10 Bizarrely Specific Music Genres You Won't Believe Actually Exist

8. Lowercase

If you love music, you'll probably not love lowercase. That's because it's pretty much silence, interrupted now and again by whispers of microsounds. But mainly silence. Originally coined by minimal artist Steve Roden, the genre is a radical form of ambient sound art. Yes, sound art. In the same way spectators look at abstract compositions in a gallery and 100% 'not get it', and absolutely 100% not want to get it, this quiet musical wave isn't one heading for the Top 40 any time soon.

What's cool about it - artsy fartsy business aside - is that lowercase artists reveal auditory experiences once inaccessible to the human ear. Through digital magnification they're able to record plants, underground ant colonies, the sound of snow and even bacteria being flash-frozen in a Petri dish. Rock on, lowercasers.

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