genre of music comprising various elements of folk music
History of term
"folktronica" seems to have originated in the British press, having come to encompass performers and
bands that include elements of ambient electronica, folk,
jazz, classical, and even hip-hop.
In 2001, postmodern pop
released an album titled
deliberately exploring (and satirizing) the
fusion . A similar genre is "Laptop folk", which refers to a
slightly more minimalistic electronic folk.
Folktronica was a term first coined by music writer Jim Byers on
the now-defunct website BurnitBlue.com, during the proliferation of
labels like Manchester's Twisted
, responsible for the emergence of Badly Drawn Boy
, but with its origins in
electronica. It was later used when describing the music coming
from the Kieran Hebden and his Four Tet project.
- Momus: Folktronic: Pitchfork Record Review