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  Futurepop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Futurepop is a recently-emerging electronic dance music genre, an outgrowth of electronic body music incorporating influences from synth pop (such as song structure and vocal style) and trance (uplifting, grandiose and arpeggiated synthesizer melodies).
In recent years the basic futurepop concept has been expanded upon in various ways, with bands like Pride and Fall, mind.in.a.box and Rotersand pushing the trance aspect of the genre, while others such as XPQ-21 have incorporated further influences from industrial and synthpop to create their own brand of futurepop music.
Futurepop music is popular in the cyber, goth and general alternative electronic scenes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Futurepop   (255 words)

Futurepop is a recently-emerging musical genre growing primarily out of synthpop and EBM.
The classification of bands as futurepop is rather unclear, with some adopting the new term and others shunning it.
Apoptygma Berzerk is often considered the first futurepop band, and especially in their later albums, they can be said to epitomize the genre.
www.fastload.org /fu/Futurepop.html   (187 words)

 Sorted magAZine: Sordid reviews
The beats are off kilter and not the usual futurepop fare, but then the vocals come in and...
A bad decision was made, though, in the choice of opening track, nebula-h's 'h (single h)' isn't a bad dancey futurepop track, but it pales in comparison with the massive 'twilight zone', which follows it.
Newbies Conspiracy's debut single is a pretty good slice of futurepop, with down and dirty sleazy vocals and more than a hint of electroclash about it.
www.sortedmagazine.com /Sordid.php3?nID=449   (1541 words)

 Questions Reguarding Futurepop
Futurepop is all over the place and in my opinion someone should do something about it.
The problem is that futurepop is not a style, it has become a trend, a fashionable trend.
Yes a lot of futurepop bands sound alike, but in my opinion, many of them have their own special sound...
www.side-line.com /forum/threads.php?id=2743_0_20_0_C   (5094 words)

 Painbastard: Skin On Fire - Release Music Magazine review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alex P has created an interesting blend of body and futurepop, providing the music with an individual touch.
It might be because Alex P has broadened the musical pallet and dares to mix old body-beats with futurepop tunes.
It is one of the most poppy songs on the album, but I really like the rhythms that Alex has combined with typical futurepop tunes and his seductive voice.
www.releasemagazine.net /Onrecord/orpainbastardsof.htm   (247 words)

 Nilaihah Records - NamNamBulu Reviews
This is the crowning glory, the invigoration of the coming of something old and something new surely to join such acts as Covenant and VNV Nation as the heads of their field.
EBM has a lot of its origins in synthpop, hence VNV Nation's Ronan Harris coining the term "futurepop." A lot of bands remain true to the slightly poppy side of EBM, showing their respect to the now floundering genre of synthpop.
The real treat of the album is the packet of new songs, some of which are intelligently built synthetic pop, while some seem to struggle with an unnecessary futurepop complex, pulling focus away from the initial song strength and replacing it with long instrumental club parts.
www.nilaihah.com /nnb-reviews.htm   (5219 words)

 Futurepopsucks - The Music Portal for all your Music loves and hate.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Futurepop was the name given to the new breed of "Industrial acts" that appeared in the late 1990's that combined EBM with trance and synthpop in the most horrendous way possible.
We are talking about VNV Nation, Apoptygma Berzerk and Icon Of Coil as well as the hoardes of second and third generation chances who ever plugged in an Access Virus.
Simple four to the floor beat that sounds like it has been directly lifted from a 2 Unlimited song.
www.futurepopsucks.co.uk /faq.htm   (290 words)

 How To Become A Future Pop Band
Personally, i have met most of the so-called futurepop rock stars that you mentioned, and all of them have been really cool people.
Futurepop has not started playing in McDonalds commercials yet, so it hasn't reached it's intended potential.
To the DJ it was just a mash up of 80s pop like the Eurythmics, electro, house and hard dance, but I swear you could play it next to VNV or 242 in a club and no-one would bat any eyelid (except the I-only-like-what-I-know crowd).
www.side-line.com /forum/threads.php?id=1420_0_20_0_C   (11421 words)

 Sorted magAZine: Various Artists - DAC empfehlen: Advanced Electronics
Cashing in on the popularity of the futurepop scene, which mixes elements of classic '80s EBM, synthpop, trance and techno, this double CD set has two of the scene's leaders at the helm of each disc.
Slightly lesser lights from the futurepop scene are here too, Assemblage 23, Icon of Coil, Neuroticfish and the Crüxshadows, who unveil the new dancier sound of their upcoming "Wishfire" with an Apop mix of 'Tears', along with more obscure names like OOMPH!, Slam and Second Decay.
Thankfully, futurepop is as close to the overblown German trance scene as this get, more mainstream sounds are represented by the classy Kosheen, while the nu-electro scene is represented by Felix da Housecat with the bass-thumping original mix of 'Silver screen (Shower scene)', I-F's seminal 'Space Invaders are smoking grass' and Tomcraft's funky 'Overdose'.
www.sortedmagazine.com /Albums.php3?nID=275   (641 words)

 A Different Drum - The Source for Synthpop
Fans of synthpop, trance, futurepop, or industrial dance can all find this CD appealing as Syrian manages to combine catchy melodies and hooks with serious sonic intensity.
There are three versions of the title track, including the original and two mixes by newcomers Nevarakka and Ultraviolet, plus there are two versions of the ultra-danceable song "Enforcer" and a cover version of the song "Atomica" (originally by The Rockets).
With "Space Overdrive" they present a hint of what's to come next, featuring several version of two songs from the band's second album "Kosmonauta", plus a new version of the song "Vega Velocity" from their first album, and a CD-Rom video for the song "She Is the Dark".
www.adifferentdrum.com /artist.php?n=ADDCD1198   (297 words)

 Moving Hands Music Magazine - Pride and Fall, Nephesh
Many of these songs are quite speedy and they really give bands like VNV Nation or Covenant a good duel on the dance floors.
I think the latest Fancy album is as much futurepop I would like them to be, released in 1999 D.I.S.C.O is a masterpiece...
Probably the best futurepop album released the last couple of years.
www.movinghands.net /reviews/detail.asp?id=721   (416 words)

 Moving Hands Music Magazine - Fr/action, Crimes of the Future
It's bands like these that make me want to NOT listen to any futurepop at all.
Futurepop and vengeance....two words that are STRONGLY tied to VNV Nation.
Messages in any other language will be deleted.
www.movinghands.net /reviews/detail.asp?id=392   (531 words)

 OPINIONS, ADVICE and LIES: Cosmicity vs. Modern Synthpop part XVIII :: Synthpop.NET :: Your synthpop resource on the web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
However, a group of evil dudes led by a sith named Lord Futurepop threatens to disrupt The Synthpop balance in the universe.
Lord Futurepop continues to build a galactic army of sub-genres known as Darkwave, Electropop, EBM, IDM, New Wave, Retropop, Futurepop, Technopop, Gothpop, Dreampop, and Synthie-pop.
Lord Futurepop is still out there amassing the galactic army of sub-genres.
www.synthpop.net /modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=47&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0   (2032 words)

 ELECTROMEDA v2.0 - audio_interviews_Ronan Harris of VNV Nation
There is a certain amount of sarcasm about that because ‘certain other labels’ spokespeople were putting down the type of music we did, Futurepop – which incidentally is not what most people think Futurepop is – it’s a word that got totally misused.
J/ For me Futurepop was a term coined by journalists and music execs it was just a marketing ploy to sell more records to create a new genre when there was no need to.
I thought it was very, very funny when I read all these comments on-line about bands from ‘certain other labels’ were telling all the DJ’s on a personal level that Futurepop’s dead and suddenly they sign a band that sound very much like us and everyone says it.
www.electromeda.net /audio/interviews/ronan2004_6.html   (795 words)

 deZeption - Band page with free MP3 music downloads on SoundClick
It’s hard to talk about inspiration in a conventional way, as the band members listen to all sorts of musical genres ranging from futurepop, synthpop, techno, electropop, trance, dance, chillout, ambient and new age to heavier stuff like ebm, electro and some melodic pop and hard rock.
The band as such has no intention in copying what has already been made, but try to form their own way of expression.
But prior to the release of their first demo in October ´04 both band members were hoping that this would turn out to be more than just a hobby.
www.soundclick.com /bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=125197   (378 words)

 What kind of industrial music are you? - Nightmare Cult
Your are a Front 242 type (Cyber-goth), you like industrial, the real one, F242, Nitzer Ebb, you stock in the 88 with music, but you like to dress as manga or futuristic goth, you sometime listen to futurepop, but that is a big secret, your goth friends will kill you if they know about it.
You are a Ministry type (Industrial), an old style, stock in the 90 when Leaether Strip was not yet maried to his sex dwarf and Ministry was consider as a cool Indust band.
You go to bar to drink beer, a lot, and you hate to death the new generation of sound, futurepop, everything that doesn't have so guitar in it.
nightmarecult.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=7216   (572 words)

 VNV Nation: Axis, Boston, MA - 06/12/2005
Meanwhile, the form of indie/CMJ rock which gestated in the late 80s and early 90s is the new Big Thing, its Animal Farm appeal a wolf’s disguise as it works desperately to replace an omni-racial, watered-down rap as the darling of Billboard.
Against this backdrop, futurepop veterans VNV Nation took the stage at Axis in Boston this horrifically muggy Sunday evening.
Given VNV Nation’s uncanny ability to touch the heart as adeptly as they do the ears, “futurepop” is the correct label for the band – one need only hear a few lines of Ronan Harris’s smoky Phil Collins/Steve Winwood baritone to see the potential for things much bigger than nightclubs with busted air conditioners.
www.glidemagazine.com /1/reviews830.html   (686 words)

took the *then* industrial world by storm; setting a new paradigm with the whole EBM futurepop movement.
Several years later the mention of 'futurepop' brings a snicker or cynicism from various folks.
Whether seen as a natural progression from industrial to the sensibilities of synthpop and the thump of trance...or a mere fad, I myself was completely swept off my feet by the sound.
www.pockybot.com /zine/index.php?section=3&article=15   (339 words)

 Cohaagen Music -- Fr/action
Based on vigilante films of the 1970s and 1980s, "Crimes of the Future" is a futurepop concept album of the highest caliber.
Upon his decision to create a futurepop side-project, David Friede (one-half of modern synthpop group Ganymede) transformed his love of action films into perhaps the most visually appealing record of the year.
This album is available to buy from www.cohaagen.com and I highly recommend checking this project out, fine craftsmanship, well forged songs and a gleaming finish gives this album the thumbs up from me.
fraction.cohaagen.com /review.html   (1003 words)

 Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With difficulty it there to designate a favorite "Homewrecker" belonged surely to it, "LINES" and "Lucky" also, but for me completely clearly in front is "Escort" (has its car besungen there?), its zweistimmige Vocal harmonies was taken over nearly 1:1 by Alphaville's "ton Germany With Love", although I cannot imagine that Mr.
This garnered my interest because it was at least trying to be different than most of the other stuff I had gotten.
On the whole "Earth Rising" is an exciting release; because it delivers varied tracks of classic SynthPoP to FuturePoP and breaks the prejudice that music based on 80s sounds has to sound old-fashioned.
www.nukleon.com /html/reviews.html   (3579 words)

 Projekt: darkwave - 'Empires'
We obtained this title from a cut-out company, so the barcode may be punched.
While we all know that futurepop refers to the excellent synth music generated by VNV Nation, Apoptygma Berzerk, Covenant, Assemblage 23 and many legions of followers circa 1998 through present, it should be noted that this album marks the moment the term became meaningful; This was FuturePop.
In summary, this is the definitive and probably still the best FuturePop album; Anyone who loves electronic music will explode with joy upon hearing this.
www.projekt.com /projekt/product.asp?dept_id=20&sku=MET00170   (293 words)

 Synthpop.NET :: Your synthpop resource on the web
they would fall under the category of Futurepop in my definition...
"Futurepop" is a term created by VNV Nation to describe their music.
BTW, isn't the VNV Nation sound just a more aggressive trance, which in turn is based on house, which is just disco mixed with a TR-909?
www.synthpop.net /index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&p=3206   (560 words)

 DJ Sublevel3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Previously I've also DJ'd at festivals such as the Whitby Gothic Weekend and Dark City.
Musical genres that I favour are pretty eclectic and include EBM, Noise, Industrial, Futurepop, Synthpop, Techno, Dark Trance, Neofolk, Neoclassical and Dark Ambient.
Luckily I get a chance to play all of these due to the varied club nights I'm involved in.
homepage.ntlworld.com /iain.s.wallace/djing.html   (969 words)

 futurepop tag - Last.fm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is a list of the most popular artists, albums, and tracks that have been tagged with futurepop.
Listen to music, see charts for VNV Nation, Apoptygma Berzerk, Covenant, Assemblage 23, Icon of Coil
Listen to 'futurepop' radio with the Last.fm Player by clicking the button above.
www.last.fm /tag/futurepop   (219 words)

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