The 1980s was a breakthrough time for underground electronic music. Before restrictive genre definitions saw different modes of expression streamlined, the options were wide open in the lawless surge of post punk and industrial culture. This finely curated compilation from PIAS provides an excellent overview of some of the deadliest operators from this wildly creative time - the names involved are integral to the development of electronic music in the 80s. Throbbing Gristle, DAF, Cabaret Voltaire, Front 242, Nitzer Ebb, Meat Beat Manifesto - just some of the legendary names shown in their best light on this essential collection.
Electronic Body Music, abbreviated as E.B.M., is a term whose origin stems from the Belgian group Front 242. It was chosen to describe the powerful, cold and minimalist electronic rhythms that defined the structures of this new musical genre. The movement quickly garnered followers in the underground scene during the 1980s and early 1990s, especially in Europe, before breaking into the rest of the world. This comprehensive set is a compilation featuring artists like Nitzer Ebb, Borghesia and The Neon Judgment - groups that changed contemporary music and unleashed the era of machines.