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Ocean of Sound : Aether Talk, Ambient Sound and Imaginary Worlds - David Toop

Ocean of Sound

Aether Talk, Ambient Sound and Imaginary Worlds

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Ocean of Sound begins in 1889 at the Paris Exposition when Debussy first heard Javanese music performed. It goes on to comprehensively map a whole century of ambient music and its legacy. Sun Ra, Brian Eno, Lee Perry, Kate Bush, Kraftwerk, Aphex Twin, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Brian Wilson are interviewed in this extraordinary history of sound that travels from the rainforests of the Amazonas to virtual Las Vegas, from David Lynch s dream house, high in the Hollywood Hills to the megalopolis of Tokyo.

Puts Toop up there with Eno as a theorist of ambient music * Wired * It is the capacity of sound to thrill the senses that comes across most clearly in these pages * Independent on Sunday *

acknowledgements
prologue: fragments and mantras
memoryp. 1
if you find earth boringp. 23
scanning: aether talkp. 33
burial ritesp. 66
content in a voidp. 87
altered states i: landscapep. 130
altered states ii: fourth worldp. 161
altered states iii: crystal worldp. 172
altered states iv: machinep. 195
altered states v: lucid dreamingp. 208
altered states vi: naturep. 217
theatre of soundp. 252
ocean of soundp. 268
bibliographyp. 281
discographyp. 287
indexp. 295
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ISBN: 9781852427436
ISBN-10: 1852427434
Series: Five Star Title
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st June 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 5