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Space Age Pop

Space Age Pop is a style of '50s and '60s easy listening that was preoccupied with the future. It incorporated exotic electronic instruments like the theramin and innovative stereo recording techniques to create a "futuristic" sound. Space age pop was popular until the mid-'60s, when easy listening began to incorporate rock techniques. It experienced a revival in the '90s, when such alternative bands as Stereolab refashioned such futuristic sounds in an avant-garde setting.

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