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Scar Tissue (band)

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Scar Tissue
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Background information
OriginUnited States
GenresElectro-industrial, Dark electro
Years active1996-Present
Labels21st Circuitry Records
Website[1]
MembersSteve Watkins
Philip Caldwell
DJ Tao
Past membersSean Vowell (a.k.a. Dofino)

Scar Tissue is a music group that emerged from California's electro-industrial scene in 1990. The band released three CDs on 21st Circuitry Records (distributed by Caroline Records) and appeared on numerous industrial music compilations throughout the 1990s.

Scar Tissue's music has been described as "dark electro" and is generally characterised by dense layers of percussion, ambience, and found sounds. Their live performances were notable for the use of live percussion (rare in the electronic industrial scene), and a DJ & Guitarist who played samples & noises live (including children's toys played through the guitar pickups).

Most of Scar Tissue's live performances were in California, although they toured the United States three times: once as a headliner with opening band Luxt, and twice as the opening band for 16 Volt.

After 1999 the two main Scar Tissue members, Steve Watkins & Phil Caldwell (aka Fill Neutral), continued creating music under the name Form/Alkaline. A variety of Form/Alkaline CDRs were sold over the internet and at live shows, but there were no official releases under this name on any record label. In 2003 they began using the Scar Tissue name again, and since that time the Form/Alkaline material has only been available via requests to the band directly. In April 2008 some of the Form/Alkaline songs were released on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody, Napster and Amie Street as an album called "Form/Alkaline" by the band Scar Tissue.

Steve & Phil continue to write, record and perform individually, together, and with other projects. In October 2008 they released a full-length album of new dark instrumental electronic music called "Potential".

Discography[edit | edit source]

Full length releases[edit | edit source]

  • Separator (1996)
  • TMOTD (1997)
  • Rebuild (1998)
  • Form/Alkaline (2003)
  • Potential (2008)
  • Obscurity (2010)

Compilation Appearances[edit | edit source]

Date Compilation Song Title Record Label
1991 Torture Tech Overdrive CDB If It Moves... / Cleopatra
1992 Gargula Mecanica Barricade Simbiose Records
1993 Rivet Head Culture Cold (Insight) If It Moves...
1995 Mind / Body Compilation Volume 2 (double CD) Failure Atomic Novelties
1995 The Best Of Mind / Body (single CD) Failure Fifth Colvmn Records
1996 21st Circuitry Shox Stance 21st Circuitry Records
1996 IN 13 - Fifth Anniversary Issue Our Disease IndustrialnatioN Magazine
1997 Dark Techno One / Nine-Nine Syne (Stability Mix) Quantum Loop
1997 Digital Wings 1 Powerclone The Cyberden
1997 Newer Wave Destination Unknown (cover) 21st Circuitry Records
1997 The Glory of Destruction Fazemast v1.0 (credited as Alkaline) Catastrophe Records
1998 21st Circuitry Shox 2 Alias 21st Circuitry Records
1998 New Violent Breed Crashtime COP International
1998 Newer Wave 2.0 88 Lines About 44 Women (cover) 21st Circuitry Records
1998 Sounds From The Asylum 1 Crashtime Base Asylum

External links[edit | edit source]

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