Process X reveals the processes behind making objects we rarely think about. Case in point: the spinning brushes found in carwashes and on street sweepers. The Kyoshin Giken Co. makes these brushes by chopping up plastic bristles, setting them into a metal channel, then bending it into a spiral. Then it’s time for a haircut.
Steampunk Interiors handcrafts unique switchplates that turn standard U.S. light switches into hefty machinery controls. They feature steel plates and gears, with available copper or wooden handles. They come in single, double, triple, and quadruple versions, as well as dimmer knobs made from water valves.
Wild Oaks Metal Works handcrafts these unique desk lamps from steel and copper. Their conical shade and articulated base pay homage to the iconic Anglepoise lamp, but with a brawny industrial look. The gears and chains are functional too – turn the crank to adjust its height. They also make an extended-reach version.
The future is a dark place for the Melodicka Bros. The second in their Revolt Saga concept video series transports us to a dystopian future where synthwave and industrial music join forces to fight evil. At the end of the first clip, they acquired the I.R.O.N.M.A.N. suit, and now they’re celebrating their acquisition with a song.
(PG-13: Language) If Trent Reznor was making music during the 1970s, it might have sounded something like this industrial-disco smashup by editor William Maranci, who once again proves that there are no two genres that can’t be combined as Lipps, Inc’s Funkytown and Nine Inch Nails Closer become one.
Aerobics videos were one of the hallmarks of 1980s cheese. And while they might have been incredibly campy when set to Olivia Newton-John music, this video shows how they can be improved upon when the choreography lines up with Rob Zombie’s Dragula. It also works well with Superbeast.
Noisey introduces us to Tristan Shone, the musician behind Author & Punisher. His experience as a mechanical engineer led him to create unique tactile interfaces which he uses to create his distinctively analog industrial sound. There’s a great concert film here.
Trent Reznor and frequent film-score collaborator Atticus Ross teamed up to create this dark, distorted, cinematic, and sonically stellar five-song EP that recalls the greatest industrial sounds of classic Nine Inch Nails, while still sounding completely fresh.