is there a diffrence between electronica and techno?

my ipod has half my songs as electronica... isnt that just techno?

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  • Alli
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    I personally think there is a BIG difference.

    The term "techno", which derives from "technology", is often used (some would say misused) to refer to all forms of electronic dance music. Music journalists and fans of the genre, however, are generally more selective in their use of the term, being careful not to conflate it with related but distinct genres (i.e. house, trance), or with one of techno's many subgenres.

    Electronica is a rather vague 1990s term that covers a wide range of electronic or electronic-influenced music. The term has been defined by some to mean modern electronic music that is not necessarily designed for the dance-floor, but rather for home listening. Prior to the adoption of "electronica" as a blanket term for more experimental dance music, terms such as electronic listening music, braindance and intelligent dance music (IDM) were common.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Techno

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronica

    Source(s): I listen to both.
  • 1 decade ago

    Ye so is jungle and 50 different types. Of course my girlfriend tells me other wise and I agree so she doesn't get pissed, but really its just trying to overcomplicate a simpe type of music.

  • 1 decade ago

    slight differences, but they're all in the same "family"

  • Summer
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    exstacy.....

    Wait a minute......

    Actually, nothing.

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