About Abstinence

About Abstinence

Abstinence is an experimental industrial project founded in 1985 in Belmar, NJ, by Darryl Hell (Operation:Mindwipe, Emergency Broadcast Network) and now based in Brooklyn, NY. Its sound ranges from bombastic to noise, ambient soundtrack to ear bleeding power tool squeals. All in a lush tapestry of video/audio dialog and sound-samples.

Since 1985, Abstinence has created experimental industrial music that follows in the traditions of the Beats, the Dada movement Read more on Last.fm


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