Goth and Related Genres

There are a few related areas of music, of which here shall appear some brief descriptions...

Dark alternative
No-one really knows what it is... A techno-influenced adaptation of gothic rock.
American post-punk. Between them Deathrock and Goth (American) cover what is usually referred to as Goth in the UK.
Electro Body Music. Originally close to industrial. More recently associated with much more with the futurepop style.
A brand of synthetic punk music using 80s electro instruments (instead of guitars and drums): synthesiser, sampled handclaps, vocoder, sequenced bass. Named after New York festival in October 2001 (which featured FischerSpooner; W.I.T.; Peaches).
Examples: FischerSpooner

; FC Kahuna; Ladytron; Mirwais; Felix Da Housecat; Autecher; Squarepusher; Peaches
electro-goth (not same as EBM)
Electropop (80s)
Basically boy band in eyeliner and with pvc accessories.
Futurist (70s)
Early goth was intense, creative and experimental. The artier end of punk. Much closer to punk in late 1970s and early 1980s than it is now.
Goth (American)
More romantic and less gritty than UK Goth.
Gothic Rock
Intelligent Dance Music - subset of electronic music
What is IDM? Intelligent Techno
Term created by Genesis P. Orridge in the 70s and applied to all bands on the Industrial record label. Now encompasses metal industrial, ebm industrial, techno-industrial, goth industrial and has relations to power noise and power electronics.
Examples: Leech Woman; Skinny Puppy; Covenant; Ultraviolence; VNV Nation; NON; NIN
New Romantic
Also known as blitz kids, new romantics, the cult with no name.  ID and The Face? started within months of each other in 1980, as New Romanticism took hold.
The Blitz was /the/ club, with a tiny dancefloor.  After it became more corporate the Camden Palace became the place to be, with Hollywood celebrities attending.
80s electronic mainstream(ish) bands like Soft Cell
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