Flashcards in Electronica in the House Deck (14):
What were some characteristics of electronica music?
-Dehumanizing elements formerly associated to disco that were emphasized more and more as dance music progressed throughout the 80's.
-Rhythmic patterns and synthesizer sounds were layered with occasional chanted vocals incorporated into tracks.
Some DJ's and producers sought out futuristic elements of the music in the style of European groups such as ___.
What is Techno?
A genre that developed out of the seeking out of futuristic elements of the music in the style of European groups.
What is House?
A genre that maintains more commonalities with disco than techno.
What is the difference between techno and house?
Techno has a faster tempo and emphasis on incorporating elements of noise.
___ became an umbrella term for all electronic dance music.
Numerous branches and subtypes of techno began to emerge. Hardcore emerged in the 1990's in conjunction with the underground ___ scene.
What are some characteristics of hardcore techno?
-Industrial strength beats.
-Syncopated beat patterns layered over the typical 4 beat group patterns.
-Use of breakbeats from hip hop DJ's.
What are some characteristics of ambient techno?
-Soft, spacier sounds.
-Inspired by futuristic percussionless music.
What genre developed out of hardcore techno?
Jungle (Drum N' Bass).
What are some characteristics of Jungle?
-Fast tempo (160 vs. 125).
-Sampled from dance-hall and reggae beats, often electronically scrambling them and altering the character of the sound electronically.
Where did Jungle originate?
Black British community.
Jungle was viewed in a similar way as ___ ___.