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Noise Pop
NOISE POP is a subgenre of alternative /indie rock developed in the mid-1980s in the UK and US that mixes dissonant noise or feedback with the songcraft more often found in pop music . HISTORY _ The Jesus and Mary Chain – "Never Understand" (1985) "Never Understand " was the lead single from their debut album Psychocandy _. ------------------------- _Problems playing this file? See media help ._ Noise pop has been described by AllMusic as "the halfway point between bubblegum and the avant-garde "; the combination of conventional pop songwriting with experimental sounds of white noise, distorted guitars and drones . Accordingly, the style "often has a hazy, narcotic feel, as melodies drift through the swirling guitar textures
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Alternative Rock
ALTERNATIVE ROCK (also called ALTERNATIVE MUSIC, ALT-ROCK or simply ALTERNATIVE) is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music. The term's original meaning was broader, referring to a generation of musicians unified by their collective debt to either the musical style or simply the independent, DIY ethos of punk rock , which in the late 1970s laid the groundwork for alternative music. At times, "alternative" has been used as a catch-all description for music from underground rock artists that receives mainstream recognition, or for any music, whether rock or not, that is seen to be descended from punk rock (including some examples of punk itself, as well as new wave , and post-punk )
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Indie Rock
INDIE ROCK is a genre of alternative rock that originated in the United States and the United Kingdom in the 1980s. Originally used to describe independent record labels , the term became associated with the music they produced and was initially used interchangeably with alternative rock. As grunge and punk revival bands in the US, and then Britpop bands in the UK, broke into the mainstream in the 1990s, it came to be used to identify those acts that retained an outsider and underground perspective. In the 2000s, as a result of changes in the music industry and the growing importance of the Internet, some indie rock acts began to enjoy commercial success, leading to questions about its meaningfulness as a term. Sometimes used interchangeably with "guitar pop rock ", in the mid-1980s, the term "indie " (or "indie pop ") began to be used to describe the music produced on punk and post-punk labels
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Pop Music
POP MUSIC is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States
United States
and United Kingdom
United Kingdom
during the mid-1950s. The terms "popular music" and "pop music" are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many styles. "Pop" and "rock " were roughly synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they became increasingly differentiated from each other. Although pop music is seen as just the singles charts , it is not the sum of all chart music
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Noise Music
NOISE MUSIC is a category of music that is characterised by the expressive use of noise within a musical context . This type of music tends to challenge the distinction that is made in conventional musical practices between musical and non-musical sound. Noise music includes a wide range of musical styles and sound-based creative practices that feature noise as a primary aspect . Some of the music can feature acoustically or electronically generated noise, and both traditional and unconventional musical instruments. It may incorporate live machine sounds, non-musical vocal techniques , physically manipulated audio media, processed sound recordings, field recording , computer-generated noise, stochastic process , and other randomly produced electronic signals such as distortion , feedback , static , hiss and hum. There may also be emphasis on high volume levels and lengthy, continuous pieces
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Drone Music
DRONE MUSIC, DRONE-BASED MUSIC, or simply DRONE, is a minimal music genre that emphasizes the use of sustained or repeated sounds, notes, or tone-clusters – called drones . It is typically characterized by lengthy audio programs with relatively slight harmonic variations throughout each piece. La Monte Young , one of its 1960s originators, defined it in 2000 as "the sustained tone branch of minimalism"
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Bubblegum Pop
BUBBLEGUM POP (also known as BUBBLEGUM MUSIC or simply BUBBLEGUM) is a genre of pop rock music with an upbeat sound contrived and marketed to appeal to pre-teens and teenagers, which may be produced in an assembly-line process, driven by producers and often using unknown singers. Bubblegum's classic period ran from 1967 to 1972. A second wave of bubblegum started two years later and ran until 1977 when disco took over and punk rock emerged. The genre was predominantly a singles phenomenon rather than an album-oriented one. Because many acts were manufactured in the studio using session musicians, a large number of bubblegum songs were by one-hit wonders . Among the best-known acts of bubblegum's golden era are 1910 Fruitgum Company , The Ohio Express and The Archies , an animated group which had the most successful bubblegum song with " Sugar, Sugar ", Billboard Magazine's No. 1 single for 1969
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Avant-garde Music
AVANT-GARDE MUSIC is music that is considered to be at the forefront of experimentation or innovation in its field, with the term "avant-garde " implying a critique of existing aesthetic conventions, rejection of the status quo in favor of unique or original elements, and the idea of deliberately challenging or alienating audiences. CONTENTS * 1 Definitions * 2 Classical and contemporary music * 3 Popular music * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 Further reading DEFINITIONS For more details on this topic, see Avant-garde . Avant-garde music may be distinguished from experimental music by the way it adopts an extreme position within a certain tradition, whereas "experimental music" lies outside tradition. In a historical sense, some musicologists use the term "avant-garde music" for the radical compositions that succeeded the death of Anton Webern
Anton Webern
in 1945
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Electric Guitar
An ELECTRIC GUITAR is a fretted stringed instrument with a neck and body that uses a pickup to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals. The vibration occurs when a guitarist strums , plucks or fingerpicks the strings. It is sensed by a pickup , most commonly by a magnetic pickup that uses the principle of direct electromagnetic induction . The signal generated by an electric guitar is too weak to drive a loudspeaker , so it is plugged into a guitar amplifier before being sent to a loudspeaker, which makes a sound loud enough to hear. The output of an electric guitar is an electric signal, and the signal can easily be altered by electronic circuits to add "color" to the sound or change the sound. Often the signal is modified using effects such as reverb and distortion and "overdrive" , with the growling sound of the latter being a key element of the sound of the electric guitar as it is used in blues and rock music
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Shoegazing
SHOEGAZING (also known as SHOEGAZE) is a subgenre of indie rock , alternative rock , and neo-psychedelia that emerged in the United Kingdom in the late 1980s. The style is typified by the blurring of component musical parts—typically significant guitar distortion , feedback and obscured vocals—into indistinguishable mixtures of sound. The term "shoegazing" was coined by the British music press to ridicule the stage presence of a wave of groups who stood still during live performances in a detached, introspective, non-confrontational state, often with their heads down; the heavy use of effects pedals meant the performers were often looking down at their feet during concerts. The term was often used contemporaneously with "dream pop ". A loose label given to the shoegazing scene and other affiliated bands in London
London
in the early 1990s was The Scene That Celebrates Itself
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Dream Pop
DREAM POP (or DREAMPOP) is a subgenre of alternative rock and neo-psychedelia that developed in the 1980s. The style is typified by a preoccupation with atmosphere and texture as much as melody. CONTENTS * 1 Characteristics * 2 History * 3 List of artists * 4 References CHARACTERISTICS See also: Gothic rock _The AllMusic Guide to Electronica_ defines dream pop as "an atmospheric subgenre of alternative rock that relies on sonic textures as much as melody." Common characteristics are breathy vocals and use of guitar effects, often producing a "wall of noise". Dream pop tends to focus on textures and moods rather than propulsive rock riffs. Lyrics are often introspective or existential in nature. In the view of music critic Simon Reynolds , dream pop "celebrates rapturous and transcendent experiences, often using druggy and mystical imagery"
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Experimental Pop
EXPERIMENTAL POP is pop music that cannot be categorized within traditional musical boundaries or which attempts to push elements of existing popular forms into new areas. It may incorporate experimental techniques such as musique concrète , aleatoric music , or eclecticism into pop contexts. Often, the compositional process involves the use of electronic production effects to manipulate sounds and arrangements, and its settings may combine sound-based work and note-based work, though not always simultaneously. Experimental pop
Experimental pop
music developed concurrently with experimental jazz as a new kind of avant-garde , with many younger musicians embracing the practice of making studio recordings along the fringes of popular music
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Indie Pop
INDIE POP (also typeset as INDIE-POP or INDIEPOP) is a music genre, subculture and counterpart of indie rock that combines guitar pop with DIY ethic in opposition to the style and tone of mainstream pop music . It originated from British post-punk in the late 1970s and subsequently generated a thriving fanzine , label , and club and gig circuit. The style differs from indie rock to the extent that it is more melodic, less abrasive, and relatively angst-free. In later years, the definition of _indie pop_ has bifurcated to also mean bands from unrelated DIY scenes/movements with pop leanings. Subgenres include chamber pop and twee pop
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Noise Rock
NOISE ROCK (sometimes called NOISE PUNK ) is a diverse style of experimental rock that spun off from punk rock in the 1980s. Drawing from no wave , minimalism , industrial music , and New York hardcore , artists indulge in extreme levels of distortion through the use of electric guitars , and less frequently, electronic instrumentation , either to provide percussive sounds or to contribute to the overall arrangement. Some groups are tied to song structures, such as Sonic Youth . Although they are not representative of the entire genre, they helped popularize noise rock among alternative rock audiences by incorporating melodies into their droning textures of sound, which set a template that numerous other groups followed. CONTENTS * 1 Characteristics * 2 History * 3 List of artists * 4 References * 5 Sources CHARACTERISTICSSonic Youth's Thurston Moore explained: "Noise has taken the place of punk rock
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Pop Rock
POP ROCK (also typeset as POP/ROCK ) is rock music with a lighter, smoother approach that is more reminiscent of commercial pop music . Originating in the 1950s as an alternative to rock and roll , early pop rock was influenced by the beat, arrangements, and style of rock and roll (and sometimes doo-wop ), but placed a greater emphasis on professional songwriting and recording craft. It may be viewed as one genre field, rather than two distinct categories. The detractors of pop rock often deride it as a slick, commercial product, less authentic than rock music . CONTENTS * 1 Characteristics and etymology * 2 Debates * 3 See also * 4 References CHARACTERISTICS AND ETYMOLOGY See also: Power pop
Power pop
Further information: Pop music § Etymology Much pop and rock music has been very similar in sound, instrumentation and even lyrical content
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Noise (music)
NOISE MUSIC is a category of music that is characterised by the expressive use of noise within a musical context . This type of music tends to challenge the distinction that is made in conventional musical practices between musical and non-musical sound. Noise
Noise
music includes a wide range of musical styles and sound-based creative practices that feature noise as a primary aspect . Some of the music can feature acoustically or electronically generated noise, and both traditional and unconventional musical instruments. It may incorporate live machine sounds, non-musical vocal techniques , physically manipulated audio media, processed sound recordings, field recording , computer-generated noise, stochastic process , and other randomly produced electronic signals such as distortion , feedback , static , hiss and hum. There may also be emphasis on high volume levels and lengthy, continuous pieces
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