Isolationism is term coined by British musician Kevin Martin, used to describe a darker breed of ambient music that came to prominence in the mid-1990s. It had been described as "ambient's sinister, antisocial cousin". The term "Isolationalism", as a music genre, first appeared in print in a September 1993 issue of The Wire magazine, describing a form of fractured, subdued music that "pushed away" listeners. The author of the article was British musician Kevin Martin, then known for his projects GOD and Techno Animal. Read more on Last.fm.