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Ambient Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction Ambient music, alongside related forms such as chill out, muzak and easy listening, occupies a generous quantity of real estate in the few record stores that still exist in the twenty-first century. It fulfils a very...

Electronic Body Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Electronic body music (EBM) is a minimalistic and militantly technological genre that emerged in the post-punk era in Belgium and other European countries. Initially coming to prominence in the early 1980s, the Belgian group Front 242...

Kraftwerk

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...Members of the German group Kraftwerk emerged from the Krautrock idiom to become important innovators and pioneers in popular electronic music. Kraftwerk was formed in 1970 in Düsseldorf by Florian Schneider and Ralf Hütter after Schneider...

Electro in Europe

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Electro is a generic term applied to differing forms of electronic dance music from the early 1980s to the present day. The term’s usage has tended to shift over time, being employed differentially across separate locations, and has become...

Krautrock

Peter Wicke

Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term Krautrock began to be used around the year 1970 following the success in Britain and the USA of German electronic rock bands such as Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel and Amon Düül. The name derives from the expression for rock music...

Eurodisco

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Eurodisco is a European variant of disco, which itself developed in the United States in the early 1970s, initially in the gay and African-American communities, incorporating musical elements from R&B, funk, soul and salsa. Disco first...

Avant-pop

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In the broad field of popular music since the 1960s there have been a number of musical artists who have breached the boundaries between art music and popular music. These are musicians who locate themselves creatively in a liminal space...

Synthpop

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Synthpop is a collective, meta-generic term that emerged in the 1979–82 period and is now used historically to identify an eclectic range of bands and artists who foregrounded synthesizers in a pop and rock context in innovative ways....