Formed out of the ashes of y Front in late 1980, the XX Committee were Chris Scarpino, who would later retire from music, and Scott Foust, later of Idea Fire Company, Swill Radio, etc. The goal of the XX Committee was to remove all rock elements from industrial music. It took industrial at it's word, recording pieces that sounded like industrial processes, meant as a critique of consumer capitalism. 'Network' is pristine and minimal, the joy of Dionysian excess removed. The 'Network' LP was recorded between 1981-'83 and originally released on the Thermidor Records label out of San Francisco.