On with the minutiae: (0) My contention is that "darkwave" means different things to different people, which means that you need multiple definitions to explain it: this is okay, it happens. My writeup began with the german usage, which seems to have come first; then I talked about the Projekt label association which if anything is the first thing people think of in the US; and also mentioned some other associations (e.g. The distinctions between definitions have become totally blurred and the third meaning has been dropped completely.Let me repeat the main point here one more time: there is no one definition that will satisfy everyone: don't just delete a definition that doesn't work for you personally.read more Neoclassical Darkwave refers to a music genre within the Darkwave movement.
As for me, I'm not trying to diss your genre, I'm trying to describe all the meanings of "darkwave" that I think I've seen in use.
-- Doom , Mar 21, 2005 (UTC) It seems like there is a lot of disorganization in this discussion, and being new I wasn't sure where to chime in, but perhaps we should take the encyclopedia approach and see if some of the goth magazine web sites have some workable "darkwave" definition.
Femmy V (talk) , 13 January 2008 (UTC) I think Dark Wave is not really gothic rock - sometimes it is a mixture from gothic rock and wave, maybe caused by the success of The Cure which are influencial band in the late 80ies.
But Das Ich and also Goethes Erben are not really wave music, they are something completely different - Neue Deutsche Todeskunst, a different style.
(1) The two names that I most often hear as examples of the original Darkwave are "Das Ich" and "Project Pitchfork", so that's what I lead my write-up with. (2) "Die Form" has been added, which is a great band to be sure, but it's also a band that has done a lot of different kinds of music, so using them as an example of Darkwave can't possibly clarify what you mean.