Neoclassical dark wave

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Neoclassical dark wave is a subgenre of dark wave music that is characterized by an ethereal atmosphere and soprano vocals[citation needed] and by incorporating elements of classical music.[1]


In the middle of the 1980s, the bands Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins and In the Nursery released influential albums which essentially laid the foundations of the neoclassical dark wave genre.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Strother, Eric S. (2019). Sturman, Janet (ed.). The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture. SAGE Publications. ISBN 978-1-50635-338-8.
  2. ^ Vantyghem, Pieter (2019). "The Serpent's Egg". 365 albums die je beluisterd moet hebben (in Dutch). Lannoo Meulenhoff. p. [page needed]. ISBN 978-9-40145-972-3.