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Erk FM: Extra – Industrial/Looping interviews

Industrial/Looping interviews





Photo – Erk does some karaoke in Japan.

Mainly for convenience, Erk has placed Industrial & Looping artists together. They can be two different beasts.


Industrial music is as the name suggests. Often regarded as a sub-genre of rock or metal, the main industrial artist that Erk has interviewed is Jordan Reyne. She uses samples of industrial type sounds & combines them with playing instruments to re-create what it would sound like in a factory.


Jordan also uses a process called looping, as does Matt Stevens. They record a short sample & use a looping pedal to record and repeat the sample. Jordan loops both vocals and guitar while Matt loops only guitar. 


Some artists can fit into 2 or more categories depending on their methods & style. For instance, I have placed Matt Stevens & Jordan Reyne in both the acoustic & industrial/looping sections of this website.


  • How Wikipedia defines industrial music?: Industrial music is a style of experimental music that draws on transgressive and provocative themes. The term was coined in the mid-1970s with the founding of Industrial Records by the band Throbbing Gristle, and the creation of the slogan “industrial music for industrial people”. In general, the style is harsh and challenging. Allmusic defines industrial as the “most abrasive and aggressive fusion of rock and electronic music”; “initially a blend of avant-garde electronics experiments (tape music, musique concrète, white noise, synthesizers, sequencers, etc.) and punk provocation” Read more
  • How does Erk define industrial music? Sounds like it could have been recorded in a factory
  • Examples of industrial artists Erk has interviewed: Jordan Reyne
  • How Wikipedia defines looping?: In electroacoustic music, a loop is a repeating section of sound material. Short sections of material can be repeated to create ostinato patterns. A loop can be created using a wide range of music technologies including digital samplers, synthesisers, sequencers, drum machines, tape machines, delay units, or they can be programmed using computer music software. Read more
  • How does Erk define looping music? Using a pedal to repeat samples to create a song. Using a pedal to repeat samples to create a song.
  • Examples of looping artists Erk has interviewed: Matt Stevens & Jordan Reyne
  • What you can expect to hear in this section: Interviews with Jordan Reyne & Matt Stevens
  • What you can expect to read in this section: Episode shownotes


Recent Episodes


Erk FM 181 – Matt Stevens interview

by Erk

Welcome to episode 181 of Erk FM, Erk's music podcast featuring a wide range of podsafe & independent music from across the world. This week's episode was recorded in the Pillar of Hercules hotel in London and is an interview with guitarist Matt Stevens.

Erk FM 115 – Jordan Reyne Interview

by Erk

Welcome to episode 115 of Erk FM which is an interview with Jordan Reyne who does not fit into a neat little musical box. Jordan's music is supplied courtesy of Ariel Publicity. Do we have an answer to the question "What is industrial music?" finally? Listen in & find out! We had a lot of Skype problems during this interview!

Erk FM 90 – Matt Stevens interview

by Erk

Welcome to an interview that Erk and Judy (host of Judy's Blast FM on Channel Erk) did with London based guitarist & songwriter Matt Stevens. During the interview, we talk about guitars, performing, UK politics, podcasting and a lot more


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