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Sounds Before Our Time: Replicating the Old to Make the New

Robert Loss

Robert Loss is an assistant professor in Writing, Literature, and Philosophy at Columbus College of Art and Design, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nothing Has Been Done Before : Seeking the New in 21st-Century American Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Perfect Southern Rock Sound Forever—Greenberg Gets Entrenched—The Swerve All it takes is a second or two and the guitars in the Drive-By Truckers’ “Let There Be Rock” call to mind the influential bands Patterson Hood name-checks later...


Artist Pages

...Considered one of the first songwriters and producers to have brought disco music to the international stage, Giorgio Moroder paved the way for pop music’s contemporary focus on electronic production. Born in Italy in 1940, Moroder toured...

Depeche Mode

Artist Pages

...The electronic new-wave work of Depeche Mode helped to break the British musical movement internationally. Formed in England in 1980 by Vince Clark, Andy Fletcher, and Martin Gore, the band pivoted to an electronic sound after hearing...


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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Synthpop is a collective, meta-generic term that emerged in the 1979–82 period and is now used historically to identify an eclectic range of bands and artists who foregrounded synthesizers in a pop and rock context in innovative ways...