Sounds of Future Past: from Neu! to Numan

Sean Albiez

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    Abstract

    In late 1970s and early 80s European rock and pop music a predominantly Deutsch-Englisch creative network of musicians forged a sonic futurscape, an imagined world of trans-local musical activity, constituted through the exploration of new electronic synthesised sounds and the radical re-invention of guitar based Anglo-American rock music. At the heart of this futurscape was music embodying the notion that manipulating sound through recording technology, the mixing desk, sound processors and tape editing was fundamental to the creative musical process. Traditional criteria of musicality seemed peripheral in efforts to reinvent the sonicality of rock music.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPOP SOUNDS: Klangtexturen in der Pop- und Rockmusik
    EditorsThomas Phleps, Ralf von Appen
    Place of PublicationBielefeld
    PublisherTranscript-Verlag
    Pages129-152
    ISBN (Print)3-89942-150-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

    Publication series

    Nametexte zur populären musik
    Number1

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