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Vinyl: A History of the Analogue Record

Vinyl: A History of the Analogue Record

  • Author: Richard Osborne
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131700180X
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 224
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Vinyl: A History of the Analogue Record is the first in-depth study of the vinyl record. Richard Osborne traces the evolution of the recording format from its roots in the first sound recording experiments to its survival in the world of digital technologies. This book addresses the record's relationship with music: the analogue record was shaped by, and helped to shape, the music of the twentieth century. It also looks at the cult of vinyl records. Why are users so passionate about this format? Why has it become the subject of artworks and advertisements? Why are vinyl records still being produced? This book explores its subject using a distinctive approach: the author takes the vinyl record apart and historicizes its construction. Each chapter explores a different element: the groove, the disc shape, the label, vinyl itself, the album, the single, the b-side and the 12" single, and the sleeve. By anatomizing vinyl in this manner, the author shines new light on its impact and appeal.

Litpop: Writing and Popular Music

Litpop: Writing and Popular Music

  • Author: Dr Adam Hansen,Dr Rachel Carroll
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1472410998
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 258
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Bringing together exciting new interdisciplinary work from emerging and established scholars in the UK and beyond, Litpop addresses the question: how has writing past and present been influenced by popular music, and vice versa? Contributions explore how various forms of writing have had a crucial role to play in making popular music what it is, and how popular music informs ‘literary’ writing in diverse ways. The collection features musicologists, literary critics, experts in cultural studies, and creative writers, organised in three themed sections. ‘Making Litpop’ explores how hybrids of writing and popular music have been created by musicians and authors. ‘Thinking Litpop’ considers what critical or intellectual frameworks help us to understand these hybrid cultural forms. Finally, ‘Consuming Litpop’ examines how writers deal with music’s influence, how musicians engage with literary texts, and how audiences of music and writing understand their own role in making ‘Litpop’ happen. Discussing a range of genres and periods of writing and popular music, this unique collection identifies, theorizes, and problematises connections between different forms of expression, making a vital contribution to popular musicology, and literary and cultural studies.

Vinyl Records and Analog Culture in the Digital Age

Vinyl Records and Analog Culture in the Digital Age

Pressing Matters

  • Author: Paul E. Winters
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1498510086
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 212
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Analog Culture in the Digital Age: Pressing Matters examines the resurgence of vinyl record technologies in the twenty-first century and their place in the history of analog sound and the recording industry. It seeks to answer the questions: why has this supposedly outmoded format made a comeback in a digital culture into which it might appear to be unwelcome? Why, in an era of disembodied pleasures afforded to us in this age of cloud computing would listeners seek out this remnant of the late nineteenth century and bring it seemingly back from the grave? Why do many listeners believe vinyl, with its obvious drawbacks, to be a superior format for conveying music to the relatively noiseless CD or digital file? This book looks at the ways in which music technologies are both inflected by and inflect human interactions, creating discourses, practices, disciplines, and communities.

Mute Records

Mute Records

Artists, Business, History

  • Author: Zuleika Beaven,Marcus O’Dair,Richard Osborne
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 150134062X
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 256
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Mute Records is one of the most influential, commercially successful, and long-lasting of the British independent record labels formed in the wake of the late-1970's punk explosion. Yet, in comparison with contemporaries such as Rough Trade or Stiff, its legacy remains under-explored. This edited collection addresses Mute's wide-ranging impact. Drawing from disciplines such as popular music studies, musicology, and fan studies, it takes a distinctive, artist-led approach, outlining the history of the label by focusing each chapter on one of its acts. The book covers key moments in the company's evolution, from the first releases by The Normal and Fad Gadget to recent work by Arca and Dirty Electronics. It shines new light on the most successful Mute artists, including Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, Erasure, Moby, and Goldfrapp, while also exploring the label's avant-garde innovators, such as Throbbing Gristle, Mark Stewart, Labaich, Ut, and Swans. Mute Records examines the business and aesthetics of independence through the lens of the label's artists.

Vinyl

Vinyl

The Analogue Record in the Digital Age

  • Author: Dominik Bartmanski,Ian Woodward
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857856618
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 240
  • View: 8333
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Vinyl, a contemporary cultural icon, is brought to life through case studies, stories and interviews from buyers, makers, musicians and record producers across the world.

Popular Music

Popular Music

Topics, Trends & Trajectories

  • Author: Tara Brabazon
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446292266
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
  • View: 7355
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'An incredibly wide-ranging critical account of popular music. The book is an essential resource for all staff and students in the field' - John Storey, Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland Organized in accessible sections and covering the main themes of research and teaching it examines: • The key approaches to understanding popular music • The main settings of exchange and consumption • The role of technology in the production of popular music • The main genres of popular music • The key debates of the present day Barbazon writes with verve and penetration. Her approach starts with how most people actually consume music today and transfers this onto the plain of study. The book enables teachers and students to shuffle from one topic to the other whilst providing an unparalleled access the core concepts and issues. As such, it is the perfect study guide for undergraduates located in this exciting and expanding field. Tara Brabazon is Professor of Communication at University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

Jung and the Postmodern

Jung and the Postmodern

The Interpretation of Realities

  • Author: Christopher Hauke
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131779849X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 240
  • View: 7346
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What has Jung to do with the Postmodern? Chris Hauke's lively and provocative book, puts the case that Jung's psychology constitutes a critique of modernity that brings it in line with many aspects of the postmodern critique of contemporary culture. The metaphor he uses is one in which 'we are gazing through a Jungian transparency or filter being held up against the postmodern while, from the other side, we are also able to look through a transparency or filter of the postmodern to gaze at Jung. From either direction there will be a new and surprising vision.' Setting Jung against a range of postmodern thinkers, Hauke recontextualizes Jung' s thought as a reponse to modernity, placing it - sometimes in parallel and sometimes in contrast to - various postmodern discourses. Including chapters on themes such as meaning, knowledge and power, the contribution of architectural criticism to the postmodern debate, Nietzsche's perspective theory of affect and Jung's complex theory, representation and symbolization, constructivism and pluralism, this is a book which will find a ready audience in academy and profession alike.

Sound and Recording

Sound and Recording

An Introduction

  • Author: Francis Rumsey,Tim Mccormick
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1136121749
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 608
  • View: 327
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This best-selling book introduces you to the principles of sound, perception, audio technology and systems. Whilst offering vital reading for audio students and trainee engineers, this guide is ideal for anyone concerned with audio, sound and recording, beginners and professionals alike. This new edition is bang up to date, with a new chapter on sound quality, expanded information on sequecing, rewire and digital audio synchonisation, pitch correction and blue ray disk.

The Rough Guide to Rock

The Rough Guide to Rock

  • Author: Peter Buckley
  • Publisher: Rough Guides
  • ISBN: 9781843531050
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 1225
  • View: 2446
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Compiles career biographies of over 1,200 artists and rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap.

The Future of Writing

The Future of Writing

  • Author: J. Potts
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137440406
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 150
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This fascinating collection draws together perspectives on the future of writing in publishing, journalism and online sites. Discussion ranges across the challenges and opportunities for writing and publishing in the context of new content platforms, formats and distribution networks, including e-books, online news and publishing, and social media.