An underground chameleon of experimental electronic music and techno.
An experimental producer based in Salem, Fred Giannelli recorded with Psychic TV's acid-house incarnation in the mid-to-late-'80s, but then went on to a series of diverse recordings for several labels. A veteran of music since the late '70s, Giannelli worked with Genesis P. Orridge and the Psychic TV crew for several years, appearing on 1990's Towards the Infinite Beat, later gaining a deal through Wax Trax! for a 1992 LP, Fred. After forming his own Telepathic Recordings label for left-field experimentation with an arsenal of manufactured and altered electronics, Giannelli submerged for several years until recording the atmospheric Telepathic Romance LP for the similarly styled Finnish Sähkö label. Perhaps needing to flex his dancefloor muscles once again, Giannelli signed with Richie Hawtin's Plus-8 imprint with his most famous alias The Kooky Scientist. He also did collaborations with Fred(Cari Lekebusch) and Spawn (with Richie Hawtin and Daniel Bell).A true underground hero of the more experimental side of techno.