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Skinny Puppy

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (1982 – 1995, 2003 – present)

Skinny Puppy is an influential band, formed in 1982 by core members cEVIN Key (Kevin Crompton) and Nivek Ogre (Ohgr) (Kevin Ogilvie) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Inspired by the groundbreaking music of Chrome, Kraftwerk, Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, Portion Control, The Legendary Pink Dots, and others, Skinny Puppy experimented with electronic recording techniques and methods. the band composed multi-layered music generally using keyboards, synthesizers, found sounds, drum machines, live percussion, tape splices, samplers, and conventional rock music instruments. Whereas many contemporary remixes and re-edits of songs were created in order to make a song more suitable for dancing or different radio formats, Skinny Puppy approached remixing and re-editing as an artistic process of reinterpreting compositions, often using remixes to push their sound into styles of , and . Skinny Puppy’s often informal, improvisational approach to musical composition is indicated by use of the term brap, coined by them and defined as a verb meaning “to get together, hook up electronic instruments, get high, and record”.

Skinny Puppy’s first two proper releases, Bites and Remission, fall somewhere between the found-sound chaos of early Cabaret Voltaire and the abrasive, futuristic synthpop of the Units or Crash Course in Science. While the intense synth programming, abstract rhythms, and surreal samples—all Puppy trademarks—are present here, the albums owe as much to new wave as to industrial.

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  • skinnydrifter

    friendly reminder: Project Pitchfork's latest album 'BLOOD' is fucking awesome and YOU should check it out. Start with Blood-Pressure, Blood-Stained and Blood-Moon.

    27 Sep 8:19pm Reply
  • naghavis

    WHO IS OVER WHO IS ON TOP WHO IS OVER WHO IS ON TOP WHATEVEEEERRRR

    26 Sep 10:43am Reply
  • Taki90

    Too Dark Park just clicked with me,after like 5 listens ! wow i must be retarded for not likin' it upon 1st listen !

    22 Sep 10:08pm Reply
  • AngelOfDARK666x

    <3

    20 Sep 7:19pm Reply
  • BOIA_CHI_MOLLA

    Skinny Puppy, Sofia-Bulgaria! Make it happen fellas. People here are dying to see you live. (including me)

    24 Aug 11:03am Reply
  • geck1

    trash

    5 Aug 2:31pm Reply
  • echouno

    Chinguen a su madre, son la neta 🀄SP🀄

    4 Aug 5:30am Reply
  • wejax

    If they'd just come to Europe..........[2]

    30 Jul 8:50am Reply
  • Konkelo-

    If they'd just come to Europe..........

    27 Jul 10:25pm Reply
  • time-undone

    Just got my tickets for the NYC show! I really love Weapon, can't wait to hear those songs live.

    25 Jul 7:27pm Reply
  • jeff2007

    If they replaced VNV Nation with Front Line Assembly, it would be one of the best lineups of all time. It'll still be cool though. Front 242 is touring as well. 2014 is a good year. [2]

    23 Jul 5:27am Reply
  • cmd-artificial

    This is the VX Gas Attack.

    22 Jul 7:40pm Reply
  • Creuxial

    Holy shit. I can see them twice in the same year? 2014 is a good year.

    22 Jul 12:39am Reply
  • time-undone

    If I can't see them on this tour I might chew my own arms off in frustration and rage.

    21 Jul 9:42pm Reply
  • time-undone

    http://www.metropolis-records.com/tour/?id=185

    21 Jul 9:41pm Reply
  • ketamineface

    Try Mind:TPI next. Its probably your best best if you want something raw like Cleanse and VIVI.

    21 Jul 7:07am Reply
  • TheBlackRaven87

    I can't get into "Rabies", but the other 3 albums I have (VIVIsectVI, Cleanse fold and manipulate and Too Dark Park) are awesome. Don't know where to go from there, but I think it'll be another album from the Goettel era

    20 Jul 7:05pm Reply
  • Neuralblastoma

    wow

    19 Jul 4:40pm Reply
  • gothic_hobbit

    Weapon is a real return to form.

    16 Jul 3:52am Reply
  • AlanVext

    Keeps me alive.

    13 Jul 9:19pm Reply
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