Die Form - 1

The debut cassette by industrial weirdo Phillipe Fichot, self-released on Bain Total in 1978. Yes, 1978! That puts Die Form in the same era as the first-wave industrial bands like Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, and SPK, though Die Form were more minimal and icy and altogether more French than their peers. Though his themes of S&M and death obsession were present at the beginning, this early tape is more abstract and odd than Die Form's goth/disco of later years. 


Anonymous,  8 December 2013 at 21:54  

Never heard of this stuff before; an astounding tape!

Mrs. Inside 10 December 2013 at 00:07  

I'm glad you like it! Amazing that it's from 1978... when Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, and SPK roamed the Earth. No one thinks of Die Form as first wave industrial, but they were right there.