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Ambient music

LC control no.sh2006005853
Topical headingAmbient music
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Variant(s)Ambience (Music)
See alsoElectronic music
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Found inWork cat.: Compounds + elements, p2006.
Allmusic WWW site, Aug. 1, 2006: (evolved from experimental electronic music of the '70s synth-based artists and the trance-like techno dance music of the '80s; became a popular cult music in the early '90s; spacious, electronic music that is concerned with sonic texture, not songwriting or composing; frequently repetitive and it all sounds the same to the casual listener although there are significant differences between the artists)
The Oxford dictionary of new words, 1997 (developed as a musical genre since the late '70s; associated primarily with the creation of a mood of relaxation or contemplation; the noun "ambience" has emerged as an alternative term for "ambient music")
Not found inThe Oxford English dictionary, 1989