Fred Giannelli

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Fred Giannelli

Fred Giannelli (born 1960 in Lowell, Massachusetts) is an American electronic musician. He began experimenting with electronics[1] in the 1970s as[2] and Turning Shrines.[3] In 1984, Giannelli met Psychic TV's Genesis P. Orridge[4] while the group was in Boston for a gig.[5] This led to Giannelli eventually flying to London to join the band in 1988, arriving just in time for the Acid House craze.[6] He then left Psychic TV[7] for the Plus 8 label, working with Detroit DJ and producer Richie Hawtin as Spawn (band). Continuing under the Plus 8, he formed the Telepathic label[8] for his own industrial/techno recordings as the Acid Didj, Giannelli, Deneuve and Mazdaratti.[9] The 1990s saw him release some of his most popular titles, including 1997's Unpopular Science under the alias of the Kooky Scientist.[10]

Past projects and aliases include Kooky Monster, Acid Didj,[11] The Fink Scientist, Deneuve, The Kranky Old Man,[12] Mazdaratti, PTV, Riding the Coattails, Sickflop,[13] Splerge, Fred vom Jupiter, Fred vs. Fred, Fred Ex, Spawn (with Richie Hawtin and Daniel Bell)[14] and Turning Shrines.


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  2. "Fred Giannelli". Discogs. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  3. "Tuning Shrines | Temple Records". small room reverb. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  4. "Fred Giannelli". Discogs. 
  5. "hey there". In the Mix. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  6. "Fred Giannelli". Dust Science. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  7. "There are a lot of fools in the world".  External link in |publisher= (help)
  8. "Telepathic (Fred Gianneli)".  External link in |publisher= (help)
  9. Bush, John. "Fred Giannelli". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  10. "The Kooky Scientist". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  11. "Artist Biography: Acid Diji". Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  12. "Cranky Scientist, The". Discogs. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  13. "Sickmob". Discogs. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  14. "Detroit Electronic Music Funeral". Retrieved 20 April 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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