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Trance is a style of electronic dance music that developed in the 1990s. Trance music is generally characterized by a tempo of between 124 and 148 bpm, featuring repeating melodic synthesizer phrases, and a musical form that builds up and down throughout a track, often crescendoing or featuring a breakdown. Sometimes vocals are also utilized. The style is arguably derived from a combination of largely techno and house. 'Trance' received its name from the repetitious morphing beats, and the throbbing melodies which would presumably put the listener into a trance-like state. As this music is almost always played in nightclubs at popular vacation spots and in inner cities, trance can be understood as a form of club music.
Vocal trance is a subgenre of trance music, and contains highly melodic sessions, intro/outros which are similar to those of hard trance and tracks of usually about 6 to 8 minutes long.
A typical track consists of three elements. At the beginning of the track there is an intro of progressive beats, which lasts about 1-3 minutes. The melodic part (2-5min) starts incrementally, combining vocals, usually female, and melodic sound (for the most part high pitched and fast) with the bass pattern to give a great melody cycle. Finally when the outro is approaching, the melody fades out and we get the same rhythm as the intro, usually with some minor changes.
The most important defining element of vocal trance is the vocals (as implied by the name). Most of the time the vocals are high pitched, usually from a female vocalist, and is intended to create a chilling sound. In some tracks there are male vocals, but are usually confined to speaking and responding to the female vocals. It is not uncommon for vocals to repeat themselves many times, to be constant with the "loop" idea present in most techno music.
Vocal trance is popular listening in Europe, notably Germany, Sweden and Great Britain. The term "vocal trance" is closely related to uplifting trance as opposed to Eurodance and it's sub-genre style Euro-Trance.
Lounge music refers to music played in the lounges and bars of hotels and casinos, or at standalone piano bars. Generally, the performers include a singer and one or two other musicians. The performers play or cover songs composed by others, especially pop standards, many deriving from the days of Tin Pan Alley. Notionally, much lounge music consists of sentimental favorites enjoyed by a lone drinker over a martini, though in practice there is much more variety.
The term can also refer to laid-back electronic music, also named downtempo, because of the reputation of lounge music as low-key background music.
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