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The 50 Best Post-Punk Albums Ever: Part 1, Gang of Four to the Birthday Party

If we must #quarantine, at least give us some post-punk. This week we are revisiting the best post-punk albums of all-time and we kick things off with Gang of Four, Public Image Ltd., Throbbing Gristle, and more.

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Groupthink and Other Painful Reflections on ​Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth

TOPY and Genesis P-Orridge's knowing adoption of cult iconography and organizing principles quickly slid from satiric emulation to full embrace -- and we all went along with it.

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Industrial Punk: Here's a Finger, Now Form a Band!

For Throbbing Gristle's Genesis P-Orridge, punk's sonic harshness was welcome but it did not go far enough.

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The Potential of Throbbing Gristle in the Pre-Internet Era of Mail-Order Catalogues and Cassettes Was Massive

Quite literally: when Throbbing Gristle took to the recording studio their 'label', Industrial Records, would give birth to an entire genre of music.

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Acid Testing the Revival of Psychic TV and Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth

What if Genesis Breyer P-Orridge's fascination with the acid house genre came not from magickal profiteering, but rather, as a turn of brinksmanship to counter an existential threat?

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Chris Carter Creates an Overarching Etude on Experimental Electronic Music with 'Chemistry Lessons Volume 1'

Legendary electronic artist Chris Carter returns with his first solo release in 20 years, producing an overarching etude on experimental electronic music.

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Interpretations of Genesis: An Interview with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

Ahead of Mute's Throbbing Gristle reissues, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge connects the tactics of The Second Annual Report to he/r contemporary practice.

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Automat: Automat

In an ideal world, Automat is what industrial music would have grown into, something which acknowledges the roads its founding members paved without imitating them in the process.

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After Cease to Exist: The Far-from-Final Report of Throbbing Gristle

After a British government official declared them "Wreckers of Civilization", Throbbing Gristle understood their mission -- to destroy the Control society.

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2011: Music’s Most Electronic Year Yet

Vestigial organs like industrial music and the radio dial proved vital in 2011, while house and dubstep were invaded by hordes of uninvited outsiders, proving once again that electronic and plugged-in music is at the vanguard of change throughout the world.

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Techno’s Labor Force, Rock’s Betrayal, and the Birth of the Fascist Groove Thing

Electronic music has always maintained an ambivalent attitude towards labor, at once rejecting the notion of wage internment and creative inhibition while embracing the beauty of the cyborgian mechanics of the factory and the allure of discipline and dominance.

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Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson: 1955-2010

Music just lost a visionary who pushed sonic boundaries into dark, unexpected territory.

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20 Questions: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge warns PopMatters 20 Questions readers, "Pleasure is a cultural weapon. Use it wisely."

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Throbbing Gristle: Part Two: The Endless Not

It was 1982 when Throbbing Gristle last released an album of new material. It is now 25 years after that. Of course they sound a bit different.


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