Friday, July 1, 2016
:wumpscut: - dark is the dancefloor
:wumpscut: came onto the industrial club scene just as there was a void to be filled. Many industrial bands had gone rock or dove into drum 'n' bass, had broken up, or had just gone stale. There were new bands on the airwaves using industrial motifs - Stabbing Westward, Filter, etc - but were not really making music for the dancefloor, nor for those who sought less mainstream sounds. Enter :wumpscut:
If you are averse to complicated, convoluted even, discographies... this may be your nightmare. At this point, albums come in many different formats and there may be 4 albums worth of remixes. And those remixes may actually be much better than the albums themselves. Some of the albums, coming annually like clockwork, even seem like they were made just for remix fodder. But there are lots of gems to be found for the discerning lover of dark music.
For the newbie, I would recommend starting with 2001's Wreath of Barbs, or for a more recent taste, 2013's Madman Szpital.