Dark Electronic Music Explained

Dark Electronic Music Explained: A blog about dark electronic music and its varied sub genres.

A blog about dark electronic music and its varied sub genres.

Dark electronic music is a generic term used to describe a broad range of related musical styles, from the darker sounds of ambient, industrial and techno to the more brutal elements of EBM, hard electro, noise and power electronics. The aim of this site is to provide an overview of the scene along with as much detail as possible on its key artists, labels and releases.

The site has been around in various forms since 1998 but I’ve only just got round to redoing it completely (June 2008). It’s still very much a work in progress so bare with me. Hopefully it will be worth it when it’s complete though!

Dark Electronic Music Explained is a blog about dark electronic music and its varied sub genres. On this page you will find articles explaining what dark ambient, darkwave, noise, power electronics, industrial, witch house and other related genres are all about.

This blog was created because there are many people who don’t know anything about this kind of music. Some people dislike it due to the atypical sounds. Others like it but have no idea what it is called or where to find it.

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Dark Electronic Music is a blog about dark electronic music and its varied sub genres.

The term ‘dark’ can be used to describe many different styles of music. It is most widely used in conjunction with the ‘darkwave’ musical genre, which may include gothic rock, deathrock, dark ambient, industrial and noise subgenres.

Dark Electronic Music is a blog that aims to explore the darker aspects of electronic music and also provide an outlet for artists to promote their work. We have a promotion page where artists from around the world can submit their work for consideration. There are some simple rules that need to be adhered to before submitting your work for promotion. Please see our submission guidelines for further details. If you wish to be added to our directory please submit your request via the contact page or send an email to dark@electronicmusic.com

This site is maintained by a passionate fan of all things dark and electronic music related. If you wish to get in touch please use the contact page or email us at: dark@electronicmusic.com

This is a blog about dark electronic music and the various subgenres of it. Dark electronic music has always been a passion of mine since I was introduced to the genre by some friends in my teens. At first I didn’t really appreciate what I was hearing and just thought it was weird noise but as time went on, I understood it better and began to appreciate it more.

I started this blog as an outlet to share my love for dark electronics with other people who enjoy this kind of music too (or might even be curious about it). This blog is meant to be a place where you can learn more about dark electronics, get recommendations on artists/albums/etc… or even find new music that you haven’t heard before! If nothing else, I hope that this blog will introduce someone out there to this genre and give them an appreciation for what they’ve never heard before!

Dark Electronic Music is a broad term to cover a wide range of modern electronic music that has a darker and more intense sound; or in other words it’s electronic music that is darker than the average electronic song.

This includes darker sub-genres such as Aggrotech, Darkwave, Darkstep, Electro Industrial, EBM (Electronic Body Music), Gothic Dubstep, Gothic Electro, Hellectro, Harsh EBM (Harsh Electronic Body Music) and Horrorcore.

But Dark Electronic Music also includes artists who do not belong in any of the sub-genres above but are still considered “darker” than most other electronic music. Artists such as: Aborym, Bloodflowerz, Deine Lakaien, Diary of Dreams, Endanger, Eisenfunk, Faderhead, Frozen Plasma and many others.

The music featured on this blog is usually either darkwave or futurepop but there will be exceptions so don’t get surprised if something else pops up on here every once in a while.

The first thing you notice about dark electronic music is the atmosphere it creates. It can be very cold and mechanical or warm and haunting. It has no rules, it can be as cold as hell or as warm as heaven. It has been a popular genre for decades now and still remains one of the most interesting genres to listen to.

The second thing you notice about dark electronic music is the layers used in songs. There are often many layers of sounds which create a very deep sound. A good example of this is Dark Ambient music. This is music that uses many layers of sound and can create a very deep and atmospheric sound. A lot of dark ambient artists use a lot of reverb in their music to create this effect. Examples of dark ambient artists are Lustmord and Christopher Bissonnette.

A good example of a song that uses a lot of layers is “A Warm Place” by Nine Inch Nails. This song has layers upon layers upon layers of sounds which create a very dynamic sound and makes you feel like you are submerged in water.

The third thing you notice about dark electronic music is the heavy beats that are used in a lot of songs. These heavy beats can be very loud and can make your whole body vibrate!

I started this blog to share my love for electronic music, especially the darker genre’s like EBM, Darkwave, Industrial and the likes.

This blog is about the artists but also about the music itself.

I will be posting reviews of albums and bands as well as news about upcoming releases and concerts/festivals. I will also be posting playlists of songs that I really enjoy.

This is a blog written by a fan for other fans. I hope you like it!

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