is an offshoot of the IDM
movement, similar in style to ambient music
, but far different in theme. Whereas ambient uses natural noises to represent almost a random pattern of music, illbient uses dissonant
noises and dark, unsettling ("Ill") sampless
to create, at times, controlled chaos. Illbient ranges from very minimalistic
to the rather complex, similar to other genres such as experimental hardcore and the later incarnations of IDM.