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Goth Music: From Sound to Subculture
 

Goth Music: From Sound to Subculture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By van Elferen, Isabella
By Weinstock, Jeffrey Andrew

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Is goth music a genre, and if so, how does it relate to the goth subculture? The music played at goth club nights and festivals encompasses a broad range of musical substyles, from gloomy Batcave reverberations to neo-medieval bagpipe drones and from the lush vocals of goth metal... to the harsh distortion of goth industrial. Goth Music: From Sound to Subculture argues that within this variegated musical landscape a number of key consistencies exist. Not only do all these goth substyles share a number of musical and textual characteristics, but more importantly these aspects of the music are constitutive of goth social reality. Drawing on their own experiences in the European and American goth scenes, the authors explore the ways in which the sounds of goth inform the scene's listening practices, its fantasies of other worlds, and its re-enchantment of their own world. Goth music, this book asserts, engenders a musical timespace of its own, a musical chronotope that is driven by nostalgic yearning. Goth Music: From Sound to Subculture reorients goth subcultural studies onto music: goth music must be recognized not only as simultaneously diverse and consistent, but also as the glue that holds together goth scenes from all over the world. It all starts with the music.
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ISBN 9780367597412
Released AU 30 Jun 2020
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780367597412
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 30 Jun 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By van Elferen, Isabella
By Weinstock, Jeffrey Andrew
Category Music
Rock & Pop Music
Philosophy
Web Browsers
Number of Pages 162
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Dewey Code 781.64
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text The Arts: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education

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