Hypnagogic pop is a style of music and related media that explores elements of cultural The term was coined by journalist David Keenan in an August issue of The Wire to label the developing trend, which he characterized as “pop. In an August piece for the The Wire, journalist David Keenan coined the term “hypnagogic pop” to refer to a developing trend of s lo-fi and post-noise . Hence, the trend of “hypnagogic pop,” a term coined last year by The Wire’s David Keenan to refer to music reflecting a memory of a memory.

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Real Estate, which has been compared to Yo La Tengo and The Feelies, is the band you formed in your freshman year of college, when you didn’t worry about anything other than attending a class with other undecideds.

Topics Electronic music New band of the week. Retrieved 4 July That makes sense — moving back home after college and being surrounded by friends, not knowing any better what we were going hypnqgogic do than we did davod in high school.

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Notify me of new posts via email. New weird america was keenan and also not half as obnoxious as hypnagogic pop. I think there is something in this. Keenaan Beatles Madonna Elvis Presley. Follow us on Twitter! I was wondering why this term had suddenly appeared on Twitter. Like Washed Out et al, his music’s inchoate and etiolated, and crackles, hiss and all pol of degraded sound are left in the mix as though to enhance the idea of this distant, half-remembered, half-heard, did-I-dream-that?

And it’s a thin blurry line between Ambient and New Age at the best of times. In an August piece for the The Wirejournalist David Keenan coined the term “hypnagogic pop” to refer to a developing trend of s lo-fi oop post- noise music in which varied artists such as The Skaters, James FerraroSpencer Clark, Zola JesusAriel PinkOneohtrix Point Neverand Pocahaunted began to engage with elements of cultural nostalgia, childhood memory, and outdated recording technology.


Windham Hill-type music was really big in America in the Eighties and doubtless a lot of these noiseniks had parents who played it. The all-female Tokyo power trio’s monolithic motorik is gaining them a worldwide following. Obscure Davod Genres Explained”. The particular sound of h-pop is heavily influenced by the decade in which many of these artists were watching Saturday cartoons and drowning themselves in the synth-driven scores of early video games: Email Lop never made public.

But “half-baked” isn’t necessarily a pejorative. Simon Reynolds described hypnagogic pop as a “21st-century update of psychedelia” in which “lost innocence has been contaminated by pop culture” and hyper-reality.

On Monday, we interviewed legendary rock scribe Nick Kent, a man so “elegantly wasted” — a phrase that he invented in the s — they may as well draft in Russell Brand for the movie version of the former NME freelance’s soon-to-be-published memoirs, Apathy for the Devil.

I bet some of the folk felt pretty lumped in, if only by the law of averages Please either login hereor if you are not registered, you may register here. Every genre is ‘questionable’.

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Creating a such-and-such that seemed to exist but never did is always a good plan to me. You are commenting using your Facebook account. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But really, I don’t get the claim that Skaters music has the same effect on the listener as Emeralds.

Worst “genre” created by a journalist part : ‘Hypnagogic Pop’ by David Keenan.

In an August piece for The Wirejournalist David Keenan coined “hypnagogic pop” [3] while inspired by a comment made by James Ferraro. Retrieved December 8, With the erosion of decade barriers between styles of the past and present, we have entered into a hyper-reality of musical freedom, where the lines between the reality of decades past and our modern reinterpretation of it become almost meaningless.


Occupying the ethereal space between the past and present, Ariel Pink especially seems to hypnafogic on borrowed elements from his childhood in the eighties to articulate a sense of overwhelming nostalgia felt by the present. But there’s a kind of aesthetic logic to the interest davkd New Age too. I was only asking to make another computer brand joke, tbh. I had vaguely considered hypnagogia wrt, say, Stars of the Lid, Windy and Carl, maybe Landing or Grouper though yep, Emeralds works tooand had some never-to-be-realised delusions of a tape label called something hypnagogic, so I don’t know whether to be pleased or disappointed if this is now a Thing.

Can you explain this term to me?

The last time i got this annoyed davis the wire was when they used Vladislav Delay instead of Luomo which I figured is because Luomo is a more famous handle. Skipping messages at this point Aren’t all genres created by journalists, after a fashion?

Sure enough, Pink soon pops up as a reference point and an ally of a few of these musicians. Thing is, here at theguardian. British visionary jazz playlist Tracks: Hypnagogic pop or h-pophypnagpgic, is a subgenre with loose boundaries, as it deals more so with the aesthetic similarities of artists prone to lo-fi productions, a clear dependence on the past, and DIY techniques of distribution.

I do have one of James Ferraro’s tapes he did as Lamborghini Crystal and I guess the whole aesthetic of that project is like taking old corny 80s synth-rock and straight-to-VHS movie soundtracks as the basis, then makng them all twisted and confusing and sounding like it’s been passed down to an nth-generation cassette

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