Neoclassical dark wave
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|Neoclassical dark wave|
|Cultural origins||Mid-1980s, Europe|
|Derivative forms||Martial industrial|
In the middle of the 1980s, the bands Dead Can Dance and In the Nursery released influential albums which essentially laid the foundations of the Neoclassical dark wave genre. In 1985 Dead Can Dance released Spleen and Ideal, which initiated the band's 'medieval European sound.'[importance of example(s)?] In 1987 In the Nursery released Stormhorse, which exhibited a symphonic/post-industrial sound lending itself to 'being envisioned as backing music for a dramatic epic.'[importance of example(s)?]
- Strother, Eric S. (2019). Sturman, Janet (ed.). The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture. SAGE Publications. ISBN 978-1-50635-338-8.
- Vantyghem, Pieter (2019). "The Serpent's Egg". 365 albums die je beluisterd moet hebben (in Dutch). Lannoo Meulenhoff. ISBN 978-9-40145-972-3.
- Raggett, Ned. "Review of Spleen and Ideal". allMusic Guide. Retrieved June 26, 2008.
- Raggett, Ned. "Review of Stormhorse". allMusic Guide. Retrieved June 26, 2008.