It is as eclectic as the book and features a lot of the artists interviewed and mentioned - Sun Ra, Aphex Twin, and others.
It is probably best read in bits, before bed or in the bathroom, where the individual moments of brilliance can be better appreciated.
Yet at the same time, there's a clarity & focus to the writing, which becomes apparent as the reader flows from one topic to the next.
Nice overview of music that falls thru the
cracks-great chapter on the Ambient scene in
England in the nineties.
I was not pleased with this book
It seems to be written by some pseudo-intellectual that is desperate to impress with a fload of scattered ideas, way too many, and all... Read more
I find the author's work interesting but at the same time unbalanced.
What brings me to write this article is his strident, absurd critique of Steve... Read more
This is an amazing document on the sonic explorations of the last 100 years, from improv classical to backwords dub lines to the tweak tweak nob movements of our techno, this book... Read morePublished on January 7, 2000 by email@example.com
Written by a practitioner, this book on ambient music, and the place of sound itself in the history of music, should be read by anyone who has an interest in the nature of human's... Read morePublished on August 15, 1999