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Richard H. Kirk - 85% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Founding member of pioneering electronic outfit Cabaret Voltaire whose releases under a variety of guises in the 90s have seen him increasingly accommodated by the dance music generation. Kirk released his first solo set in 1981, following it with the double album, Time High Fiction two years later. His taste for dance music was previewed by the release of Cabaret Voltaire’ Read more

SPK - 75% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This industrial noise band has claimed that their name stands for Surgical Penis Klinik, Systems Planning Korporation and other connotations at various points in their career. They began in 1978 when percussionist Derek Thompson was working in a mental hospital looking after brief SPK member Neil, a patient. Together they joined female banshee Sinan, the original conception of Read more

Throbbing Gristle - 73% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Evolving out of the Hull-based COUM Transmissions performance troupe, Throbbing Gristle was formed in London in September 1975 by Genesis P-Orridge (Neil Megson, 1950, England; vocals), Cosey Fanni Tutti (b. Christine Newby; guitar/cornet), Peter Christopherson (electronics) and Chris Carter (synthesizers). COUM’s Prostitution exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Read more

Severed Heads - 66% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Australia in 1979, the original line-up of this experimental unit comprised Richard Fielding and Andrew Wright with Tom Ellard (Thomas Ellard, 1962, Australia) joining shortly afterwards. Ellard would remain the one constant in a lengthy career that has attracted a cult following and plenty of critical acclaim, with only sporadic bursts of commercial activity. By t Read more

23 Skidoo - 50% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Post-punk experimentalists who, alongside other industrial acts such as Cabaret Voltaire, A Certain Ratio and Throbbing Gristle did much to influence the course of UK dance music. Taking their name from an Aleister Crowley reference, the group was formed in London, England in 1979 by Fritz Catlin (Fritz Haaman; drums/percussion) and brothers Alex Turnbull (percussion) and Jo Read more

Front 242 - 47% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A duo of Patrick Codenys (16 November 1958, Brussels, Belgium; composition, computers, synthesizers, guitars, vocals) and Daniel Bressanutti (b. 27 August 1954, Brussels, Belgium; programming, samples), Front 242 earned their long-standing reputation within the industrial/avant garde community via a largely compelling series of experimental exercises in sound. Originally, Fr Read more

Chrome - 46% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Eclectic Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in San Francisco, California, USA, in 1976, Chrome were one of the earliest and most influential American new wave/punk/industrial bands. Their first recording line-up featured John L. Cyborg (John Lambdin; vocals, guitar, bass), Gary Spain (vocals, guitar, bass), Mike Low (guitar, synthesizer, bass) and Damon Edge (guitar, synthesizer, drums). Only Cyborg had any pre Read more

Psychic TV - 43% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This somewhat misrepresented UK avant garde collective have seen their aural experimentalism overshadowed by their connections with the literary underworld, or simply the underworld itself. They were formed by Genesis P-Orridge (Neil Andrew Megson, 22 February 1950, England; ex-Pork Dukes and Throbbing Gristle) and Peter Christopherson (ex-Throbbing Gristle). The line-up als Read more

Skinny Puppy - 40% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Industrial band Skinny Puppy, from Vancouver, Canada, are widely regarded as a forceful influence on the development of the genre in the late 80s, counting Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor among their loudest advocates. The principals behind the band are cEVIN Key (as this multi-instrumentalist prefers to call himself) and Nivek Ogre (Kevin Ogilvie), the band’s singer Read more

A Certain Ratio - 36% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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No UK act crystallized independent, punk-influenced funk more than Manchester’s A Certain Ratio. The original line-up comprised Jeremy Kerr (bass), Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet), Peter Terrell (guitar), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Martha Tilson (vocals, ex-Occult Chemistry), who joined a little later, although she had left by 1982, and Donald Johnson (drums) who repl Read more

Foetus - 35% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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You’ve Got Foetus On Your Breath, Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel, Foetus Interruptus, Foetus Uber Alles, Foetus Inc - all these titles are actually the pseudonym of one person: Australian émigré J.G. Thirlwell (James George Thirwell, 29 January 1960, Melbourne, Australia), alias Jim Foetus and Clint Ruin. After moving to London, England, in 1978, he founded Read more

Nurse with Wound - 35% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The late 70s saw the emergence of several UK bands that would influence a legion of industrial bands a decade later, acts such as Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, and countless lesser-known ones, including London’s Nurse With Wound. Like the aforementioned acts, Nurse With Wound contained elements of what would one day be dubbed industrial music, but they also incorpor Read more

Section 25 - 34% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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The nucleus of this Blackpool, Lancashire, England group started in 1977 with brothers Vincent Cassidy (drums, later electronics) and Larry Cassidy (bass, vocals). With the addition of guitarist Paul Wiggin, the group’s bleak, bass-heavy sound caught the attention of Joy Division’s manager Rob Gretton and singer Ian Curtis, who together produced the single ‘Girl& Read more

Tuxedomoon - 34% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cult American expatriates who, while popular in Europe, remain largely ignored both in the USA and the UK. Formed at San Francisco City College in 1977 by multi-instrumentalists Steven Brown and Blaine L. Reininger, the original line-up of the band included vocalists Gregory Cruikshank and Victoria Lowe, guitarist Michael Belfer and drummer Paul Zahl, plus vocalist/performance Read more

Soft Cell - 29% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Leeds, England, in 1980 this electro pop duo features vocalist Marc Almond (Peter Mark Sinclair Almond, 9 July 1957, Southport, Lancashire, England) and synthesizer player Dave Ball (b. David Ball, 3 May 1959, Blackpool, Lancashire, England). The art school twosome came to the attention of Some Bizzare Records entrepreneur Stevo following the release of their sel Read more


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