Ocean of Sound: Aether Talk, Ambient Sound and Imaginary Worlds
Ocean of Sound begins in 1889 at the Paris Exposition when Debussy first heard Javanese music performed. A culture absorbed in perfume, light and ambient sound developed in response to the intangibility of 20th century communications. David Toop traces the evolution of this culture, through Erik Satie to the Velvet Undergound; Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix.
David Toop, who lives in London, is a writer, musician and recording artist. His other books are Rap Attack 3 and Exotica.
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Review: Ocean of Sound: Aether Talk, Ambient Sound and Imaginary WorldsUser Review - Anders - Goodreads
Ocean of Sound was written by David Toop, a British music-thinker, who has a history within the British free improvised scene of the 70's. Published in 1995, very current. My impression is he free ... Read full review
Review: Ocean of Sound: Aether Talk, Ambient Sound and Imaginary WorldsUser Review - Simon - Goodreads
I found this pretty frustrating. I don't mind books which are wide-ranging and unafraid to explore the fringes of their subject matter, but this was pretty much *all* fringe, with less than half of it ... Read full review