Here are some genres of music that we love at Glassic, and we thought you would like them too. Hope you have a great time listening to the tunes we selected. Let us know your thoughts too.
A style of rock music popular especially in the 1970s and characterised by classical influences, the use of diverse instruments, and lengthy compositions. The term progressive rock is synonymous with art rock, classic rock and symphonic rock, and the intent of this music is to add dynamics to the structure of the song in more ways than one. Examples could be bands like Yes, Rush, Kansas, and many more. Further, the term ‘Prog’ was devised in the 1990s as a shortened term, but later became an adjective for the sound.
Progressive rock is varied and is based on fusions of styles, approaches and genres, tapping into broader cultural resonances that connect to aspects like art, classical and folk music, and performance.
Lot has changed over the year, but the sensibility of the music remains the same—creating sounds that stand out from the rest out there.
If you are someone who enjoys art, music, theatre and many more, then here is a playlist that will take you through the enigmatic soundscapes of progressive rock music.
Here’s a playlist that ties all of that together.
Blues gets its name from more than one place. Some say it has come from the term “blue devils”, meaning melancholy and sadness. The word Blue devils finds its backstory from Britain in the 1600s, when the term referred to the intense visual hallucinations.
While the etymology might be a scary one, and the music has references of “selling your soul to the devil, and the crossroads,” the sound has a trippy and relaxed vibe with melodious guitar solos, and memorable riffs. The lyrics, on the other hand, reflect on oppression, politics, and the state of affairs. While some songs address current issues, they all talk about life, sex, satire, and women.
Here’s a playlist that shows how diverse the blues is.
Indian independent music
Many might consider the Indie scene in India to be small, but it’s not! And the scene saw its origins in 1960 when the Beatles came to India. The radio helped too, and with the invent of channels like MTV, and Channel V, independent music in India saw a high. And bands like Indus Creed, Parikrama, Agni and many more were at the helm of it. Cities like Guwahati, Shillong, Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore have emerged as major melting pots for music enthusiasts. With the number of bands surfacing, it’s safe to say that the scene is vibrant than ever.
Here are some bands that have taken the indie movement forward.
Fusion music somehow showcases Indian sentiments and fuses them with Western ideas. It also is a great example that two distinct idea or genres can exist together. The idea of fusion was started by people like Ravi Shankar, Zakir Hussain and few others who might have come before them, but thanks to them, this genre is not just enjoyed at home, but at foreign shores too.
Here’s a playlist that encapsulates the dynamic it’s sound.
Pop or popular music, a genre of music that originated in the United States and the United Kingdom during the mid-1950s. The terms popular music describes all music that is popular at the time. Although the music that appears on record charts is seen as pop music, the genre is distinguished from chart music. Pop music is eclectic, and often borrows elements from other styles such as urban, dance, rock, Latin, and country, among others.
Here are some chart-topping hits of 2017-18
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