Glitch (also known as clicks and cuts) is a genre of electronic music that became popular in the late 1990s with the increasing use of digital signal processing, particularly on computers. Glitch is influenced by Musique concrète, techno, industrial and ambient music, is focused on rhythm and is sometimes considered a sub-genre of IDM. (The term "clicks n cuts" comes from a representative compilation series by the German record label Mille Plateaux called Clicks and Cuts.)

The Glitchcore sound originated in the mid-1990s as Darkcore music was branching into many styles such as Techstep, Darkstep and Power Noise.

Glitch is often produced on computers using modern digital production software to splice together small cuts of music from published songs, with beats made out of short clicks and bits of noise. The genre is thus named after the use of digital artifacts and noise-like distortions (see "glitch"), often very short, in place of traditional percussion or instruments. However, not all artists of the genre are working with erroneously produced sounds or even digital sounds.

Popular software for creating glitch includes Reaktor, Super Collider, Ableton Live, GleetchLAB, MAX/MSP and Miller Smith Puckette's Pure Data.

Notable artists working within the genre include:

  • 000
  • Alva Noto
  • Andreas Tilliander
  • Aphex Twin
  • Autechre
  • Coil
  • Crushed Bits
  • DAT politics
  • DJ Scud
  • Earkus
  • The Flashbulb
  • F.X. Randomiz
  • Hrvåtski
  • Kid 606
  • Laptop Orchestra
  • Lichtswitch
  • Lovesliescrushing
  • Murcof
  • Oval
  • Pan sonic
  • Phonecia
  • Prefuse 73
  • Richard Devine
  • SND
  • Terre Thaemlitz
  • Venetian Snares
  • Vladislav Delay

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