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Brian Eno's Another Green World

Geeta Dayal

Geeta Dayal’s writing on music, visual art, and science has appeared in many major publications, including Bookforum, The Wire, The New York Times, The International Herald-Tribune, and The Village Voice. She is currently at work on a second book on the history of electronic music. She lives in Boston. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

33 1/3 Books

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...The serene, delicate songs on Another Green World sound practicallymeditative, but the album itself was an experiment fueled byadrenaline, panic, and pure faith. It was the first Brian Eno album tobe composed almost completely...

Angelo Badalamenti's Soundtrack from Twin Peaks

Clare Nina Norelli

Clare Nina Norelli is an Australian writer and musician. She holds degrees in composition and musicology from the Western Australian Academy of Music (WAAPA). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

33 1/3 Books

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...When Twin Peaks debuted on the ABC network on the night of April 8, 1990, thirty-five million viewers tuned in to some of the most unusual television of their lives. Centered on an eccentric, coffee-loving FBI agent’s investigation...

Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II

Marc Weidenbaum

Marc Weidenbaum founded Disquiet.com in 1996. A former editor of Tower Records' Pulse! magazine, he has written for Nature, Boing Boing, and The Atlantic online and lectures on the role of sound in the media landscape. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

33 1/3 Books

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...Extravagantly opaque, willfully vaporous - Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II, released by the estimable British label Warp Records in 1994, rejuvenated ambient music for the Internet Age that was just dawning. In the United...

Ambient Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Introduction Ambient music, alongside related forms such as chill out, muzak and easy listening, occupies a generous quantity of real estate in the few record stores that still exist in the twenty-first century. It fulfils a very...
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...Best known for providing the soundtrack to some of director David Lynch’s weirdest works, Angelo Badalamenti created a sonic palette that grounded the director’s vision in an aural reality. Born in 1937 in Brooklyn, Badalamenti began...
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...As ambient and electronic music evolved through the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, Jean-Michel Jarre proved to be one of its most important innovators. Jarre was born in Lyon, France in 1948. His father was a French Resistance veteran...

Aphex Twin

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...The Scottish DJ and producer Aphex Twin, born Richard James, emerged from the British rave scene to become one of most critically acclaimed artists within the ambient genre specifically, and electronic music generally. Born in Ireland...

Ambient

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Ambient music is a term that emerged in the 1970s to describe music designed to enhance environment and has continued to be applied to a number of differing types of primarily electronic musics. Ambient music encompasses a number...

ECM Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...ECM (Editions of Contemporary Music) is a recording company which was founded by Manfred Eicher in 1969 and is based in Munich, Germany. The music recorded by the company has over time developed such a reputation for being distinctive...

Chillout

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...The chillout genre emerged in the UK in the late 1980s in the back rooms of electronic dance music (EDM) clubs and raves that provided a relaxed and relatively quiet space for clubbers to socialize, away from the high volume and energy...