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    DescriptionSun Ra, Brian Eno, Lee Perry, Kate Bush, Kraftwerk, Aphex Twin, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Brian Wilson are interviewed in this extraordinary work of sonic history that travels from the rainforests of amazonas to virtual Las Vegas, from David Lynch's dream house, high in the Hollywood hills to the megalopolis of Tokyo. "Ocean of Sound" begins in 1889 at the Paris Exposition when Debussy first heard Javanese music performed. It goes on to comprehensively map a whole century of ambient music and its legacy.

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    Ocean of Sound
    Aether Talk, Ambient Sound and Imaginary Worlds
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Toop
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    ISBN 13: 9781852427436
    ISBN 10: 1852427434

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Libri: I-MU
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    BIC subject category V2: AVA, JFCA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 540
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: AVGC6
    LC classification: ML
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    DC22: 780.9
    DC21: 780.9
    BISAC V2.8: MUS013000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25940
    Abridged Dewey: 786
    BISAC V2.8: MUS015000
    Thema V1.0: JBCC1, AVA, AVLA
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP
    Edition statement
    5th ed.
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Serpent's Tail
    Publication date
    01 June 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    David Toop is a highly regarded author, music critic and musician. Since 1995 he has released three solo albums, curated five compilation albums (including the soundtrack to Ocean of Sound), and the sound and music exhibition at the Hayward Gallery - 'Sonic Boom'. His music journalism appears in The Wire, Book Forum, The Times and The Face.
    Review quote
    Puts Toop up there with Eno as a theorist of ambient music Wired It is the capacity of sound to thrill the senses that comes across most clearly in these pages Independent on Sunday