In the early 1990
's the semi-professional musicians
of South East Pennsylvania classified
one of the music trend
s that came out of the Counter-Sub-Culture
s of the previous decade
It surrounded the central theme of Industrial Music.
What is amazing is the fact that some of the definitions still exist today:
Industrial Music is characterized by the presence of Synthesized Drum. Nothing else can be synthesized by a computer. Just the drums.
Pre-Industrial Music is characterized by the presence of synthesized instruments, but live drums. The Drums cannot be synthetic.
Post-Industrial Music is characterized by the presence of both synthesized drums, and any instruments and/or vocals. However, there still needs to be some live element to the performance.
Techno Music is characterized by the complete presence of synthetic musicians. In this model, Techno is the complete absence of live musicians and the complete monopoly of computerized musicians.