Throbbing Gristle's Twenty Jazz Funk Greats

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Bloomsbury Academic, Jan 1, 2008 - Music - 184 pages
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In 20 Jazz Funk Greats Drew Daniel (of the experimental band Matmos) creates--through both his own insights and exclusive interviews with the band--an exploded view of the album's multiple agendas: a series of close readings of each song, shot through with a sequence of thematic entries on key concepts, strategies, and contexts (noise, leisure, process, the abject, information, and repetition). This is a smart and unusual book about a pioneering band.

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User Review  - librarianbryan - LibraryThing

One of my favorite musicians writing about my all time favorite musicians. Though I can't not love it, Daniel mostly refrains from fan boy gushing, delivering a treatment that is both thought ... Read full review

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One half of art-sound duo Matmos digs deep into his quasi-favorite album by the band Throbbing Gristle, pioneers in industrial music. Structured as a track-by-track investigation, it mixes colorful ... Read full review


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Drew Daniel is one half of the acclaimed electronic group Matmos - successful in their own right, and also as collaborators with Bjork. Drew has taught the history of electronic music at the San Francisco Art Institute and a sound art seminar at Harvard. He has just moved to Baltimore, where he now teaches in the English Department at Johns Hopkins University.

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