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The Internet has made it possible for people around the world to bond over music from all times and all places. But it's also make it possible for a few more unusual genres to gain notoriety. Here are 11 that are weird enough to deserve special notice: medieval folk rock incorporates samples of renaissance and baroque music into traditional rock and uses few or no electronic instruments. Genre developed in Western Europe in the 1970s as a subset of progressive rock. Country music is often written off as a vehicle for complaining about failed relationships, lukewarm beer and slow tractors, but horror country takes the genre to new levels. It uses country instrumentation, but discusses darker topics, often things like ghosts, demons or corpses. It is the perfect soundtrack for a horror movie involving ranchers and farming. Math rock is a specific style of indie rock that uses complex time signatures and unusual meters. Math rock first emerged in the 1980s before peaking in the mid - 1990s, say allmusic. Com. Similar uses of nonstandard time signatures and variable meters are now being adapted to pop music. Lowercase is an extreme form of minimalist music that is built around typically unheard ambient sounds. Artists record and remix sounds from crumpled paper, broken lightbulbs and carburetors, among other objects. Artist Steve Roden created the genre in 2001 when he released the album Forms of Paper. Lowercase has been compared to John Cages 433 and videos intended to evoke ASMR. Vaporwave is a musical genre born from 2010 internet meme. Esquire writer Scott Beauchamp calls it a genre defined at least in part by obsession with 80s and 90s consumer culture. Vaporwave music, paradoxically, is marked by both cynicism and nostalgia for capitalist culture. Artists use samples from 1980s and 90s music or commercials to create lengthy, electronic songs reminiscent of smooth jazz or funk. It may be easiest to describe as elevator music for the internet generation. Much like unblack metal, vegan straightedge music emphasizes animal rights and abstinence from drug use and extramarital sex. Music styles differ. Straight edge music was originally found as offset of hardcore punk, but Christian rappers may also fall under the straight edge genre. Unblack metal shares the style of black metal, which tends to use fast drumming, shrieking vocals and complex guitar riffs, but it differs in content. Traditional black metal often incorporates Satanist or Pagan themes and expresses skepticism about organized religion. Unblack metal, on the other hand, promotes Christian beliefs and uses religious lyrics. Germany has had a surprising history with reggae since the late 1970s. First German reggae artists were primarily white, middle - class youths who wanted to create a counterculture for themselves. In the mid - 1990s, genre took off after artist Gentleman began releasing albums. Today, Germany regularly hosts open - air reggae festivals that are well - attended by people throughout Europe. Https: / www. Youtube. Com / watch? V = 62jCEgrmwkI If Captain Jack Sparrow started wearing leather jackets and playing electric guitar, you might end up with something little like pirate metal.

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Unblack Metal

Metal music is like quicksand. If you dont like it, you should avoid it completely. If you enjoy some of it, then before you know it, youre listening to bands whose names you ca pronounce. Just like quicksand, by the time youre do binging, you have sunken to depths and ARE surrounded by the weirdest songs. To emphasise how strange these actually get, throughout article 'll include some fake genres. Try and guess which ones ARE fake. If you get them all right, Dave Mustaine will show up in your dreams and hug you tenderly. Kawaii METAL: second best thing Japanese have given the world, after anime. Kawaii METAL works as a fusion of J - Pop with heavy METAL backing. The original KAWAII METAL band was BABYMETAL. It consists of a group of vocalists singing in Japanese along with a backing band who play some solid heavy METAL. You wouldnt think this is a combination that work, but it does Maybe its contrast between girls ' voices with brash heavy METAL. Maybe it n't It will forever be an enigma. Sludge METAL: This is probably the odd one out in this list. Sludge METAL is slower than most other genres, but it places greater emphasis on much prominent bass. As such, it has a groove that makes songs flow effortlessly. Even solos manage to maintain some of funky vibe. If you want a really mellow METAL experience, check out KYUSS. Black METAL: High amounts of distortion, blast beat drumming ARE some of the common components of this genre. What truly distinguishes BLACK METAL from the rest, however, is how dark the themes ARE. From burning witches at stake to murdering innocents at night, music is quite descriptive at times. It is no wonder why some people dislike it for being anti - Christian. Pirate METAL: Pirates and METAL - match make in heaven. Both METAL and piracy have this inherent arrogance, so it is only normal that they work so well together. Alestorm is a perfect example of this. Their electric guitars work in perfect harmony with accordions and fiddles. The lyrics talk of pillaging, being shipwreck and, of course, rum. If theyre not on the soundtrack of the next Pirates of Caribbean movie, I am going to be very N angry e r y. Robotic METAL: this genre, fortunately, is exactly what it sounds like. Heavily - distort ROBOTIC vocals talk of a dark future ruled by machines, sort of like Terminator coming to life. Heavy guitar riffs ARE often accompanied by techno tunes. Drumming also set insane rhythm. So fast that only robots could match the blistering pace. Wireless Circuitry, one of the best robot METAL bands, also has interesting lyrics that fit the theme. One of my favourite lines would be With glowing eyes I call To thee, This will be the end of humanity.

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Visual Kei

Visual Kei, or Visual Style, is an artistic movement among Japanese musicians that is organised by the use of make - up, elaborate hair styles and flamboyant costumes, often, but not always, coupled with androgynous aesthetics, in the style of David Bowie. It came about in the early 1980's, spearheaded by bands such as DEAD END, X Japan, and Buck Tick, and has Exist in various forms ever since. It is often considered sub - Genre of J - Rock, with its roots in GLAM Rock, Shock Rock, Punk, Heavy Metal, and Kabuki Theater, though its use outside of Japan makes this somewhat outdated definition. As is usual amongst more theatrical musical genres, aesthetics are supposed to be as strong as music in order to complement and enhance it, and although there have been many trends over years, there is no defining sound. In current scene, for instance, most commonly used genres are Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, but there is ALSO horror, Punk, Power Metal, Gothic Metal, Electronic, Pop Rock, Nu - Metal, Industrial, Metalcore and even Death Metal. Even some rare Rap metal and straight - Up Rap can be find. Exactly which genres are used often depends on the time period: in the 80's Rock and GLAM Metal were popular; in the 90's, Heavy Goth influence came in and many bands developed softer or more experimental sound, with use of synth becoming common; and in the early 2000s, Metalcore, Alternative Metal and Pop Punk Have become norm. As of New 10s, Heavy Metal of various subgenres and Hard Rock are experiencing some renewed interest despite most say bands being unsigned or reunions of older HR / HM acts, and electronic music styles are gaining popularity among newer bands and solo artists, while the majority of label signings and promotion and publicity still tend to go to Pop Punk Oshare Kei Artists. Despite the highly feminine appearance of many VK musicians, majority of band members, as with other Rock genres, are male. Visual Kei is often broken down into subgenres, most common being: Angura Kei: characterise by emphasis on traditional Japanese culture, with band members often wearing kimonos, and occasionally Geisha Style makeup. Heavy Metal and Hard Rock are most favoured genres. Example bands of this style would be Kagrra, Wagakki Band, Onmyouza and Heisei Isshin. Miyavi goes through phase As this and still has some elements of it. Kote Kei: arguably the oldest and most established form of VK after genres begin to split off from Visual Shock, it is characterise by incredibly striking clothing and hair. The common theme is to have every member of the band dye their hair a different color. There are two main forms, Black Kote Kei, which is faster, harder and more aggressive, and White Kote Kei, which is more melodious and focuses more on musicianship.

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Danger Music

This obscure genre fuses styles of rock, classical, pop, and baroque to create an orchestral and often melancholic mood. In My Life by Beatles is a famous baroque - meets - pop tune that employs harpsichords, which artists like Lana del Rey would later return to with Video Games and others. Baroque was created in the 1600s and is most prominent in the works of JS Bach and Antonio Vivaldi. Baroque pop in the sixties was able to bridge the gap between rock and psychedelia, claims music journalist Matthew Guerreri. It fell out of fashion when punk became popular in the seventies but never lost the allure of soulful sixties songs. Listen To: Sunday Will Never Be Same by Spanky and Our Gang

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Splittercore/Extratone

Music is more compartmentalized now than ever before. Not only are we well beyond days of merely designating music as good or bad, several subgenres have cropped up in recent years to further hyper - categorize certain sounds. While some of these sub - categories, like indie folk or trip - Hop, seem to have staying power, others should head toward dustbin of history with some luck. This list examines four genres firmly planted in the latter category. These specific music styles naturally have their fans, but they seem so deliberately esoteric, fans may be better off trying to squeeze them into a more reputable genre that's little less embarrassing for artists.

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Pirate Metal

They were all about subgenres, but sometimes they just get weird. Dont believe us? The following are all real ways to categorize different shades of metal. Just try explaining pirate metal to your parents. Cosmic, atmospheric and progressive metal combined with deathcore has given way to this new extraterrestrial genre filled with technicality and brutality. This genre is born from new - school bands building on Black metal with post - rock, post - hardcore and shoegazeas, you can probably tell the name. Pioneer by Black Sabbath, doom metal has since been broken down into several subgenres including: epic doom, stoner doom, sludge doom, funeral doom, Black doom and death doom. Doom metal is traditionally defined as using slower tempos and down - tuned guitars that produce thicker sound with lyrics relating to gloom, death andyou, guess itimpending doom. Swedecore is Scandinavian - style metal played by non - Nordic bands. Typically defined as melodic death metal, it was pioneer in Scandinavia and evolved into melodic metalcore as it became popular and recreated in the United States. This subgenre of folk metal was created in the late 1980s when German heavy metal band Running Wild released the album Under Jolly Roger. Pirate metal blends folk, thrash and speed metal with pirate - theme lyrics. Heavy metal that encompasses latin themes such as Spanish vocals and salsa rhythms. Pioneer in 90s by bands like Sepultura.

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Impossible Music (Black MIDI)

Impossible Music is exactly that: music that humans cannot physically perform unless fifty pianists come together to play fifty different parts of the same song at once. Otherwise, you pretty much need to plug notes into MIDI file and watch them come flying down. The calmest sections of Impossible Song might use a dozen keys at once, which is already barely possible for two hands to pull off. Usually, however, you re using almost the entire keyboard at once, in a super - fast style that even the swiftest of human hands couldn't keep pace with for more than two seconds. Song bad Apple, for example, purports to use 8. 49 million notes, which would be insane enough if the track were two years long. But they somehow stick all that into four and half minutes. After three minutes, sheer number of notes is such that it actually freezes MIDI file. It's quite impressive, as far as musical genres go, but honestly? You d get a more coherent, danceable tune by dropping 25 cats onto your piano and lacing keys with catnip.

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1. lowercase

Mumble rap is a term given to genre that strays from succinct, Chopper rap and spins pronunciation and lyricism on its head by utilizing more rhythmic patterns. Though lyrics in mumble rap are harder to decipher, melodic undertones have been aesthetically appealing to a number of rappers, and most top rap songs employ this style in some way. Popularize by Rich Gangs Lifestyle, song that was also memed by Internet, mumble rap has get flack within the rap world. Regardless, it breaks the bounds of strict rapping and has expanded into microgenres of its own.

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3. Folktronica

As far as genres go, folktronica might be one of the lamest sounding, but it is also pretty descriptive. Uk artist Bibio, who often blends electronic and folk or acoustic music, is a great example of folktronica. Bibios influence on Boards Of Canada manifest in Scottish duo's 2005 album, Campfire Headphase, which is easily one of the best blends of folk with electronic. Other artists might include Alt - J, Animal Collective, Books, and Caribou, though of course, these artists are also playing in other genres. And given that electronic music has existed in popular music since the late 1960s, it is certainly possible that it has merged with folk on many other releases over the last five or six decades.

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5. Vaporwave

Vaporwave isnt just a genre; its approach and attitude just to music, but to popular culture. Vaporwave is often identified with particular sounds and stylingsslowed arown hits and muzak from 80s and 90syet What is also essential to it is the highly self - conscious, critical stance it takes towards its source material. It remodel and repackages it, adding implicit layers of social commentary. Vaporwave artists have been quick to branch out, rising and falling in popularity until another supplants them. What began as an innocent practical joke early in the millennium has grown into a fully fledged genre that is entirely self - aware. And despite proclamations that Vaporwave is dead by artists and critics, it seems that new subgenres, from mallsoft to vaportrap, pop up every day. This is why, in a bid to keep up with vaporwaves expanding universe, have outlined ten of its most pivotal subgenres.

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6. Cloud rap

The West and East Coasts may have been running Hip - Hop in the 90s but, thanks to acts like Outkast, UGK, and Geto Boys, South was quietly establishing itself as a rock - solid third coast during Genres formative years. The city of Memphis, specifically, was experiencing its own private golden Age, with a thriving local underground Tape scene made up of artists who were slowly giving the city its own dark sound. Memphis rappers incorporate healthy helping of horror into their music, spiking their catchy hooks and bass - kicking beats with skeletons and satanic imagery, creating what was arguably the earliest incarnation of what would become trap music. Those days would see the rise of several artists who would change conversation around Memphis Rap, whether national acts like Three 6 Mafia or local legends like DJ Zirk and Tommy Wright III. In 2011, Memphis take on Southern Rap was revived by the younger generation of artists, whose aims expand beyond simple 90s nostalgia. The result was a bracing new sound. $Ap Rocky's Live. Love. {matheq}AP was the first album to reintroduce the classic sound to a mainstream audience; one of that record's producers, Miami's SpaceGhostPurrp, soon formed his own musical clique, Raider Klan, which completely remodeled a classic sound for a new audience. Though their music owed a clear debt to the early sound of Memphis hip-hop, both Raider Klan and A{endmatheq} AP Mob completely rebuilt it, relying on lo - fi production and clever flips of samples from songs like Lock Em in Da Trunk and Crazy Off Da Bud Sack. This new kind of music was quickly dubbed Cloud Rap, and it paved the way for producers like DJ Smokey. Smokey had become a fan of underground Southern Rap in high school, after his buddy Stan made connection through online gaming. He just so happened to meet this guy from Texas, who sold him tons of drugs and shit, Smokey said of his friend. He learn lot about Texas culture through, and then he taught me about it from that guy. This was during a time when Smokey was producing for sheer love of it, gaining a reputation as a beatmaker in high school. His fanbase grew when he moved to college and began uploading his beats to Bandcamp. His two first tapes, Da Smoke Tape and Purple Diamondz, contain early mixes of beats hed made in the past, and provide a glimpse into young producers ' future. Smokeys love of Southern music would evolve, but his college days were cut short after getting caught with a quarter - pound of weed in the first semester of his second year. I couldve get a felony charge, Smokey recalls. I never wouldve been able to go out of my country and shit. After paying nearly $3 000 for a lawyer to defend him in court, Smokey committed himself to making a mixtape that would be his breakout. He had already made connections with artists from Raider Klan, and was supposed to collaborate on a mixtape with member Ethelwulf, but it did n't come to pass. So instead, he kept those beats for himself, and Evil Wayz was born. The album gained popularity for its weird yet nostalgic approach to trap music.

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