or Bruce Gilbert, but instead Dachau Lustknaben, Das Synthetische Mischgewebe, Yannick Dauby, Dieter Mh, The Digitariat, Jrgen Eckloff, Emil Beaulieau, Enema Syringe, Galerie Schallschutz, Gastric Female Reflex, Gerechtigkeits Liga, Grunt, GX Jupitter-Larsen and Idea Fire Company, which if these names mean anything to you, you know its all of the place: from brutal noise of the Lustknaben, The Digitariat, Beaulieu, Enema Syringe and Grunt to the softer end of musique concrete of Das Synthetische Mischgewebe, Dauby, Eckloff, the drones from Dieter Muh, Galerie Schallschutz or the very eighties tribalistic drumming of the Liga. Closed down with the piano and boat music of Idea Fire Company, this compilation is as diverse as the book itself. On the risk of repeating myself: Excellent. Can't hardly wait for the next volume. (and oh: many pictures of boys behind laptops or performing, but are The Grey Wolves really posing inside The Hacienda?)" [FdW/Vital Weekly]