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Brazilian Darkwave Outfit Individual Industry Release 30th Anniversary Edition of Their Debut Album “Templum Probus”

In the late 1980s, São Paulo’s Individual Industry quickly carved a niche for themselves within the Brazilian electronic and wave scene. Formed by Alexandre Twin and Maurizio Bonito, the group skillfully fuses synth-pop, dark wave, and post-punk elements. Known for their rich use of synthesizers and complex melodies, the band’s music delves deep into personal and emotional landscapes through introspective lyrics. Over the decades, Individual Industry has released a series of impactful albums, securing their status as stalwarts of Brazil’s alternative music community while also earning international acclaim.

Between July 1992 and February 1993, Individual Industry was in the studio recording their debut album, Templum Probus, which was released in July 1993 and produced by Apollo IX. Initially launched in Brazil, the album was subsequently licensed in Germany by Subtronic and distributed across Europe by SPV. Templum Probus received critical acclaim, garnering attention from major Brazilian media outlets, as well as international publications.

Over time, the album became a masterpiece and a classic of the Brazilian alternative scene. Its sound—a blend of ethereal vocals and electronic punch—defied genre classification. The track Eyes eventually became a cult classic in electronic music and was released as a 12” in Europe and the UK.

Originally released exclusively on CD in 1993, Templum Probus was not available in any digital or alternative formats—until now. Wave Records is celebrating the 30th anniversary of this masterpiece by reissuing it in three distinct formats: tape, CD, and a limited edition vinyl.

Watch LEXX GRAVE’s newly released video for Eyes below:

And the video for Paradise here:

Each format of Individual Industry’s Templum Probus offers unique tracks: the vinyl edition includes two unreleased radio versions: a cover of Pink Industry’s What I Wouldn’t Give and Paradise.

The CD edition is presented in a six-panel digipack and includes six bonus tracks, featuring demo versions, with a global limitation of 150 copies.

The tape edition, exceptionally limited to just 50 copies worldwide, features five unique bonus and unreleased tracks distinct from the CD edition.

You can also stream the album below and order here:

Alice Teeple

Alice Teeple is a photographer, multidisciplinary artist, and writer. She is not in Tin Machine.

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