|Cultural origins||Late 1960s|
It originates from the late 1960s, when rock bands began incorporating electronic instrumentation into their music.
Electronic rock acts usually fuse elements from other music styles, including punk rock, industrial rock, hip hop, techno, and synth-pop, which has helped spur subgenres such as indietronica, dance-punk, and electroclash.
Some electronic rock artists, however, often eschew guitar in favor of using technology to emulate a rock sound.
Vocals are typically mellow or upbeat, but instrumentals are also common in the genre.
A trend of rock bands that incorporated electronic sounds began during the late 1960s.
Other early acts to blend synthesizers and musique concrète's tape music techniques with rock instrumentation included Silver Apples, Fifty Foot Hose, Syrinx, Lothar and the Hand People, Beaver & Krause and Tonto's Expanding Head Band.
Since the late 2000s, electronic rock has become increasingly popular.
Subgenres and other terms
The term "progressive rock" (or "prog rock") was originally coined in the 1960s for music that would otherwise be described as "electronic rock," but the definition of "prog" later narrowed into a specific set of musical conventions - as opposed to a sensibility involving forward-thinking or experimental approaches.
Heavy metal, a major subgenre of rock, is sometimes mixed with electronic and its subgenres, inspiring terms such as electronic metal, synth-metal, electronic dance metal, trance metal and techno metal.
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