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Update[edit]

The section on Crossing the Divide and Automatic states that no announcement was made on the band's website regarding the release of Crossing the Divide, and yet www.vnvnation.com has it first thing in their news section on the main page. Is the aforementioned text referring to their German website? is the English one not official?

Untitled[edit]

As per discussion on Talk:Assemblage 23 and Category talk:Goth, removing from Category:Goth and adding to List of non-goth musical artists popular within goth subculture. - Korpios 02:08, 20 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Restoring - see Category talk:goth - David Gerard 19:38, 20 Jun 2004 (UTC)

www.vnvnation.biz[edit]

I removed this link because it only gets 28 hits on Google, which mainly look like they are only advertising the site. [1] Per Wikipedia:External links, if we are to link to any fansites, we should only link to one very major one. I left the links for VNVNation.de and the Weltfunk forums here per that policy, but ideally the external links section should contain links that are used as sources for the article's content. For more information, please see Wikipedia:External links#Links normally to be avoided. --Idont Havaname (Talk) 17:51, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Looking at it further, it seems like that site copied this article verbatim from here and doesn't really add anything to it. Was their page published first, or was this one? I think this one probably was. --Idont Havaname (Talk) 17:55, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Continuing the genre discussion...[edit]

This comment is belated, but a few years ago I asked Ronan whether he considered himself a Goth. He replied, "I consider myself a Goth who makes Industrial music." That was, of course, before the 'futurepop' genre was coined, but it points to a central Goth strain that informs at least half of VNV's discography.LadyK 19:49, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

I think that's reasonable. Early VNV is clearly pretty goth-influenced. Over the course of their career, they could be more or less considered EBM, synthpop, industrial, goth, and futurepop. --Delirium 02:25, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

and almost single-handedly spawning a genre of similar artists[edit]

This is arrogant fanboyism. VNV is good, and not to take anything away from them, but plenty of other bands, most notably Covenant, XMTP, and ECO were already doing vocal techno and melodies over progressive trancey sounding stuff by the time Empires came out. Also this phrase sort of insults the individuality of artists who may have come after VNV, sounded similar, and yet not listed them as their major influence. You should cite a few bands who list VNV as their main influence before making this kind of claim. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.191.182.178 (talk) 17:47, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

agree. apoptygma for example were doing "futurepop" at the same time...but only better (in terms of production values and songwriting). paranoia and eclipse...2 futurepop club hits came out before empires was even realeased. not to mention the apop electricity remix which was massive hit in goth clubs...and that was like 97. and to be truthful the first ones to do the trancey malinchonic thing were the synthpop bands of the mid 90s. (anyone remember infinity by distain ...which was basically robert miles children with some depressed voice lol). then there was the first mesh album "in this place forever" which started to sound close to what futurepop would become...and incorporated some of the emrging uk club trance sounds-96).technically the first futurepop song was probably space divider by neuroactive -97.

having said that vnv had their own style (they have that epic-orchestral element and obsession for arpeggios that sets them apart)...while apoptygma and other bands were just emulating the sound of the charts/clubs mostly. at the end of the day most futurepop was badly produced vocal trance ....with a darker voice and feel. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.47.214.174 (talk) 04:05, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Free Image[edit]

Found this apparently free image, not sure if it would be useful in the article or not. ~ BigrTex 17:59, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

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Invention of term "Futurepop"[edit]

Might be an idea to add a note about how apparently Harris invented the term 'futurepop' while talking to the guy in Apoptygma Berzerk. Maybe include it in the Futureperfect section? The footnote from the Futurepop article would do here as well. 86.0.169.202 (talk) 04:41, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

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Current tour, lineup[edit]

  1. They're on a 2016 tour right now, called "Compendium, 1995–2015 – 20 Years of Music". North American leg is Oct 7 to 29, according to their FB page. I'm seeing them tonight in San Francisco. >;-) First time since ca. 2001.
  2. Anyone know the full live lineup? They seem to be touring as a foursome now, with a live percussionist (e-drums and acoustic cymbals), two keyboardists one of who is surely Mark, and Ronan in the front – judging from the 2016 tour promo (though that footage likely dates to the 2015 tour). It sounds to my ears that they used an real, acoustic percussionist for much of "Arena" on 2005's Matter + Form, but it's probably not the same person.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  11:21, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

Jackson out[edit]

https://www.facebook.com/VNVNation/posts/10156798062886258

I don't know how to incorporate this, mostly because it is now a "band" with one official member, so I haven't edited the article.

GeneralGreene (talk) 03:59, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

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Editorialising in the intro (April 2021)[edit]

I've tagged part of the introduction as "editorialsing" - I believe this section sounds more like a fan's perspective than a neutral, encyclopedic one.

As of tagging this, I'd primarily includeThe live shows are known for their energy and positive emotion, drawing a devoted fanbase from across the musical spectrum to sold out tours and headline appearances at festivals in Europe and America. I'd also include - to a lesser extent - Over the course of the project's career, VNV Nation's success has continued to grow, with its last three albums charting top 10 in Germany, and its 2015 album Resonance: Music For Orchestra Vol. 1 achieving top five Billboard chart positions in the US and some of the surrounding text as well, such as poetic and thought provoking lyrics. (I'm less concerned about that one, but in the context of the rest of the non-neutral tone, I think it does contribute. --Overand (talk)

  • I'm going to update the Billboard reference to be more specific, at least. --Overand (talk)
  • I think it's possible that {{fanpov}} may be more appropriate than {{editorialising}}