74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Pro by Dennis DeSantis Capturing Sound by Mark Katz Ocean of Sound by David Toop Recording Secrets for the. David Toop’s extraordinary work of sonic history travels from the rainforests of Amazonas to the megalopolis of Tokyo via the work of artists as diverse as Brian . Ocean of Sound begins in at the Paris Exposition when Debussy first heard Javanese David Toop is a highly regarded author, music critic and musician.

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Maybe that’s my fault or the fault of the back cover blurb writerbut I can’t really see the relevance of the extended chapter describing in tedious detail the author’s journey into the amazon rainforest. Refresh and try again.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Ocean of Sound is a good title: May 28, Nick Johnston rated it really liked it. My impression is he free-associated and free-wheeled through a whole roster of ideas and musicians, possible and impossible realms of music as a phenomenon, and linked them to general cultural trends of previous and tangibly close eras.

Stream-of-consciousness trip through the subtle and imaginative world of David Toop as he waxes nostalgic upon all his musical forbears. The fact that the book has a discography is laudable.


Ocean of Sound

Appropriately enough, it’s a great book for browsing around in, which is what I did with it for all these years until just recently I decided to read it all the way through at last. I listen to a lot of boring music.

If it’s not doing that, it’s not working. I find his writing on point using a personal sphere of examples and drawn connections. Ocean of Sound begins in at the Paris exposition when Debussy first heard Ttoop music performed.

– David Toop – Ocean Of Sound by Groove Archives | Mixcloud

One of the best books on music I have read. This isn’t just a potted history of ambient music, although it covers the subject comprehensively. To hear nothing, you have to be dead. Fuck what yo mama say — “The magician is assisted by a boy, to whom in the dark he speaks at a distance through a tube formed of the windpipes of cranes, storks, or swans An ethereal culture developed in response to the intangibility of 20th century communications.

So what is this book about? I once told a friend that it was a book about ambient music, and saw his interest instantly disappear. One of my favourite passages describes an experiment Eno conducted: Lying in a hammock listening to Amazonian frog concerts.

Ocean of Sound soune in at the Paris exposition when Debussy first heard Javanese music performed.

Ocean of Sound : Ambient sound and radical listening in the age of communication

I started listening to this thing, over and over. Really wonderful survey of “ambient,” expanded to include jimi hendrix, rahsaan roland kirk, kate bush, etc. Retrieved October 2, Calf rated it really liked it. I learned I need to re-read it, with an eye for taking notes.


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A kf like this leaves you wanting more, but that’s probably the whole idea Albums of the ’90s. I found this pretty frustrating. It privileges tone over facts. I liked the chapter on Sun Ra, probably because I’m already familiar with his music and biography.

So he made I found this pretty frustrating. Dec 26, No trivia or quizzes yet.

Aug 22, Will rated it really liked it. The book isn’t scholarly in an exhaustive or academically-worked-out sense, but still tooo informed. This is the ocesn time I’ve read this book, and it is even better with several years of exploring music since the first time.

Good articles Use dmy dates from January Articles with hAudio microformats Track listings with input errors. Some of the best writing on sound I have ever read.