If we’ve ever interacted much on Twitter or Facebook, you know that my personal white whale is an idol project that actually goes full-on industrial — I’m talking the really filthy, heavy, distorted electronic gamut rum between NIN and Ministry and all the way out to Fear Factory. I want this, as it would tie a neat little bow around idol’s ability to genuinely do everything.
This isn’t quite there, but it’s close:
Thanks, Pure Idol Heart!
The potential for industrial is there, but what would you call it? Trip-hop plus idol chorus? Digital idolcore?
Regardless, that’s Intox=Y, or Intoxication (Twitter), a solo project by an idol named Yuki out of Osaka (of course) that’s not really new, per se (going back to 2014!), but I think is coming back from hiatus — it can happen! — with a new single released in a few days and a one-man scheduled for August.
This one is moving into my Notify Me of Everything category. I must have more.
Yuki’s also involved in this duo project, Shizuyuki, that does nice mom alt-rock apparently:
Just, please, continue down a dark path toward samples of heavy machinery in action and songs about violence and pain.