Abstinence (band)

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Abstinence
OriginBelmar, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresIndustrial, noise, performance art
Years active1985–present
Labelss6k Media, Furnace Records, Silent Records
MembersDarryl Hell
John Bechdel
Deftly-D

Abstinence is an American experimental industrial music project founded in 1985 in Belmar, New Jersey, and now based in Brooklyn, New York. Their sound ranges from bombastic to noise, ambient soundtrack to industrial music and uses video/audio dialog and sound samples.

Discography[edit]

Full length albums and EPs[edit]

  • Revolt of the Cyberchrist (1994, Furnace Records/Silent Records) – #18 CMJ RPM Charts[1]
  • Theorem (1995, Furnace/Silent)
  • The Path of Maximum Resistance (2005, s6k media)
  • Delusions of Architecture (2014, Furnace Records/Voidstar Productions) [2][3][4]

Singles[edit]

  • Frigid 12" EP (1994, Furnace/Silent)

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • Hellscape (1995, Furnace/Silent) includes the songs "Interference" and "Screaming Into the Void VSmix: (Virtually Silent Mix)"
  • New Industries (1995, Dynamica RecordsGermany) includes the song "Frigid Changes"
  • Hellscape 2 (1995, Furnace/Silent) includes the song "Fractured/Assassinate the Beat"
  • Operation:Beatbox (1996, Reconstriction Records/Cargo Records) includes the song "Two-Three-Break"
  • Ikebana: Merzbow's Amlux Rebuilt, Reused And Recycled (2003, Important Records) includes the song "Freq"
  • The Unreasonable: Voidstar Productions XXV Year Anniversary Compilation (2015, Voidstar Productions) includes the song "Multiple Beat Revolt (MSTREdit)" [5][6]

Filmography[edit]

  • Backyard Glances soundtrack Alva Skateboards (1987) includes the song "Level 7"
  • Multiple Cross Wounds unreleased video (1991)

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Darryl Hell (1985–present)
  • John Bechdel (1993–1996, 2004–present)
  • Deftly-D (2004–present)
  • Brian 'Beat' Senders (2009–present)

Past members[edit]

  • Steve Herring
  • Bill Kuegler
  • Mike Roberts
  • Eloise Mourning
  • Paul Raven
  • J. Burns
  • Jerry Franklin
  • Bill Latshaw
  • Tommy Latshaw
  • Tommy Walling
  • Mark Yard
  • Mike Scrivani
  • Greg Hunt
  • Terry Hughes

Related bands[edit]

  • Operation Mindwipe
  • Rock'it Society
  • Patient 4311
  • Nau-Zee-auN
  • Zero Times Infinity
  • Terrorfakt
  • Mon -O- Taur[7]
  • Machine Age Madness[8][9]
  • MMOS[10]
  • Digital Disturbance[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haslett, Tim (July 3, 1995). "RPM" (PDF). CMJ New Music Report. Great Neck, NY: College Media, Inc. 43 (434): 22. ISSN 0890-0795. Retrieved November 27, 2021.
  2. ^ "Delusions Of Architecture, by Abstinence". Abstinence.
  3. ^ "Merch from Abstinence". Abstinence.
  4. ^ "Abstinence". www.facebook.com.
  5. ^ "The Unreasonable: Voidstar Productions XXV Year Anniversary Compilation – Ltd Extended USB edition from Voidstar Productions". Voidstar Productions.
  6. ^ "The Unreasonable: Voidstar Productions XXV Year Anniversary Compilation, by Voidstar Productions". Voidstar Productions.
  7. ^ "Mon taur -ConunDrum, by Mon taur". Component Recordings.
  8. ^ "Sektor 6 Kommunikations: Machine Age Madness".
  9. ^ Machine Age Madness - Movement #1. YouTube. Archived from the original on December 8, 2021.
  10. ^ Media, s6k (May 10, 2014). "M.M.O.S. - Total Dark City: Noise From The Ward" – via Vimeo.
  11. ^ "Sektor 6 Kommunikations: Digital Disturbance".

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