Re-Constriction Records

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Re-Constriction Records
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Founded 1991 (1991)
Status Defunct
Genre Electro-industrial, industrial rock
Country of origin United States
Location California

Re-Constriction Records was a division of Cargo Music basd in California. The label was founded in 1991 and headed by Chase, who was previously the Music Director at KCR, a student radio station on the campus of San Diego State University.

History[edit]

Chase contacted Belgium-based industrial label Kk Records, a division of Cargo Music, to arrange for product servicing for the station which lead to him getting a job with Cargo. While doing promotional work for their Kk label in North America, Chase convinced Cargo Music to allow him to start a new division called Re-Constriction Records.

The first band signed to the label was Diatribe, followed by 16 Volt and The Clay People. All of which helped to define the "Re-Con" sound of heavy guitars over electronics with vocalists who didn’t over process their voices. Chase adhered to this blueprint throughout much of the label's existence.

The top selling release on his label was "Shut Up Kitty", the first domestic Industrial dance Cover song compilation. This would help to inspire other compilations, notably 21st Circuitry's Newer Wave and Newer Wave 2.0 releases. Other unique industrial cover song releases that predated the popularity of this trend included "Operation Beat Box" (covers of Hip Hop songs), "TV Terror - Felching a Dead Horse" (a 2 CD compilation featuring covers of Television theme songs), "CyberPunk Fiction" (A satirical spoof of the Pulp Fiction soundtrack) and "Nod's Tacklebox O' Fun" (assorted pop hits).

Re-Constriction Records folded in 1999 after having released approximately 40 records. While running Re-Constriction, Chase founded, owned and ran a compilation-only label called If It Moves... which featured Torture Tech Overdrive, The Cyberflesh Conspiracy, Rivet Head Culture and Scavengers in the Matrix. The Cyberflesh Conspiracy featured the only song that Stabbing Westward released on CD prior to being signed to a major label, while Rivet Head Culture was notable for popularizing the term "rivet head" (a descriptor for fans of industrial dance music) and featuring a song by Raw Dog, an unreleased side-project by Ogre and Dave Ogilvie of Skinny Puppy.

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