Dieselpunk + Steampunk Culture

Noam recently scripted a great article on how music related to Steampunk, and not whether there is steampunk music (as a lot of people will argue), but how steampunk incorporates music into its style.  As examples, he points out three schools of thoughts on steampunk music, including:

  • Music about steampunk, like Abney Park
  • Music outside of steampunk but is still welcome by steampunk fans, like many Sepiachord bands
  • Music within steampunk; the crazy sounds that come from steampunk's alternate reality, such as the Clockwork Quartet or Escape the Clouds

Here's the original article > http://noamberg.com/blog/2011/05/thoughts-on-music-in-steampunk/

How do you feel about steampunk music?

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While I'm not sure if it's an official music genre, I do feel that there is a certain steampunk "sound" that just seems to fit right in with the whole steampunk vibe, such as Doctor Steel who doesn't really have many songs about steampunk, but i feel his sound just fits in rather well.
In your opinion, what makes Dr. Steel steampunk?

I think people made a mistake when label groups (or anything else) as steampunk if they don´t argue that, so why we still call bands as steampunk if that doesn´t was his intentions... 

Abney Park has the aesthetic (and I think they are the responsables for the pirates on SP wich of course it wasn´t Victorian Topic anyway...) 

But there are actually bands who claim themselves SP... like Vernian Process If J. Pffeifer don´t star the concept "steampunk music" maybe the dark wave band never became one of the most representatives from the genre.

I can´t think about Dr Steel as a steampunk, He is so pulp for me, I though better on Professor Elemental or The Gentle Rhymer like a SP Music before Dr Steel...




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