The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World
Having made his name in the late 1980s as a member of the indie band Galaxie 500, Damon Krukowski has watched cultural life lurch from analog to digital. And as an artist who has weathered the tr
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I agree that yes, when abused or misused, the digital world has its negatives, but this gener ...more
I could say it right here: signal vs. noise. But Krukowski's concise words are needed to really put that into context and perspective.
This is a worthy book to read as we carry on with our smartphones and streaming services.
And, what's more, you will learn about sound. That's a good deal.
Damon Krukowski writes as a musician, music fan, and techno nerd, yet mixes this all together quite skillfully. He writes about context, signal, and noise in ways that will make sense to most readers.
Krukowski writes that people hear in stereo sound. That ...more
I listened to Krukowski's podcast miniseries Ways of Hearing, which covers a lot of the same ground as this book. But ironically, despi ...more
I have no expectation of reading it again and feeling 'oh, now I get it', but I do want another go at what the author was reaching for, and what I felt was obscured by the interplay of poetics and sound engineering. I'm excited for another go. Just not now.
An enjoyable read but frustrating at times because of the vagueness of the terminology. "Noise," "loudness" etc have precise meanings which are not entirely consistent with their use in the book. Still, the author makes a good case for the value of non-digital forms such as records and books"
The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter offers a stronger, deeper and broader case.