- Post Industrial Noise - the official anthology -

the official anthology


Artist : Post Industrial Noise 

Label : Medical Records LLC 

Genre : 80's - Minimal Synth / Cold Wave / Indus. / Angst-Pop,80's - Synth-Pop / New Wave / Punk / Krautrock

the official anthology / LP / MR-045

Medical Records in collaboration with Crispy Nuggets present a collection of tracks by Post Industrial Noise. P.I.N. was an 'audio artsemble' conceived in 1982 in Columbus, Ohio by the trio Robert Crise Jr, Gerald F. Nelson, & Dana Riashi Ritchey. They started on a drum machine, guitars, and vocals but quickly evolved to one member on synths and 2 guitarists on occasional synths. Robert Crise Jr maintained a studio titled "The Center For Contemporary Realism" where he conceived most of the lyrics for P.I.N. Gerald F. Nelson was a local performance artist, and Dana Riashi (OSU art student) claimed to be the 'idea-mediator' between Robert & Gerald. Robert produced a flexidisc of P.I.N. material through an Ohio Arts Council grant and distributed it through the OSU art tabloid 'Dialogue'. The accompanying article from Cleveland's Spaces Gallery noted P.I.N. to have 'redigested their input from influence bands such as Tangerine Dream, PIL and Kraftwerk, to produce their own unique sound'. P.I.N. performed mainly in galleries and occasionally clubs at the time. They produced a cassette release and were soon feeling the pressure to specialize towards more concrete art performance or club venues. It was this pressure that soon led all activity of P.I.N. to a strangling halt unfortunately. Robert soon left Ohio for graduate studies in Detroit where he remains a 'future archeologist' today. Gerald & Dana then proceeded to form the outfit Near Paris. The output of P.I.N. could be described a more experimental/minimalist offshoot of new-wave with pleasant synth sequences blanketed in rich synth tones. Fans of Near Paris will obviously draw comparisons, but the overall feel of P.I.N. is a bit darker and possibly more lo-fi in all aspects. The opening track "Sketch" has a definite coldwave vibe with slightly echoed vocals over a subtle drum machine beat and monotonous synth lines. "Prelude" is a deep instrumental cut with synth and sample interplay resulting in a hypnotic slab of brilliance. The tracks on this collection have been restored from the original analog tape reel for this reissue. For fans of the previously reissued Near Paris and other synth outfits such as Chris & Cosey, early 80's new-wave, and even more edgy artists such as Suicide. Remastered by Martin Bowes at the Cage Studios, UK. Presented on high-quality 180gr heavyweight colored vinyl.

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