Throbbing Gristle "Second Annual Report" LPIndustrial
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Throbbing Gristle's The Second Annual Report was, at least in release order, their first concrete work as a band and maybe the first so called "industrial" album to exist. Through the listens of same-named songs and few cohersive avant-garde electronic inclinations, it's notorious for any advanced listener how the album differs from awesome pieces like D.O.A. and Jazz Funk Greats; it's less scary, a little more compelling, and almost completely anti-melodic. Here the music is softly palpable, the uneasy, sampled sounds sleaze through your mind, but even less bombastic. Sure this may be a great piece in the experimental music collector, but the high points of the album are the very first piece of "Slug Bait", the sluggish and heavy "Zyclon B Zombie", the crude satire of the 'hopeful' "United", and still "After Cease To Exist", a nearly progressive 20 min piece witch encompasses everything from the feeling of a dead corpse. Don't get fooled, their music is an extremely confrontational art expression all in a trash bin of sound pieces, but the sweetness of this band is that they generally leave us with the doubt if the music is an excuse for insanity...