A film by Amélie Ravalec and Travis Collins
Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay traces the origins of Industrial music, taking you on a journey through the crumbling industrial cities of Europe to America's thriving avant-garde scene.
Discover the personal story of industrial founders Throbbing Gristle, Sheffield’s prolific Dada inspired band Cabaret Voltaire, award-winning soundtrack composer Graeme Revell of SPK, noise music pioneer Boyd Rice of NON and many of the genre’s most influential figures including Test Dept, Clock DVA, Re/Search fanzine’s V Vale, Z'EV, The Klinik, Click Click, Sordide Sentimental, Hula, Ant-Zen, Orphx, In The Nursery and Prima Linea.
Industrial Soundtrack opened theatrically in 2015 with screenings in over 30 countries and was acquired by ARTE TV France and Germany in 2017.
Now available on DVD and BluRay. Includes an 8 page booklet and 30 minutes of unreleased interviews from Throbbing Gristle’s Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Genesis P-Orridge, Cabaret Voltaire’s Stephen Mallinder, SPK’s Graeme Revell, NON aka Boyd Rice, Antzen’s Stefan Alt and Hands founder Udo Weissman.
Industrial music emerged in the mid 70’s, providing a vibrant, provocative and artistic soundtrack to the picket lines, economic decline and cultural oppression of the era. Whether factory workers, students or unemployed, industrial music pioneers were all educated, artistically minded and politically aware artists who started with little to no musical background and went on to change musical history.
Industrial musicians found inspiration in Krautrock bands Kraftwerk, Faust and Can, 20th century art movements Dada, Futurism and Surrealism and post-modern writers William Burroughs, Brion Gysin and J.G. Ballard. Combining the DIY attitude of punk with mail art and underground fanzines, these pioneers were also among the first bands to incorporate tape loops, homemade synthesisers, factory field recordings and cut-up techniques in their music.
ALSO BY AMELIE RAVALEC
Amélie Ravalec's latest documentary Art & Mind is a journey into art, madness and the unconscious, an exploration of visionary artists and the creative impulse, from the Flemish Masters of the Renaissance to the avant-garde movement of Surrealism and the unsung geniuses of Art Brut and Outsider Art.
Featuring art historians, artists, museum curators, psychiatrists and art from prestigious museums and collections including Tate Britain, Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Prinzhorn Collection, La Halle Saint Pierre, ABCD Collection, Outsider Art Fair, Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Lombroso Museum, Freud Museum and more.
Released May 2019
Amélie Ravalec’s debut documentary Paris/Berlin: 20 Years of Underground Techno was released in May 2012. From secret Parisian parties to Berlin's infamous Berghain club, Paris/Berlin documents the underground movement of techno through the lens of two different cities.
The film features interviews with some of the most influential DJ's and producers of the techno scene including Laurent Garnier, Regis, Adam X, Function, Lucy, Ancient Methods, Kareem, Nick Höppner and Terence Fixmer, The film has been screened in 18 countries and won the Festival Pick Award at Sydney Fringe Festival in 2013.