Witch house is a dark, occult -themed dark electronic music microgenre and visual aesthetic that emerged in the late s and early s.
The witch house visual aesthetic includes occultwitchcraftshamanismterror and horror -inspired artworks, collages and photographs as well as significant use of hidden messages and typographic elements such as Unicode symbols.
Common typographic elements in artist and track names include trianglescrosses and Unicode symbols, which are seen by some as a method of keeping the scene The Black Priest - Enodia - Witchhouse and harder to search for on the Internet as well as Si Te Dijo Adios - Luis Santi Y Su Conjunto - Sorry, No Spik Ingli (Sorry, No Hablo Ingles) to the television series Twin Peaks and Charmed.
Witch house applies techniques rooted in chopped and screwed hip-hop —drastically slowed tempos with skipping, stop-timed beats  —from artists such as DJ Screw coupled with elements from other genres such as ethereal wave The Black Priest - Enodia - Witchhousenoisedroneand shoegaze. The genre rose to prominence in the early s with renewed interest in individually produced electronic music and internet subcultures- rising with the increasing tide of genres such as seapunk and vaporwave.
Witch-House music has been quoted as being provocative and transgressive in nature, The Black Priest - Enodia - Witchhouse pop music wafting out of Castle Dracula". The genre is characterized as oozy, dark, transgressive, and that which blends the line between abrasive and harmonic.
Many artists in the genre have released slowed-down and backmasked remixes of pop and hip-hop songs,  or long mixes of different songs that have been slowed down significantly.
The term witch house was coined in by Travis Egedy, who performs under the name Pictureplane. I did this best-of-the-year thing with Pitchfork about witch house I was saying that we were witch house bands, and was going to be the year of witch house It took off from there. Flavorwire said that despite Egedy's insistence, "the This Is The Time Of The Year - Golden Earring - Golden Earring does exist now, for better or worse".
Some music journalists, along with some members of musical acts identified as being in the genre's current movement, consider witch house to be a false label for a micro-genre, constructed by certain publications in the music press including The GuardianPitchfork and various music blogs. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Electronic music genre and visual aesthetic. Synthesizer drum machine sequencer sampler. SuperSuper Ltd. RVA Magazine. Retrieved 2 August Murder Dog Magazine. Retrieved 6 October Welcome to Twin Peaks.
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Chopped and screwed drone ethereal wave industrial noise shoegaze. Vaporwave Cicada The easiest way I can find to describe witch house comes from this scene takes place at the start of the movie Blade you know, the one with the vampireswhere there are a bunch of vampires in a club amid humans.
All of a The Black Priest - Enodia - Witchhousein the midst of dancing, the movie slows down and blood starts spraying from the ceiling, much to the glee of the vamps and horror of the humans. Like a heavy, pulsating blood-beat.
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