I am still in the process of researching Industrial music more deeply. In the meantime I have copied the summary of Industrial music from Wikipedia. Don’t forget to also check out any relevant blog posts.

Stylistic origins: Musique Concrete, Fluxus movement , Performance art, electronic art music, Krautrock, noise music
Cultural origins: Early 1970s; United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, United States
Typical instruments: synthesizer, drum machine, tape loops, drums, guitar, found objects, modified electronics (in latter incarnations were added sequencer, keyboard, sampler)
Mainstream popularity: Moderate
Derivative forms: techno, IDM, trance, synth pop, futurepop, glitch
Subgenres: noise, neofolk, martial, ambient industrial, post-industrial
Fusion genres: EBM, industrial metal, industrial rock


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