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Old 04-20-2007, 08:04 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Avant-garde literally means 'without barriers' and can cover bands from all sorts of genres and backgrounds. My local record store has an 'avant-garde' section which contains noise, no-wave, drone, dark ambient, freak-folk, modern free jazz and improv.

Six Organs of Admittance are found alongside Merzbow, Arab on Radar, Zorn, Sunn O))) and Kayo Dot.. although they couldn't sound more different they appeal to the same group of people through their experimentation, and have therefore been grouped as avant-garde.

its impossible to say what does and what doesnt fall into the genre though..
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:07 AM   #52 (permalink)
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would math rock count as Avant-garde?
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:58 AM   #53 (permalink)
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not the whole genre no... some bands probably could be though.
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:21 AM   #54 (permalink)
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Avant-garde...

its impossible to say what does and what doesnt fall into the genre though..
I'd agree with that.
I'd say avant-garde isn't even a genre, but is like you said, "without barriers" and can be found within all existing genres.
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:21 AM   #55 (permalink)
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Avant-garde doesn't literally mean without barriers.
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:26 AM   #56 (permalink)
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Avant-garde (pronounced /ɑvɑ̃ gɑʁd/) in French means front guard, advance guard, or vanguard.[1] People often use the term in French and English to refer to people or works that are experimental or novel, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics.
I didn't say it was a definition, this is a definition of avant-garde I posted earlier in the thread.
It is true to say though, it is without barriers. As SD stated.
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Old 04-20-2007, 02:22 PM   #57 (permalink)
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That is a definition, but it's not what it literally means. It literally means front guard.

I was just being an anal retentive ass for reasons unknown.
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Old 04-20-2007, 02:41 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Which is what the definition says.
No worries...I was being a pedantic twat, also for unknown reasons...


...does this mean we were being avant-garde?!?
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Old 04-20-2007, 03:24 PM   #59 (permalink)
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according to my history book all forms of avant-garde went out of fashion in 80s.
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Old 04-20-2007, 03:33 PM   #60 (permalink)
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So what replaced it?...

...nouveau-avante-garde?
avante-garde-nouveaux?
post avante-garde?

Your history books are ridiculous...how can anything experimental go out of fashion?
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