This article originally posted to theclevelandsound.com on October 27th, 2012.
Over the years it has been very easy for the mainstream music press to dismiss the dark electronic music scene. The genre itself continually seeks to incorporate elements from the fringes of societal norms, almost daring the unwary clubhopper to offense at the appropriation of the more aesthetic elements of gutter punk, fetishism, and rave culture. Once a style on the march, the brief beachhead established by a handful of bands in the late 90’s was soon diluted and washed back into the underground by a torrent of pantomime acts and the corporatization of what had hitherto been a fringe fashion movement.
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