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  • Ambient industrial is a post-industrial music genre that makes use of industrial principles such as noise and shock tactics, but wields these elements with more subtlety. Additionally, ambient industrial often has strong occultist tendencies, with a particular leaning toward Chaos Magick, often giving the music a highly ritualistic flavor. Ambient industrial is one of several directions that post-Industrial music took on after the breakup of Throbbing Gristle in 1981 ended the industrial period proper. Indeed, the last material that TG recorded, at least in the studio, Journey Through a Body and In the Shadow of the Sun, was ambient industrial work and pointed to the direction that several of TG's offshoots would take. Among the many artists who work in this area are Coil, CTI, Lab Report, Lustmord, Hafler Trio, Nocturnal Emissions, Zoviet France, PGR, Akira Yamaoka, Thomas Köner, Controlled Bleeding, Nine Inch Nails, early Techno Animal, Robin Rimbaud, Der Blutharsch, Final and Deutsch Nepal. It is important to note, however, that many of these artists are very eclectic in their output, with much of it falling outside of ambient industrial.

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