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Experimental classical music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good experimental classical music bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top experimental classical music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Experimental classical music groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all experimental classical music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest experimental classical music bands of all time, since the most famous experimental classical music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best experimental classical music music.

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Devin Townsend is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Devin Townsend New Age, Electronic music, Experimental classical music

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Einstürzende Neubauten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Einstürzende Neubauten Dark ambient, Noise rock, Industrial rock

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Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Brian Eno Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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Mike Oldfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Mike Oldfield Synthpop, Rock music, World music

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Henry Cowell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Henry Cowell Experimental classical music, Aleatoric music

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A-Austr is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
A-Austr Pop music, Rock music, Experimental classical music

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Harry Partch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Harry Partch Experimental classical music, Avant-garde music

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Ben Frost is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Ben Frost Electronic dance music, Industrial music, Experimental classical music

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Air Liquide is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Air Liquide Acid house, Electronic music, Experimental classical music

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Chicks on Speed is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Chicks on Speed Synthpop, Musique concrète, Rock music

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Fear of Pop is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Fear of Pop Rock music, Experimental classical music, Experimental music

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TV on the Radio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
TV on the Radio Shoegazing, Rock music, Experimental rock

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120 Days is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
120 Days Rock music, Electro, Experimental classical music

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Charming Hostess is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Charming Hostess Folk music, Experimental classical music, Experimental music

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Edgard Varèse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Edgard Varèse Musique concrète, Experimental classical music, Avant-garde music

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Adam Deibert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Adam Deibert Indie pop, Ska, Rock music

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Alarm Will Sound is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Alarm Will Sound Electronic music, Classical music, Experimental classical music

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Jim Guthrie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Jim Guthrie Experimental classical music, Experimental music, Indie rock

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Lava is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Lava Indie pop, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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Meeky Rosie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Meeky Rosie Indie, Experimental classical music, Experimental music

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Subterranean Masquerade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Subterranean Masquerade Progressive metal, Experimental classical music, Experimental music

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Planningtorock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Planningtorock Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Experimental classical music

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Snowblood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Snowblood Doom metal, Post-metal, Experimental rock

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Sturmgeist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Sturmgeist Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Black metal

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Vib Gyor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Vib Gyor Electronic music, Experimental classical music, Experimental music

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Winter Equinox is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Winter Equinox Electronic dance music, Experimental classical music, Experimental music

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Surly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Surly Experimental rock, Experimental classical music, Alternative rock

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SETI is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
SETI Experimental classical music, Experimental music, Ambient music

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Mils is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Mils Electronic music, Experimental classical music, Experimental music

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NSRD is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
NSRD New Wave, Electronic music, Experimental classical music

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Luftwaffe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Luftwaffe Folk music, Post-industrial music, Neofolk

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Pita is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Pita Extreme Computer Music, Electronic music, Experimental classical music

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Parokya ni Edgar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Parokya ni Edgar Experimental classical music, Music of the Philippines, Comedy rock

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Von Thronstahl is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Von Thronstahl Electronic music, Post-industrial music, Industrial rock

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Melodrom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Melodrom Synthpop, Electronic music, Experimental classical music

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Brazil is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Brazil Progressive music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Dead man's hill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Dead man's hill Post-industrial music, Neofolk, Industrial music

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Blood Axis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Blood Axis Spoken word, Folk music, Post-industrial music

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Envy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Envy Post-metal, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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Hilt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Hilt Experimental classical music, Experimental music

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Crix Crax Crux is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Crix Crax Crux Experimental classical music, Experimental music, Indie rock

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Horse the Band is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Horse the Band Nu metal, Nintendocore, Mathcore

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Create is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Create Traditional music, Folk music, No wave

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Natasha Nightingale is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists

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Melisande Mourning is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists

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Elizabeth Fawn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists

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Fetimo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Fetimo Experimental classical music, Experimental music, Ambient music

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Faun Fables is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Faun Fables Psychedelic folk, Experimental classical music, Experimental music

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Abandoned Toys is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists

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Hammock is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Hammock Shoegazing, Rock music, Space rock