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The Wire Primers: A Guide to Modern Music

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Since it was founded in 1982, The Wire magazine has covered a vast range of alternative, experimental, underground and non-mainstream music. Now some of that knowledge has been distilled into The Wire Primers: a comprehensive guide to the core recordings of some of the most visionary and inspiring, subversive and radical musicians on the planet, past and present. Each chapter surveys the musical universe of a particular artist, group or genre by way of a contextualizing introduction and a thumbnail guide to the most essential recordings. A massive and eclectic range of music is celebrated and demystified, from rock mavericks such as Captain Beefheart and The Fall; the funk of James Brown and Fela Kuti; the future jazz of Sun Ra and Ornette Coleman; and the experimental compositions of John Cage and Morton Feldman. Genres surveyed and explained include P-funk, musique concrète, turntablism, Brazilian Tropicália, avant metal and dubstep. The Wire Primers is a vital guide to contemporary sounds, providing an accessible entry point for any reader wanting to dig below the surface of mainstream music.

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An essential handbook to the most advanced modern music from the Bible of experimental sounds.

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ISBN:
9781844674275
Author:
Young, Rob
Publisher:
Verso
Contribution:
Barnes, Mike
Contribution:
Cain, Nick
Author:
Lee, Stewart
Author:
Shapiro, Peter
Author:
Pouncey, Edwin
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Reynolds, Simon
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Szwed, John
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Gray, Louise
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Keenan, David
Author:
Barnes, Mike
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Witherden, Barry
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Cain, Nick
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Lange, Art
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Licht, Alan
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Walmsley, Derek
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Ratliff, Ben
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Reference
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MUSIC / Reference
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
November 2009
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
7.42x7.42x.56 in. .70 lbs.

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