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Album artwork for Dancing in Darkness - EBM Black Synth and Dark Beats From The 80's by Various

Electronic Body Music, abbreviated as EBM, is a term whose origin stems from the Belgian group Front 242, chosen to describe their electronic music; cold and dancing, free of the dominant influences of the time. Powerful, cold and minimalist electronic rhythms were the hallmarks of this new genre.

The movement quickly garnered followers with the British group Nitzer Ebb but also in the rest of Europe, with the likes of Borghesia and The Neon Judgment, later signed to labels like PIAS, Antler-Subway, Wax Trax!, Mute, Off Beat, Zoth Ommog, Pendragon and Metropolis.

EBM’s popularity grew rapidly in the underground scene during the 1980s and early 1990s, especially in Europe, before breaking through in the rest of the world, also influencing the subsequent electro- industrial scene.

Dancing In Darkness: EBM, Black Synth and Dark Beats From The 80s - to give it its full title - is a compilation of some of these bands; bands that changed contemporary music in terms of ideology, politics and aesthetics. It features Front 242, Throbbing Gristle, DAF, Cabaret Voltaire, Chris and Cosey, Nitzer Ebb, Meat Beat Manifesto etc.

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Dancing in Darkness - EBM Black Synth and Dark Beats From The 80's

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Dancing in Darkness - EBM Black Synth and Dark Beats From The 80's

PIAS
Album artwork for Album artwork for Dancing in Darkness - EBM Black Synth and Dark Beats From The 80's by Various by Dancing in Darkness - EBM Black Synth and Dark Beats From The 80's - Various
Album artwork for Dancing in Darkness - EBM Black Synth and Dark Beats From The 80's by Various
CD

£11.99£9.99

sale

Digipack with Poster Booklet.

Released 12/04/2019Catalogue Number

PIASLL131CD

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Dancing in Darkness - EBM Black Synth and Dark Beats From The 80's by Various
LPx2

£24.99

Housed in a Gatefold Sleeve.

Black
Released 03/05/2019Catalogue Number

PIASLL131DLP

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Electronic Body Music, abbreviated as EBM, is a term whose origin stems from the Belgian group Front 242, chosen to describe their electronic music; cold and dancing, free of the dominant influences of the time. Powerful, cold and minimalist electronic rhythms were the hallmarks of this new genre.

The movement quickly garnered followers with the British group Nitzer Ebb but also in the rest of Europe, with the likes of Borghesia and The Neon Judgment, later signed to labels like PIAS, Antler-Subway, Wax Trax!, Mute, Off Beat, Zoth Ommog, Pendragon and Metropolis.

EBM’s popularity grew rapidly in the underground scene during the 1980s and early 1990s, especially in Europe, before breaking through in the rest of the world, also influencing the subsequent electro- industrial scene.

Dancing In Darkness: EBM, Black Synth and Dark Beats From The 80s - to give it its full title - is a compilation of some of these bands; bands that changed contemporary music in terms of ideology, politics and aesthetics. It features Front 242, Throbbing Gristle, DAF, Cabaret Voltaire, Chris and Cosey, Nitzer Ebb, Meat Beat Manifesto etc.