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 485: Handcuffed To LeVar
On the occasion of the passing of Paranoid's Michael Formberg, we're talking about the German duo's first LP Strain and how it fits very particularly within the mores and sounds of classic EBM, as well as a contemporary debut from fellow German EBM act The Psychic Force which has its own specific set of markers, gear, and themes. We're also parsing the lineup of next year's just announced iteration of the Cruel World festival in Pasadena.
We Have A Technical 484: Rollercoaster
The Senior Staff are taking stock not only of the specific shows and tracks Skinny Puppy played in their final hometown performances this past weekend, but also how those moments and moods connect to their larger histories with and feelings about one of their most beloved bands. We're also talking about the work and legacy of Geordie Walker after his unfortunate passing.
We Have a Commentary: ACTORS, "It Will Come To You"
For this month's We Have a Commentary, we're joined by Jason and Shannon from Vancouver's ACTORS, to discuss the band's 2015 debut LP It Will Come to You. The genesis and evolution of the now global post-punk phenomenon, how playing the record live feels in 2023, and all manner of other topics are touched on in this very special hometown episode of our special Patreon-supported bonus podcast.
We Have A Technical 483: Scooter (Not Actually About Scooter)
On this discussion topic driven episode of We Have A Technical, we're talking about the vague catchall term or genre that is "electro", at least in the European usage of the term. How and why is it that so many different bands from differing genres like EBM, dark electro, and electro-industrial all ended up heading in the same smoother direction at the same time? What are its defining features? Does it have a future? We're talking about all of these issues, plus offering our thoughts on the current Artoffact/Kanga discourse on this episode of the podcast.
We Have A Technical 482: Obscene Jingle
After a bonanza of interviews we're back to what brought us to the dance: talking about goth and industrial records. One apiece, in fact as Suspiria's hybridizing of second wave goth rock and electro goth splits the Senior Staff, and they look back at powernoise's flirtations with other outlying electronic genres via Noisex. We're also talking about the recent discussion regarding the reissuing of a Mr.Kitty remix, plus a couple of exciting new festivals.
We Have A Technical 481: Big Peewee
A trio of interviews (which we'd like to think nicely cover the breadth of our coverage here) wraps up with a conversation with Isaac Howlett of Empathy Test. Catching up with Isaac amidst the band's first headlining tour in North America, we were keen to get his thoughts about the band's reach across demographics, the benefits of being a DIY outfit, and leaving your heart permanently on your sleeve.
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!
Two middle age guys coming to grips with that what they like has become a job
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.