Founded in 1998, the Popular Music Interest Group is dedicated to promoting the scholarly study of popular music through methods including musical analysis and theory. Our goals include:
• Ensuring academic recognition for popular music research
• Encouraging more scholars of music theory to engage popular repertoires
• Encouraging scholars of popular music to make effective use of musical analysis and theory

On our Humanities Commons site, we rely on our members to help edit this resource — this cooperation will help continually improve the presence of popular music in our classrooms and scholarship. Many thanks!

Lavengood's "novelty layer" in experimental pop/rock?

0 replies, 1 voice Last updated by  Brian Robison 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Author
  • #42455

    Brian Robison


    I’m currently applying Megan Lavengood’s concept of the “novelty layer” in pop texture (see her 2020 MTO article) to King Crimson’s 1973 album Larks’ Tongues in Aspic.

    Is anyone else out there doing work along these lines with selections from progressive rock? art rock? experimental pop? etc.?

    Many thanks,


Only members can participate in this group's discussions.