Ethereal Wave – An Insight

GothEthereal wave, in US is known as Ethereal Goth while in Europe is well liked as Ethereal Dark ware. It is an explicit expression that portrays Dark Wave music’s subgenre in the wide rock music world. As the consequence of gothic rock it was developed in 1983. Bands like Dead can Dance and Cocteau chiefly represented Ethereal commendably.

Characteristic of this type of music is use of the atmospheric guitar soundscapes, counting sound effects such as delay and echo. A second characteristic feature is the utilization of high register female vocals and breathy males frequently by hard-to-decipher poetic content. The background music can either be soundscape or electronic oriented. At present it is a small dissection of music and the public who is fond of this kind of music are called Goths.

There are some overlaps between shoegazing, Ethernal Wave and dream pop, comprising many artists which are intensely influenced by Dead Can Dance, This Mortal Coil, 4ad bands plus Siouxsie and the Banshees and All About eve.

It is robustly linked with Projekt label. Some extra labels featuring some leading lights of this movement are Yvy Records, Tess Records and Middle Pillar.
Some Notable artists

  • Autumn
  • Aenima
  • Autumn’ Grey Solace
  • Area
  • Dark orange
  • Black Tape for a Blue Girls
  • Dead Can Dance
  • Cocteau Twins
  • Lisa Gerrard
  • Faith and Disease
  • Loveliescrushing
  • Groupe Obscur
  • Love Spirals Downwards
  • Mors syphiclitica
  • Sigur Ros
  • Lycia
  • Siddal
  • Stare
  • Ostia
  • Soul Whirling Somewhere
  • This Mortal Coil
  • Tearwave
  • Trance to the Sun
  • This Ascension

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