One - Arjen Anthony Lucassen
"..the individual songs are all based on space
movies and are designed to act as vehicle
to that takes the listener on a journey through Arjen's
mind and memory; A place
where they relive those great science fiction space
films that made such an impact on him."
Musical labeling has become more and more
vague and arbitrary, especially in the world of pop
and rock. New sub-genres continually emerge as different
styles combine to create unique new styles.
Here we look at the variation of rock
called "spacerock" in which, despite
the title, most works are not directly inspired by "real"
space. Enough of them are, however, to warrant inclusion
of the genre here.
Spacerock was pioneered by the band Hawkwind.
The space connection is mostly via the frequent sci-fi
themes and lyrics.
It is strongly influenced by the British
psychedelic style of the late 60s and is "Mind
Music for the New Millennium!" according to Strange-Trips.
It also includes contributions from the
1970's Progressive Rock period and from Heavy Metal.
There is also a lot of overlap with electronic
Here is just a small sample of the music
and musicians in this genre. Follow the resource links
to find out more about this vibrant music. [I'll try
to expand this section considerably over time. - ed.]