Scar Tissue (band)
|Genres||Electro-industrial, Dark electro|
|Labels||21st Circuitry Records|
|Past members||Sean Vowell (a.k.a. Dofino)|
|Ensoniq EPS, ASR-10|
Scar Tissue is a music group that emerged from California's electro-industrial scene in 1990. The band released three CDs on 21st Circuitry Records (distributed by Caroline Records) and appeared on numerous industrial music compilations throughout the 1990s.
Scar Tissue's music has been described as "dark electro" and is generally characterised by dense layers of percussion, ambience, and found sounds. Their live performances were notable for the use of live percussion (rare in the electronic industrial scene), and a DJ & Guitarist who played samples & noises live (including children's toys played through the guitar pickups).
Most of Scar Tissue's live performances were in California, although they toured the United States three times: once as a headliner with opening band Luxt, and twice as the opening band for 16 Volt.
After 1999 the two main Scar Tissue members, Steve Watkins & Phil Caldwell (aka Fill Neutral), continued creating music under the name Form/Alkaline. A variety of Form/Alkaline CDRs were sold over the internet and at live shows, but there were no official releases under this name on any record label. In 2003 they began using the Scar Tissue name again, and since that time the Form/Alkaline material has only been available via requests to the band directly. In April 2008 some of the Form/Alkaline songs were released on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody, Napster and Amie Street as an album called "Form/Alkaline" by the band Scar Tissue.
Steve & Phil continue to write, record and perform individually, together, and with other projects. In October 2008 they released a full-length album of new dark instrumental electronic music called "Potential" which is also a digital-only release. Music is available on iTunes and http://scartissue.bandcamp.com/
Full length releases
- Separator (1996)
- TMOTD (1997)
- Rebuild (1998)
- Form/Alkaline (2003)
- Potential (2008)
- Obscurity (2010)
|Date||Compilation||Song Title||Record Label|
|1991||Torture Tech Overdrive||CDB||If It Moves... / Cleopatra|
|1992||Gargula Mecanica||Barricade||Simbiose Records|
|1993||Rivet Head Culture||Cold (Insight)||If It Moves...|
|1995||Mind / Body Compilation Volume 2 (double CD)||Failure||Atomic Novelties|
|1995||The Best Of Mind / Body (single CD)||Failure||Fifth Colvmn Records|
|1996||21st Circuitry Shox||Stance||21st Circuitry Records|
|1996||IN 13 - Fifth Anniversary Issue||Our Disease||IndustrialnatioN Magazine|
|1997||Dark Techno One / Nine-Nine||Syne (Stability Mix)||Quantum Loop|
|1997||Digital Wings 1||Powerclone||The Cyberden|
|1997||Newer Wave||Destination Unknown (cover)||21st Circuitry Records|
|1997||The Glory of Destruction||Fazemast v1.0 (credited as Alkaline)||Catastrophe Records|
|1998||21st Circuitry Shox 2||Alias||21st Circuitry Records|
|1998||New Violent Breed||Crashtime||COP International|
|1998||Newer Wave 2.0||88 Lines About 44 Women (cover)||21st Circuitry Records|
|1998||Sounds From The Asylum 1||Crashtime||Base Asylum|