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Haunting Goth or Conception of Gothic music lyrics

Human wellbeing is not a lovely song that accompanies one’s presence. Sooner or later you may learn that, to your sorrow. Contemporary gothic or Goth culture has evolved around the Greek concept of death, in other words Thanatos. Modern Gothic rock music, also called Goth rock or just Goth, is technically a subdivision of alternative rock. However, the term “alternative” has long forfeited its initial meaning as avant-garde and become somewhat of a joke to the underground community. Gothic music artists deal with dark themes and intellectual movements such as gothic terror, Romanticism, surrealism, and nihilism. Gothic music originated in the late 70’s as a spookier and darker type of British punk rock with an unambiguous tendency towards melancholy, desolation, mysticism and the macabre. The definition of the genre as Gothic or Goth was given by the critics in the mid 80’s; gothic musicians prefer dealing with darker coloured themes of Romanticism, surrealism, nihilism, and gothic terror movements. Dressing styles within the subculture range from death rock – which was, interestingly, the name gothic music artists attributed to their product before it was named gothic - punk, androgynous, Victorian, Emo, Renaissance and medieval style clothes, or combination of the above.

Notable gothic rock bands include Bauhaus, Skeletal Family, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Play Dead, the Sex Gang Children, The Cure, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Sisters of Mercy (although they did not consider themselves Gothic per se), The Mission, and others. These bands do ring a bell if you’re into Gothic music, don’t they? Gothic rock has sprouted into a broader Goth subculture that now includes clubs, fashion, and magazines.

Musical style includes the hard guitars typical of rock music but usually processed with electronic effects. Songs are mixed with a distinctive heavy bass sound, which creates a gloomy atmosphere and adds an apocalyptic flair and certain theatricality to the performance. This genre is also known for its frequent use of synthesizers and a characteristic guitar playing style that makes it very different from heavy metal and death metal although a lot of people may be confused regarding that point. Most of the early gothic rock groups have emerged from England, although there were bands from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Germany as well. Gothic Music, University of Wales, UK 2012 . "Haunting Goth" illustrates the book cover, The Sounds of the Uncanny (University of Wales Press - Gothic Literary Studies) by Isabella van Elferen assistant professor of Music and Media at Utrecht University. The book is the most original and sophisticated analysis of the interconnection between music and the Gothic. The book traces sonic Gothic from the echoing footsteps in Gothic novels to the dark soundscapes of Goth club nights.

(Title Rus) Призраки Готики или Размышления на Тему Готической Лирики

Software media: Adobe Photoshop ®, Adobe Illustrator ®, Autodesk 3ds Max ®, Smith Micro Poser ®, Photo Stock, Paint Shop Pro Photo ®,
George Grie, January 2009
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