|A.A.V.V.: Encyclopaedia of Industrial Music - Volume I|
|Artist: Rafal Kochan / A.A.V.V.
Title: Encyclopaedia of Industrial Music - Volume I
Label: Impusly Stetoskopu [021a]
Format: Book + 2xCD-R ltd. to 300 copies
Tracks: 9 + 10
Playing time: 63:57 + 54:12
File under: Industrial / Experimental
Release date: February 2010
The first part of "ENYCLOPAEDIA OF INDUSTRIAL MUSIC": 300 copies, 100 pages, A-4 format, 350g hard cover in full-colour, over 260 entries (letters A, B and C) with b/w photos, index and a double CD-R with mostly previously unreleased tracks by: Altar Of Flies, Andrea Marutti, Anemone Tube, Artificial Memory Trace, Astral Social Club, Bardoseneticcube, Beequeen, Bob Bellerye, The Black Vial, Black Leather Jesus, Chaos As Shelter, Cheapmachines, Christblood, Circuit Wound, Clew Of Theseus, Cock ESP, Nicolas Collins, Costes and Cranck Sturgeon.
And what do I do when listening to all this great music? Well, besides active listening and not doing much at all, reading is a great way to pass time. Especially the kind of books which may not require all my attention, books (or magazines) that small blocks of text. You may believe this or not, but I have here three different volumes of the Dutch encyclopedia of popmusic, which I sometimes take off the shelves and then read back to back. Easy, since you can read one bit, put it aside and pick it up later again. So imagine my happiness when I got volume one of the Encyclopedia Of Industrial Music, spanning the letters A, B and C. The word Industrial music should be taken with a pinch of salt: it has also a lemma on ambient, on John Cage, on Kenneth Anger, Joseph Beuys, Adorno and Aleister Crowley. And would you think of Autechre as being industrial, or Jonathan Coleclough? Exactly. And that's the whole thing why I like reading encyclopedia. The information is dated the very second its printed. Carved in time. Extended discographies for each artist here and how Industrial music sounds can be heard on the two CDRs that are part of this package. No Cage, Crowley, Burroughs or Autechre, but Altar Of Flies, Andrea Marutti, Artificial Memory Trace, Astral Social Club, Bardoseneticcube, Beequeen, Bob Bellerye, The Black Vial, Black Leather Jesus, Chaos As Shelter, Cheapmachines, Christblood, Circuit Wound, Clew Of Theseus, Cock ESP, Nicolas Collins, Costes, Cranck Sturgeon - which is probably as eclectic for choice as what you read in the book. Excellent. Can't hardly wait for the next volume.
Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly 721, March 2010