Trance music

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Trance is a genre of electronic dance music that developed in the 1990s; generally characterized by a tempo of between 120 and 145 bpm, short repetitive melodic synthesizer phrases, and a musical form that builds up and breaks down throughout a track. It is a combination of many forms of music such as industrial, techno, and house. It is more melodic than Techno, and usually has harder beats than House. The origin of the term is uncertain, with some suggesting that the term is derived from the Klaus Schulze album Trancefer (1981) or the early trance act Dance 2 Trance. In any case, the name is undoubtedly linked to the ability of music to induce an altered state of consciousness known as a trance. The effect of some trance music has been likened to the trance-inducing music created by ancient Pagan shamanists during long periods of drumming.[citation needed]




Jean Michel Jarre - a pioneer of electronic music[1] - released two highly influential albums in the late 1970s: Oxygène in 1976[2] and Equinoxe in 1978.

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