"I Could Never Make That Music Again is a choral album, a sound collage crafted out of interviews,where artists, musicians, DJs and sound makers talk openly about their work, their visions, their hopes, their moments of doubts and their regrets in a loosely constructed narrative. Even though most of the people interviewed here have just met on a few occasions, they have all participated in the making of the history of electronic music; from the early tape experiments in the 1950s to the latest trends in techno. Derrick May and Stacey Pullen, the pioneers of Detroit techno, reply to an audio letter recorded in 1966 at the Phillips research laboratory in Holland by Fred Judd talking to a certain Tom Dissevelt about the lack of commercial interest in electronic music. Thirty five years on the musicians of today air their thoughts on the subject. Steve Reich and The Residents swap anecdotes, DJ Shadow chats to Coldcut, Rioji Ikeda to Richie Hawtin. Autechre reflect on the beauty of machines, A Guy called Gerald ponders on the cosmic realms of sound, Aphex Twin remembers his dreams, and Mad Mike from Underground Resistance marvels at the forces of Nature. The musician and author David Toop reflects on the act of listening, and Matthew Herbert plays around with everyday sounds. The music that accompanies, underlines, perturbs and enrichs this flow of words, mirrors the sonic environment that surrounds us. Everyday sounds, samples from hit records, disturbing frequencies and banging machines converse with this polyphonic chorus of voices and memories." (label info)
in stock | BE| 2007| SUB ROSA | 14.80

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