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General name for works of J.G. Thirlwell (aka Clint Ruin, Manorexia, Steroid Maximus & others) - commonly, if simplistically - described as . Many name variations have been used during his four-decade spanning career, beginning with the first proper album Deaf in ‘81, using the name You’ve Got Foetus on Your Breath. Since the mid-’90s, ‘main project’ releases (excl. projects like Manorexia), have simply used the name Foetus. Other name variations used at some point in time or another include Foetus Art Terrorism / F.A.T., Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel, The Foetus All-Nude Revue, Foetus Eruptus, Foetus Uber Frisco / Foetus Over Frisco, Foetus Under Glass, Phillip And His Foetus Vibrations, Foetus Corruptus, Foetus Interruptus, Foetus in Excelsis Corruptus Deluxe, Foetus Inc. & The Foetus Symphony Orchestra.

Frenetically creative, and playing only by his own rules, Thirlwell has never stopped experimenting and evolving his sound. While his music is most often outside of any genre, it is most frequently described as Industrial or No-Wave. His earlier music is usually quite harsh and distorted, although since Love, his music has become increasingly orchestral and symphonic, sometime sounding like a full orchestra, but is actually only J.G Thirlwell himself, though sometimes assisted by guest musicians on select tracks. His latest album, Hide, goes even further in this direction than Love did, beginning with an operatic piece sung by Abigail Fischer.

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