How To Listen to Electronic Music: a blog around electronic music and listening tips
An attempt to write about electronic music, as a fan. I don’t play any instrument. I’m not a musician. I’m just a listener, and this is what I have to say about it.
I listen to experimental, ambient, drone, glitch, electroacoustic, industrial and minimalistic music. That’s what I know about.If you are not familiar with these genres but would like to discover them, if you are already a fan but want to expand your knowledge or simply if you’re looking for new artists to listen to, feel free to browse this blog! You can check the tags or the Archives if you’re looking for something specific. If you have any questions or suggestions, send me an email (email address can be found in the About section).
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Electronic music has come a long way since its beginnings in the late ’50s and early ’60s. From the early experimentation with tape machines and distorted recorded samples to the synthesized sounds of Kraftwerk, electronic music has been at the forefront of musical innovation throughout its history.
In the last ten years alone, electronic music has gone through more changes than it had in its first three decades. New software programs and digital hardware have made it affordable and easy to produce electronic music; this has led to an explosion of new styles, subgenres, and subcultures. Today, electronic music is more accessible and popular than ever before. It is a part of mainstream culture, and its influence can be heard in everything from Top 40 hits to commercials on TV.
Electronic music is not just about technology or sound; it’s about listening. In order for listeners to get the most out of their experience with a piece of music, they need to learn how to listen. This blog will provide some tips for getting started with listening to electronic music, as well as advice for people who are already familiar with this genre but want to expand their knowledge base.
I started this blog to share my passion for electronic music and my discoveries on the topic. My objective is to write the best guide ever to listen to electronic music (and all its subgenres).
How to listen to electronic music
Electronic music is a very interesting genre, but it can be quite daunting at first. There are hundreds of sub-genres, artists and releases out there, and it’s not always obvious where one should begin.
That’s why I have wrote this article, to help all those who wish to start listening to electronic music. You will learn how to get started, what are the most important artists and releases you need to know about, but also how to listen to electronic music.
A very important thing about this genre is that it isn’t as accessible as pop or rock. In order to appreciate it better, you will have to learn how to listen to it. This is why this article will come in handy: you’ll not only get a list of artists and albums you should listen to, but also tips on how you should listen to them.
Electronic music is one of the most diverse musical genres out there. The sheer volume of electronic music can be daunting to newcomers and enthusiasts alike; especially when trying to figure out what’s worth listening to.
Perhaps you’re into house or techno and want to branch out, or maybe you’re already obsessed with experimental music, but want to find your next favorite artist. Either way, this blog will guide you through the world of electronic music and help you stumble upon hidden gems along the way.
A lot of people listen to electronic music, those that i know in my entourage listen to artists such as deadmau5, skrillex, carl cox and other big names. The problem is that they don’t know where to start, or who are the pioneers of this kind of music. So here’s a small list of albums (and videos) to introduce you and show you the history of electronic music.
It’s the end of another year, and once again it’s time to look back at the music that made it special. In 2018 we were treated to new material from several veteran artists, including some long-awaited returns. But it was also a great year for new talent from around the world, with exciting new sounds emerging from every corner of electronic music.
It’s almost impossible to narrow down a year of great music into a single list, but here are 20 releases that we think deserve special mention for their quality and originality. These are albums that we’ve played repeatedly throughout the year, and that still sound fresh today.
1. The Caretaker – Everywhere at the end of time (History always favours the winners)
2. James Holden & The Animal Spirits – The animal spirits (Border Community)
3. Objekt – Cocoon crush (PAN)
4. DJ Healer – Planet lonely (All possible worlds)
5. Yves Tumor – Safe in the hands of love (Warp)
6. Amnesia Scanner – Another life (PAN)
7. Kara-Lis Coverdale & LXV – Sirens (Sacred Phrases)
8. BNJMN/Lee Gamble