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April 27, 2002
New Age is classical music on Valium. The age described in the label is not new. In experimenting with choral music and classical music, musicians have experimented in the past to maintain the sound but try and different, maybe even modern, with a genre of this sort in minimal quantity. In fact, minimalism sprung from the avant-garde who changed rock'n'roll's effect in pop. The avant-garde experimented with sounds outside mainstream rock. Minimalism tapped into the classical genre and bore what is called New Age. It was merely ambient and ethereal make-out music for self-help supplemental addicted rat racers seeking escape.