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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - chriszodrow - LibraryThing
Toop writes like the music he loves; ethereal, synthetic, atmospheric, even poetic. Toop embraces the multiplicity as the new one-ness, but the result is a lack of signposts. This lack of verticality ... Read full review
Review: Ocean of Sound: Aether Talk, Ambient Sound and Imaginary WorldsUser Review - Jess - Goodreads
Super dense but great so far. Read full review