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Edition #9
Rio de Janeiro, 2006

By Lana Hosser

We interviewed Luciano Vianna of the PLOC Party

From the beginning to today

Band from Guarulhos that has been shaking up the Brazilian metal scene

The decade that changed the world

Carlota Joaquina feelings...

Combating cultural puritanism


“DKANDLE weaves swirling multi-colored vibrant unearthly soundscapes, blending fuzzy and reverberating Shoegaze textures, mesmerizing Dream Pop meditations, sludgy Grungey tones and moody Post-punk strains, heightened with soul-stirring lyricism and pensive emotive vocalizations”

TAGS: cultureelectronic music, music, videos

1913 - "Art of Noise" by Luigi Russolo: Pioneered the use of noises and industrial rhythms in music.

1920s - Emergence of Early Electronic

Instruments: Instruments like the

Theremin, Ondes Martenot, and

Trautonium were invented and became


1939 - "Imaginary Landscape #1" by John Cage: The first piece of music composed using electronic reproduction methods.

1950 - "Symphonie Pour Un Homme Seul" by Pierre Henry and Pierre Schaeffer: The first composition of musique concrète.

1951 - "Imaginary Landscape #4" by John Cage: First piece to use a radio as a musical instrument.


1956 - "Gesang der Junglinge" by Karlheinz Stockhausen: Integrated natural and electronic sounds.


1964 - First Moog Synthesizer Commercially Available: Revolutionized electronic music with its accessibility and capabilities.


1967 - Stockhausen's "Telemusik": Used shortwave radio waves to create a "world music" concept.

1968 - Release of "Switched on Bar" by Wendy Carlos. Before this album, electronic music was completely experimental. It was the first time that electronic pop music was made.


Early 1970s - Miles Davis: His electronic recordings were influenced by Stockhausen's "Telemusik". Producer Teo Macero edited these recordings in the studio.


1970s - Throbbing Gristle: Pioneered industrial music with their harsh soundscapes.

1970s - Hip-Hop DJs in New York: Used Technics 1200 turntables to create scratches and loops with two copies of the same record.


1971 - "Son of my Father" by Chicory Tip: First pop hit using a Moog synthesizer.


Mid-1970s - Brian Eno: Coined the term "ambient"

andreleased his influential album

"Another Green World".


1977 - Donna Summer's "I Feel Love": Produced by Giorgio Moroder, it became a disco classic. Kraftwerk released "Trans-Europe Express".


1980-82 - Roland TB-303 and TR-808: These drum and bass machines were introduced, becoming staples in electronic music.


1982 - Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock": Sampled Kraftwerk and created the electro genre.


Mid-1980s - Introduction of Samplers: Instruments like the Ensoniq Mirage and Akai S900 allowed musicians to capture and manipulate existing music. Genesis P-Orridge introduced house music to the UK, sparking a cultural revolution. Chicago musicians used the Roland TB-303 to create Acid House, while Detroit musicians developed techno.


Late 1980s - Resurgence of Ambient Music: Became popular as chill-out music for tired clubbers.


1990s - Diverse Electronic Genres: Emergence of trip hop, downtempo, drum'n'bass, goa-trance, progressive trance, big beats, breakbeats, gabba, and dub techno.


2000s - New Genres and Styles: The rise of electroclash, discopunk, psy-trance, full on, futurepop, new rave, dubstep, trap.

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