Looks like the cover to a pulp sci-fi novel where the hero hooks up with a female 4 armed green alien sex beast.
considering I am a fan of all of the parties involved with this project I am a bit surprised I have never heard of it. I will seek this one this out....
I thought this was a well written review. One of the few on DIS that I have bothered to read all the way through, at least recently.
Is the Hold Steady too "American" for most DISers to get? I am thinking maybe from the comments above. I feel the same way about Art Brut to be fair.
I just felt like nitpicking.
I enjoy a good amount of "first wave" industrial. Using Industrial & Dance in the same sentence makes me think of bands that ended up diluting the genre, such as Velvet Acid Christ, or Frontline Assembly (ugh).
Enjoy the bath! Don't let the laptop fall in.
"...Throbbing Gristle, pioneers of the early electronic dance sound that came to be known as Industrial..."
How exactly would one dance to Throbbing Gristle? Rolling around on the floor, flailing your arms, and vomiting your small intestine as if you were suffering from toxic shock?
Ok, I exaggerate, you could probably dance to "hot on the heals of love", but that doesn't reflect 95% of their material.
Detect a hint of mid 80's Skinny Puppy in this album? I think it's the chaotic electronics and unintelligible/buried vocals.
Oh yeah- the album is good, agree with it being a few songs too long though.