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Fred Giannelli

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

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


  1. ^ a b Bush, John. "Fred Giannelli". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Ableton Live and the death of the DJ". Overstated. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Fred Giannelli". Discogs. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Tuning Shrines | Temple Records". small room reverb. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Fred Giannelli". Discogs.
  6. ^ "hey there". In the Mix. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Fred Giannelli". Dust Science. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  8. ^ "There are a lot of fools in the world".
  9. ^ "Telepathic (Fred Gianneli)".
  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.

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