Here is a Krautrock-Industrial Family Tree from Audion Magazine Issue #32, which devotes a lot of time to such things. Over on their internet web page site they sell back issues and photocopies of out of print issues and you can subscribe which you should.
Radio documentary about Robert Wyatt
“Alternative” or “experimental R&B” is a term that needs to die, and that’s why I cheered when I read these words from Twigs. It’s not a genre, but more like a door to condescension. By adding the prefix, it sidelines R&B itself by implying it’s not experimental, boundary-pushing or intellectual. It throws side-eye at the genre, while at the same time claiming to have discovered something worthy within it. To call someone “alternative R&B” is pretty much the ultimate musical negging: it feels like it’s not so far away from saying, “This is innovative… for R&B.” It allows curious outsiders to have their say while still maintaining a spectre of segregation. It keeps R&B perpetually in another room.
- witch house, moon powered
- vaporwave, steam powered
- space rock, solar powered
- ambient, wind powered
- psychedelic trance, mind powered
- drum and bass, are the bass farm raised or wild caught?
- acid house, too many chemicals
- industrial, very heavy carbon footprint