Arcadian electrickery: locating 'Englishness' in England's psytrance culture and sonic aesthetic

Farrell, Gemma (2015) Arcadian electrickery: locating 'Englishness' in England's psytrance culture and sonic aesthetic. In: Exploring Psychedelic Trance and Electronic Dance Music in Modern Culture. Research Essentials Collection . IGI Global, pp. 278-306. ISBN 9781466686656

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Abstract

Psychedelic Trance (psytrance) is a sub-genre within electronic dance music (EDM) that is notable for its longevity considering EDM mutates and evolves so rapidly. It has flourishing scenes worldwide and for many participants it constitutes a lifestyle and an integral part of their identity. Psytrance has been discussed in terms of its global and local expressions; this chapter seeks to explore how England as a local node reinterprets the culture of a global scene. Some key characteristics of English psytrance are discussed via types of national identity outlined by scholars like Martin Cloonan and a further attribute specific to English psytrance, a humorous psychedelic sensibility, is argued for.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Depositing User: Gemma Farrell
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2019 09:57
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2020 14:59
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/87648
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