Any combination of two sounds can be a music genre: the sound of your ex’s screams as he’s pinned under an 18-ton semi with a few guitar licks sounds like it could make for a soothing sound, and the most glorious one. But as much as music is food for the soul, some genres are nightmare fuel just waiting for you to fall asleep. In our never-ending quest to save you tons of cash on music theory lessons, WDFLM brings you another music genre so frightening only professional psychologists know about it, and us.
Developed in the 20th and 21st century, Danger Music is based on the concept that some pieces of music can and will harm the listener or performer in some way. You know you are not going to have a pleasant music concert experience when you are requested to fill out a waiver to protect the band or venue in case of anything happening to you. No one goes to a concert looking for nightmare fuel.
Some forms of Danger Music requires performers to use sounds so loud that they deafen the participants, and Japanese band Hanatarash’s live shows mostly featured decapitating cats live on stage and driving bulldozers through concert venues. And then there’s ‘Music for a Revolution,’ a composition by Japanese violinist Takehisa Kosugi, directs the performer to gouge out one of his eyes five years in the future. We think there are quicker and less dramatic ways of looking like ‘Nick Fury.’ Just put on an eye patch and leather coat, no one will be wiser.
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