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Genre: ethereal wave

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Parent Genre: new age

Ethereal wave is a subgenre of darkwave and post-punk music that emerged in the 1980s. It is characterized by its dreamy and atmospheric sound, often featuring haunting vocals and ethereal instrumentation. The genre is known for its use of electronic and acoustic instruments, creating a unique blend of sounds. Ethereal wave often explores themes of mysticism, spirituality, and nature. It has been influential in the development of other genres such as shoegaze and ambient music.


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Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drum Kit, Vocals, Keyboard/Piano, Synthesizer

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Heaven or Las Vegas
1990
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ÁTTA
2023
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Anastasis
2012
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Within The Depths Of A Darkened Forest
2002
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It'll End In Tears (Remastered)
1984
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The Fourth Seal of Zeen
2000
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Spacerider - Love at First Sight
1998
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Clan Of Xymox
1985
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Live in Nevada City (2021)
2022
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Tragic Years - A Collection of Early Releases & More
2000
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Mesmerized By The Sirens
1987

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List of ethereal wave artists

Here is a list of ethereal wave artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the ethereal wave genre. You can find out what ethereal wave genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 26 19042
2 25 20096
3 25 27680
4 24 30986
5 19 17101
6 25 22445
7 40 161357
8 24 11595
9 18 11911
10 19 13997
11 20 20040
12 19 10891
13 19 11257
14 18 18477
15 19 10528
16 28 59890
17 27 20314
18 17 9019
19 27 32523
20 12 9349
21 29 24390
22 13 9436
23 25 17557
24 15 12476
25 28 47231
26 29 38978
27 10 4978
28 9 4922
29 11 6646
30 8 3264
31 62 179250
32 14 2626
33 14 4210
34 31 23931
35 13 7753
36 9 1575
37 62 1014468
38 7 5009
39 7 3333
40 5 2221
41 46 419842
42 28 16226
43 53 1315035
44 25 26181
45 25 22695
46 20 14950
47 29 36589
48 14 5260
49 17 9015
50 14 7579
51 11 5043
52 26 42029
53 13 6026
54 13 4824
55 40 163207
56 13 4972
57 53 33190
58 9 4727
59 7 3695
60 6 2898
61 4 1877
62 1 740
63 35 73796
64 31 47662
65 10 6335
66 7 1119
67 33 27138
68 36 20647
69 4 2093
70 5 1721
71 3 976
72 34 52091
73 19 12447
74 7 1473
75 22 5819
76 22 8789
77 5 1529
78 14 9893
79 4 412
80 4 629
81 3 494
82 3 862
83 3 818
84 2 959
85 2 596
86 2 400
87 2 711
88 1 524
89 1 239
90 9 6648
91 8 937
92 8 1495
93 8 2206
94 4 1285
95 6 1571
96 4 867
97 2 311
98 3 1256
99 1 818
100 1 294

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