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Lab Report

Promotional Photograph of Matt Schultz and Eric Pounder from the Terminal CD
Background information
Origin Chicago, IL
Genres Ambient, Experimental, Dark ambient
Years active 1989-2001
Labels Invisible Records/ Gein
Members
Matt Schultz
Former members
Genesis P Orridge
Lydia Lunch
Chris Connelly
Johnny Polonsky
Dan Burke
Eric Pounder
Chris Blazen
Becky Allen
Tom Slattery
Kerry Simonian
Derek Frederickson

Lab Report was an improvisational, dark ambient, band created by Matt Schultz, Eric Pounder and Chris Blazen in 1989. The experiemental project gained notoriety as one of the earliest dark ambient musical projects stemming from the Industrial music genre. [1]

Contents

History - Invisible Records

The Chicago based, experimental band was signed to Invisible Records in 1990 and released 4 CDs with that label. Most notably was the sculptural, dulcimer instrument known as the A.T.G. or Anti Tank Guitar created by Matt Schultz. [2] Lab Report membership had always been in rotation with special guests including; Genesis P Orridge, Lydia Lunch, Chris Connelly, Johnny Polonsky, Chris Blazen, Becky Allen, Kerry Simonian, Derek Frederickson, Tom Slattery, Dan Burke and more.

History - Gein Records

Matt Schultz went on as the head of Lab Report and released 4 more albums with the Label Gein. The projects music style broadened to covered a wide range and became increasingly multi media. Schultz also composed musical scores for Hollywood horror director, Bernard Rose. The movies include; Ivan's XTC and Snuff-Movie (film).[3] The forward of the two was voted one the 10 best films of 2000 by Roger Ebert [4]

Discography

Albums Released by Invisible Records

  • FIG. X-71 (1991)
  • UNHEALTHY (1993)
  • TERMINAL (1995)
  • EXCISION (1997)

Albums Released by Gein Records

  • ALL YOUR PIECES MAKE ME A WHOLE (1998)
  • -CLASSICAL -ATMOSPHERES (2000)
  • BLUE LADY (2000)
  • 2000 AFTER DEATH - LIVE (2000)

Feature Film Soundtracks

Compilations

  • INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION - FIRST EDITION (1993)
  • INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION - SECOND EDITION (1994)
  • TOTAL DEVOTION (1994)
  • INVISIBLE ROUTE SIX SIX SIX (1995)
  • CAN YOU SEE IT YET? (1995)
  • DRUG TEST ONE AND TWO (1995)
  • DRUG TEST THREE AND FOUR (1997)
  • F•CKING SICK AND MENACING (1997)
  • ULTRASONIK (1998)
  • EYE GRIND DISTURBANCE? (1998)
  • GONE TOO FAR (1999)
  • THE INFORMATION APOCALYPSE COMP (2002)

References

  1. ^ [Thompson, Dave (1994) The Industrial Revolution, LA CA, Cleopatra Pub, pg. 61, ISBN 0-96361-93-0-6.]
  2. ^ New York Times
  3. ^ International Movie Database
  4. ^ Roger Ebert Review

Industrial Revolution

External links

  • [1] Band Site with discography, interviews, links.
  • [2], This is a comprehensive information site for Matt Schultz-related projects.
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