Peter Shapiro (ed.): Modulations: A History of Electronic Music: Throbbing Words on Sound (2000)

29 July 2017, dusan

Modulations contains several large essays written by music critics and musicians that provide historical and critical survey of electronic music by genre, discussing labels, sub-genres, stylistic developments, musicians, and records.

Chapters by Rob Young (Pioneers), Simon Reynolds (Krautrock), Peter Shapiro (Disco, Post Punk), Kodwo Eshun (House), David Toop (Hip-Hop), Mike Rubin (Techno), Chris Sharp (Jungle), Tony Marcus (Ambient), Kurt Reighley (Downtempo), and Michael Berk (Technology).

Project director: Iara Lee
Publisher Caipirinha Productions, New York, 2000
ISBN 189102406X, 9781891024061
255 pages

Film reviews: Stephen Holden (NYT, 1998), Tony Ramos (Hyperreal, n.d.).


PDF (39 MB, no OCR)
See also film documentary, dir. Iara Lee, 1998, 75 min.

Julian Cope: Japrocksampler. How the Post-war Japanese Blew Their Minds on Rock’n’Roll (2007)

3 March 2012, dusan

In the 1960s rock ‘n’ roll music began crossing the Atlantic Ocean—with The Beatles and The Who leading the British Invasion of the United States—and the Pacific Ocean, as American and European rock slowly began to take hold in Japan. This insightful study from visionary rock musician Julian Cope explores what really happened when Western music met Eastern shores. The clash between traditional Japanese values and the wild renegades of 1960s and 1970s rock ‘n’ roll is examined, and the seminal artists in Japanese post-World War II culture are all covered. From itinerate art-house poets to violent refusenik bands with penchants for plane hijacking, this is the story of the Japanese youths and musicians who simultaneously revolutionized a musical genre and the culture of a nation.

Publisher Bloomsbury, 2007
ISBN 0747589453, 9780747589457
302 pages

author (includes artists and groups A-Z overview)
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PDF (updated on 2012-7-16)

Julian Cope: Krautrocksampler: One Head’s Guide to the Great Komische Musik – 1968 onwards, 2nd ed (1996)

3 March 2012, dusan

A history and compendium of German rock from the 60s and 70s,

First published in Great Britain in 1995 by Head Heritage
Publisher Head Heritage, a division of K.A.K. Ltd, 1996
Head Heritage Cosmic Field Guide
ISBN 0952671913, 9780952671916
143 pages

interview with the author

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PDF (updated on 2012-7-16)