- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Caipirinha (October 15, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 189102406X
- ISBN-13: 978-1891024061
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,659,647 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Modulations: A History of Electronic Music: Throbbing Words on Sound Paperback – September 2, 2000
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In this expansive history of electronic music, Shapiro (The Rough Guide to Drum 'n' Bass) chronicles the creative moment of generating sound through sampling, mixing, and manipulation. Written by musicians and aficionados, the articles assembled here form a fascinating account of innovators from John Cage to Miles Davis, thoroughly exploring this sprawling genre and its musical offshoots. Densely packed and meticulously detailed, the book makes some startling geographic and stylistic leaps in an effort to trace the comprehensive history of electronic music. Through interviews, vivid pictures, and crisp commentary, it illustrates how electronic music is now at work in the majority of today's musical styles. This work, a tie-in to Iara Lee's 1998 film of the same name, explores in greater detail some of the same ground covered in J.M. Kelly's The Rough Guide to Techno Music (2000). An essential tool for anyone interested in this music, whether mildly or deeply.DCaroline Dadas, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana
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Its a handsome publication that would look equally at home on a hipsters coffee table or a musicologists bookshelf. -- Metrotimes, December 12, 2000 Timothy Dugdale
an impressive and entertaining body of essays and interviews that prove how useless machines are without people... -- HX Magazine, December 2000 Austin Downey
great gift for the clubber whos not too bleary-eyed to read. -- Time Out New York, Nov 30-Dec 7, 2000
its extensive glossary and discography suggestions make Peter Shapiros book a very fine primer. -- New Music Monthly, December 2000
probably the most accessible and comprehensive electronic music reference book ever written -- Ipropaganda, Fall/Winter 2000-2001
Modulations is a comprehensive and interesting view of electronic music from the 1900s to the present. -- Mixer, November 2000
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A good read, that offers a reasonably balanced view. One of the best books on electronic music available today, not that there are many anyway.