We Have a Technical brings I Die: You Die's discussions of industrial, EBM, goth, dark electro, and related music genres to the podcast format. Join Alex, Bruce, and guests as they explore music's darker alternatives.
We Have a Technical 331: Cereal Box Hank
It's a wintry and atmospheric Swedish two'fer on this week's episode of We Have A Technical. As the air chills and nights grow longer, the Senior Staff take up and discuss In Slaughter Natives' Enter Now The World and V▲LH▲LL's Leaning On Shadows. While both have some heavy sounds and philosophical themes, we're also discussing how each of these records fuse genres and speak to complex post-industrial histories.
We Have a Technical 330: Too Special
We're cracking open the venerable ID:UD mailbag this week, answering questions fired our way via Patreon and Twitter. How can or should we parse genre? Is nostalgia anathemic to a theoretically future-obsessed genre? And whose at home COIVD era cuisine reigns supreme? You have questions, we have answers...or at least five minute meanders and hobbyhorse rides.
We Have a Technical 329: Don't Even Know Her
It's an odd couple pair of records being discussed on this week's episode of We Have A Technical, with the proto-goth, proto-industrial, proto-Ministry work of Blackouts sitting next to the thoughtful hybridization of dark electro and aggrotech sounds of Distorted Memory's sophomore LP. All that plus discussion of recent mainstream articles dealing with Ministry and Nine Inch Nails for better and worse, and the recent passing of Kurt Grünewald.
We Have A Commentary: Assemblage 23, "Mourn"
For this month's commentary podcast we're honored to be joined by Tom Shear of Assemblage 23, who takes us on a track by track overview of his new record, Mourn. It's a deeply personal record, as Tom discusses, but also one which conjures up some of Shear's early synthpop influences. We hope you'll join us as we talk with Tom about changes in process and location, and how he's continued to try to explore emotional states through Assemblage 23.
We Have a Technical 328: Sub Grinder
We have records from the peak of late 90s electronica mania and the new(ish) wave of goth-punk on the docket this week in the form of Pitchshifter's www.pitchshifter.com and Belgrado's self-titled debut. How does a Godflesh-indebted industrial metal act end up selling tens of thousands of copies on a major label? How are today's grim realities being filtered into grimier, less-frilly expressions of goth? We take up those questions plus some discussion of Nine Inch Nails reissues and the return of Salem on this week's episode of the podcast.
We Have a Technical 327: Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Ain't no one getting younger right now, and that certainly includes the Senior Staff. With both Alex and Bruce hurtling though middle age, we thought we'd address the thorny questions that come with ageing in subculture, adapting one's listening protocols, and wrestling with the bugbear that is nostalgia. We also have some thoughts on Debby Friday's recent short film Bare Bones and the "TOS2020" charity single.
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Best Dark Music Podcast in North America
This is one of the best dark music podcasts out there! Always, have interesting podcasts about what's going on the scene! Bruce and Alex are definitely enthusiastic dark music fans. They have a definite grasp of what's going on in and around the scene! Probably my favorite podcast of all time!
I’ve discovered more great new and old music from listening to these guys talk than from anyone or anything, ever. The amount of dedication and passion they put into the podcast/website is astounding - anyone interested in any of the genres they cover should have a listen and a close look through the blog’s archives.