::Experimental rock


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{{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}}Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{". Experimental rock, also known as avant-garde rock, is a type of music based on rock music which experiments with the basic elements of the genre,<ref>{{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}</ref> or which pushes the boundaries of common composition and performance technique.<ref name="Bogdanov">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Performers of experimental rock may also attempt to individualize their music with unconventional time signatures, instrumental tunings, unusual harmony and key signatures, compositional styles, lyrical techniques, elements of other musical genres, singing styles, instrumental effects, found objects, or custom-made experimental musical instruments. Experimental rock may involve extended techniques, prepared instruments, unconventional playing techniques, extended vocal techniques, and the use of instruments, tunings, rhythms or scales from non-Western musical traditions.

The late 1960s was an era of explosive growth and experimentation in rock music.<ref>{{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}</ref> Bands drew influences from free jazz artists such as John Coltrane and Sun Ra and avant-garde composers such as John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Other important experimental bands in this period include Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band and The Mothers of Invention. Influenced by the experiments of these groups came another wave of experimental rock bands in the early 1970s. There was, for instance, the so-called Krautrock scene in Germany, which included Kraftwerk, Neu!, psychedelic bands like Amon Düül II and Popol Vuh, sound-collage artists like Faust, and the extremely improvisational and almost unclassifiable Can. Brian Eno was another important figure, especially after his departure from Roxy Music in order to pursue his own ideas (which ultimately led to his invention of the term "ambient music"). Experimentalism was a large part of the college rock and underground music scene in the 1980s. Influenced by their punk and post-punk predecessors, bands like Sonic Youth, Band of Susans, and Live Skull all originated in New York's No Wave scene.

In the 1990s, artists such as Ween and Redd Kross continued their predecessors inventiveness with less impact, as did some bands referring to 1970s funk such as Praxis. Halfway through the nineties the lo-fi movement became a prominent factor in exploring new recording techniques. Industrial music includes fusions with noise music, ambient music, folk music, post-punk, and electronic dance music. The best-selling offshoots of post-industrial scene have been industrial rock and metal; Ministry and Nine Inch Nails both recorded platinum-selling albums.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

In the later 1990s, many indie rock bands diverged into a style called post-rock, which has been described as "using rock instrumentation to make non-rock music". British band Radiohead, who became popular in the 1990s playing alternative rock, began experimenting with different musical styles at the beginning of the new millennium. As the 1990s passed, non-instrumental forms of indie rock also became increasingly experimental. More recent experimental acts that broke through after 2010 are Disappears, Geoff Barrows, BEAK>, Suuns, Connan Mockasin, as well as new Japanese acts such as Nisennenmondai and ZZZ's.

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