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Exotica: Fabricated Soundscapes in a Real World

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Exotica takes a look at the music and people behind some of the world's most witty, experimental and adventurous sound recordings. Since the invention of the microphone, people have experimented with sound, putting everything from thunderstorms and dolphin sounds, medical operations, native jungle drums and junkyard trash down on vinyl. Notions of the exotic have inspired ...more
Paperback, 271 pages
Published May 31st 1998 by Serpent's Tail
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Tosh
Nov 14, 2007 Tosh rated it it was amazing
There are three different levels of listening to 'Exotica' music. They are:

1) Use the music for one's love of fake exoctia surroundings including the music

2) See Martin Denny and others as serious composers in the 20th Century.

3) or a combination of both


Actually I think I will choose number 2. But 1 & 3 works as well. And so does David Toop's excellent study on Exotica music. He interivews everyone from Ryuchi Sakamoto to Martin Denny to talk about the music. He doesn't rule out the joy of e
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Jonathan
Dec 08, 2008 Jonathan rated it really liked it
I learned a lot about many things I knew only a little about before. I actually enjoyed this more than Ocean of Sound, if only because it dealt with genres and movements I had a bit less familiarity with. Not sure about the fiction, however.
Chris
Jan 25, 2008 Chris rated it it was amazing
A shortwave radio of a book.
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