Daniel Kernohan of Verge Music and Spool edited this fascinating book of essays from writers who connect popular music to the avant, obscure, experimental and unusual musics available in the modern age.
Kernohan, Daniel (Editor)
Music IS Rapid Transportation: from the Beatles to Xenakis [BOOK]
Released in: Canada
"A truly alternative look at music lists, not one that merely includes the obvious but shows the connections of popular music to the avant garde, the obscure, the experimental, the quirky, and the adventurous. This book leads the curious reader towards new musical experiences hitherto unknown to them. Whether a fellow traveling musical obsessive or one to whom much of this is uncharted waters, the book maps out paths to exciting sonic adventures. The direction is not from low art to high art, but from the familiar to the unfamiliar. From musicians who are known to all, to artists who are known only to a few. Along the way, new moments of joy.
This book is in three parts. The first includes seven idiosyncratic journeys from the popular to the farthest regions of music. These listening autobiographies explain the importance of artists of both international renown and almost complete obscurity.
The second part has over one hundred small essays describing personal musical epiphanies, exploring not only the contributions of each artist, but also providing connections to other related artists for further listening.
The final section of the book consists of seven lists of what each writer considers the most important recordings in their own listening education. While perusing these lists, one will find hundreds of routes to use in the search for a musical northwest passage.
The book is lavishly illustrated with 34 fine photographs."
From the introduction by Daniel Kernohan:
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