The Underground | ART POP

Art pop (also typeset as art-pop or artpop) is a loosely defined style of pop music influenced by pop art’s integration of high and low culture, and which emphasizes the manipulation of signs, style, and gesture over personal expression. [Wiki]

The Underground | NEW DEATH

In a world in which all new genres are popping up every day, as a result of mixing and experimenting, is somehow nice to know that there are still bands that are following the good old way and play some “classic” stuffs. Here is a selection of new death metal bands that give a fresh air of despair and putrefaction….

The Underground | MINIMALISM

Minimalism brought a huge fracture into the panorama of the 80s electronic.

Since the development of the technology after the second World War, brand-new genres of music came out relentlessly. One of this was electronic, that had his highest peak during the ’80, but since the beginning was a cradle the experimentation in music. One for all, Minimalism was born in this context, bringing a huge fracture into the panorama of the time.

Considered more as a concept art than music, Minimalism grew up in the idea of use limited amount of materials in order to create outstanding composition. The songs, long or short tracks mostly voiceless, are an evolving sequence of refined sounds, that proceed linearly towards an inconclusive end.

In this playlist are listed for or the most important artists related to the scene: La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Eliane Radigue and Arvo Pärt. Their sounds contributed to create the basics for one of the least known genre of electronic, ancestor of drone and noise.

The Underground | MARTIAL

The Martial is a sub-genre born at the beginning of the ’90 as one of the post-industrial development. The main goal of this music is to represent the atmosphere of war, that can vary from the Roman Empire legion to the II World War. It is difficult to define a project as martial, considering the numerous influences from classic music and dark folk, however the main theme of the songs is always related to  battles, marches, declarations of devotion for their county or empire. Artists often perform music without lyrics, but is easy to find songs spoken in Italian or German. For this reason, during the years some of these bands were attacked as extreme, professing the return of old regimes as Fascism and Nazism.

The Underground | DOOM JAZZ

Doom jazz or noir jazz is a sort of smooth jazz quite obscure, often associated to noir movies (from the definition) or simply old movies from the ’50. Closer and quite known as one of the derivatives of the jazz, this subgenre did not have a big fortune, especially in the experimental area, however is recognized as one of the charming sound of the last century.

Curious about doom jazz artists? Check out this list on last.fm!