Christian Electronic Music: A Short History: An informative blog about the history of Christian electronic music. Christian Electronic Music: A Short History: An informative blog about the history of Christian electronic music. Christian Electronic Music: A Short
History: An informative blog about the history of Christian electronic music. Christian Electronic Music: A Short History: An informative blog about the history of Christian electronic music.
Christian Electronic Music: A Short History: An informative blog about the history of Christian electronic music. Christian Electronic Music: A Short History: An informative blog about the history of
Christian electronic music. Christian Electronic Music: A Short History: An informative blog about the history of Christian electronic music. Christian Electronic Music: A Short History: An
informative blog about the history of Christian electronic music.
This site is a blog. It covers the history of electronic music and the influence that Christianity has had on this development.
I first got into electronic music back in the late 1990s when I discovered trance and techno. At that time I considered myself to be Christian but didn’t go to church on a regular basis so I never heard much about contemporary Christian electronic music.
The first time I heard any Christian electronic music was at a concert by a band called Caedmon’s Call. They were one of the first groups to mix rock with modern worship songs. This was really exciting for me because I had been playing guitar since high school and enjoyed playing both styles of music but had never heard them combined before.
The second time I heard Christian electronic music was at another show by Caedmon’s Call where they played some songs from their album Long Line Of Leavers which included elements such as drum machines and synthesizers mixed with traditional acoustic instruments like guitars, basses, mandolins etc…
This really blew my mind because up until then I had only ever heard either one type or the other being used so when all these different sounds started coming together it felt like they were just throwing everything they could think of at you which made me feel like they were trying too
Christian electronic music is a subgenre of both contemporary Christian music and electronic music, consisting of a stylistically diverse range of artists and styles, all united under the label “Christian electronic music.” The genre is generally defined not by the lyrical content of its songs, but rather by the stylistic elements that are employed. For example, nearly any style of electronic dance music may be labeled “Christian electronic music,” as long as it is made by a Christian artist. Unlike CCM itself however, Christian electronic music is relatively new to the contemporary Christian music scene.
The earliest known Christian electronic music release was at least twenty years after the introduction of non-Christian electronic music. A recording titled “Jesus Christ” was released by Evangelist H.J. Smith in 1963 on the Fontana label. The recording was an attempt at blending synthesized sound with traditional pop arrangements. It was one of the first times that modern musical instruments were used in a religious setting. However, this recording did not include vocals or lyrics and therefore it cannot be classified as a “song.”
Musical pioneers such as Isao Tomita have produced orchestral arrangements of hymns and worship songs since the early 1970s. One such example is found on his 1974 album Snowflakes Are
Christian Electronic Music was founded in the late 1900s by a group of local Christian musicians in Seattle, Washington, who were seeking to create a fusion between popular music genres and Christian rock. The genre has since developed into a large subgenre of Christian music and contemporary worship music.
Christian electronic music has undergone many changes throughout its history. The genre began in the 1970s with the introduction of electronic instruments and synthesizers. In the 1980s and 1990s, Christian electronic music became associated with several pop, rock and contemporary Christian artists such as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Petra, DeGarmo & Key, dc Talk and Jars of Clay.
These artists’ styles were then further developed into various subgenres including dance-pop, synthpop and EDM (electronic dance music). The genre has also spawned several subgenres including house music, trance music, electro house and dubstep.
Christian electronic music is a genre of modern popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. It emerged from the mid-1960s in the U.S., and especially in California, as a form of Christian alternative rock, that was influenced by new wave, punk rock and various types of electronic dance music. It had its highest commercial success in the mid- to late-1980s.Christian pop and Contemporary Christian Music artists such as Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant and Steven Curtis Chapman have also been influential to Christian electronic music.
In the United States, Christian electronic music began during the 1960s as an outgrowth of traditional hymns, spiritual songs and other forms of gospel music performed in churches. In California churches such as Calvary Chapel began incorporating contemporary rock elements into their worship services, including instrumental backing based around electric guitars and drums. These instruments were viewed by church leaders as being more appropriate for use in worship than the more traditional organs, pianos and other instruments previously used. In addition to creating an alternative form of worship music within evangelical churches, this development also saw contemporary Christian music being performed at secular venues such as concerts, clubs and festivals alongside other forms of popular music.[
In the late 60s and throughout the 70s, one of the most popular forms of music in Christian circles was what is known as “Jesus Music.” This style of music was very similar in style to the mainstream music of the time with a simple message of Jesus Christ.
Eventually this movement faded. In fact, many people consider it a failure because most of the major artists from this era either stopped playing Christian music or died horrible deaths. But others believe that it was the first step towards Christian Rock and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM).
The next major movement in Christian Music came in the form of what is known as Contemporary Christian Music (CCM). This movement started in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s and is still going strong today.
This style of music was influenced by both secular and sacred styles of music. It often had a more contemporary sound than Jesus Music, but it also had an obvious message about Jesus Christ.
The most popular artists during this era were Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman. These artists all took inspiration from mainstream pop/rock music and added their own unique spin on things to create a very similar style of music with an obvious Christian message.
As CCM became more popular, some artists began experimenting