Though I hardly paint Europeans out to be that open minded. After all if they were, they would all be accepting of Americans, and not such snooty cunts. England, you got beat by farmers, you suck. The rest of you, what would you do ever time there was a natural disaster...?
So when I say, what's the the difference between us and them, I speak merely of music. Canada seems to be the only western country that's really broken into electronic music, with break beat, industrial, ambient, and experimental music. The US hasn't done as well.
Velvet Acid Christ has done OK. One of the few American electro-industrial bands to reach Europe, but not so good in later days.
Boyd Rice helped mold the industrial genre. Making noisey industrial tunes in the 70's and onward. He has worked with a few very notable English artists---Death In June, Coil, Current 93---but in more recent times made a lot of not so industrial material about his feelings and beliefs which are somewhat...controversial.
Premature Ejaculation were from LA. Starting in 1980, one of Rozz Williams, many projects, influenced by Throbbing Gristle, and Boyd Rice, and performance artists. They found it nearly impossible to get gigs at one point because of the nature of their shows. At one Ron Athey---the original founding member with Rozz Williams--- ate a recently deceased cat and vomited it up.
Of course there are the newer ebm, dark electro type bands now, but a lot more everything in Europe, and even South America.
I find things are like fads here, they last for a little while then they go away. "You're still listening to that, no one listens to that shit". In Europe people listen to the same music for years and years. techno is a fine example. It's still popular in the UK.
Is it non existent, no. But do people listen to techno like they did in the 90's...HELL NO!
End question what's the difference between the US and the Europeans...they're not more creative...what's the answer though...?
NOTE: I didn't proof read, I had other things to do, forgive me for any typos. sorry