Electronic Music and EDM

Is there a difference between Electronica and Electronic music?

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2010-09-20 20:40:25

Electronic music refers to music that emphasizes the use of

electronic musical instruments or electronic music technology as a

central aspect of the sound of the music.

Electronica includes a wide range of contemporary electronic

music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground

listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other

activities; but unlike electronic dance music, it is not

specifically made for dancing.

So, you know how pop has subgenres, like dance pop, bubblegum

pop, piano pop, etc? Electronica is just a subgenre of electronic


As a side note, if you think you would be a fan of

electronica & electronic, see the band Crystal Castles. Can't

stop listening for YEARS ♥ :))

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