Winner of the ARSC’s Award for Best Research (History) in Folk, Ethnic, or World Music ()When Jamaican recording engineers Osbourne. Michael E. Veal, Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, x + pp., 24 b&w photos. Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae. MICHAEL. E. VEAL. Middletown CT: Wesleyan University Press, x + pp. (Paper US$ .
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A great read if you are interested in the more technical side of Jamaican music- which is actually pretty low-tech. It’s clear from the soundscaoes introduction that this is a personal music to him — one that grabbed his attention immediately and held it with sufficient vigor to create this extremely thorough review.
Woundscapes least, that is how it all started. Just as hip-hop turned phonograph turntables into musical instruments, dub turned the mixing and sound processing technologies of the recording studio into instruments of composition and real-time improvisation.
The reason that I think those two artists in particular were important to have brought up, is that their influence from Du This book had much to say on the techniques used to create some of the most distinctive soundscapes in recorded music.
Book titles OR Journal titles. Apr 11, Sheehan rated it it was amazing. I suppose that I had just hoped that the first volume on the subject would be a pure history, concerned more with chronicling the who, what, when, where and how of the music rather than using it as a launching point for a pedantic examination of its social and cultural implications.
Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae
David Willerton rated it it was amazing Sep 27, View freely available titles: Clear-headed academic overview of dub. Certainly Veal covers the far-reaching influence of the genre after its decline and transformation into Raga and Dancehall, but really missed out on what a fantastic shatteref it had in the early and mid seventies, as can be heard on recordings by Can, The Talking Sonbs, and Eno himself.
In the process, Veal articulates dub’s symbolic connections to such notions as diaspora and modernity, engaging with the discourses of Afro-futurism and the post-human as well as with postcolonial studies and the emerging literature concerned with sonic or audio culture SterneBull and Back In what seems like a useful if, to my knowledge, unprecedented and ultimately confusing application of Schafer’s term, Veal often uses soundscape as a verb e.
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the sounrscapes Books by Michael E. That being said, between some shattersd from this book, Internet searches, Pandora’s dub channel, and watching the film Rockers recommendedI’ve had an enjoyable, deeper excursion into the world of dub.
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Great musical history, a bit academic for those put off by critical theory, but really well thought out and researched, a great addition to the canon of literature on Jamaican music. He is the author of Fela: Jason Heller rated it it was amazing Dec 13, If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.
Lists with This Book. The deconstructive process of the music gets reified in so many of the forms that succeed it. Aside from that, an excellent overview of a rarely-covered field of study. Dub artists have never been in the spotlight the way their reggae brethren were. Probably every music lover over the age of 20 knows reggae star Bob Marley, and names like Peter Tosh and Black Uhuru might even ring a distant bell, but the grand-masters of dub are hardly known. It does get a little pedantic toward the end, but not before giving the reader the tools to listen to and understand dub with a greater appreciation for the environment that inspired it, the artists that pioneered it, and the techniques that made it come alive-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live.
Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae by Michael E. Veal
JHat rated it really liked it Apr 05, Of course the focus is on dub. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I found most of the tracks on Rdio and YouTube.
Mar 25, Brian rated it really liked it. Kam-Au rated it it was amazing Jun 05, As the author puts it:.
Wesleyan University Press Amazon. Mark rated it really liked it May 25, Just as hip-hop turned phonograph turntables into musical instruments, dub turned the mixing and sound processing technologies of the recording studio into instruments of composition and real-time improvisation. Press, Middletown, Connecticut, U.
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Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Although a smattering of articles and chapter-length treatments of dub can be found across the disparate reggae and electronic music literature, Veal’s study is the first extended work to approach what he calls the “sonic, procedural, and conceptual aspects” of song in substantial depth.
Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Alex Mchugh rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The author situates the lives of the main artists and their music against the cultural and political backdrop of Jamaican history and analyzes the dialectics of music and technology.
Jun 21, Shaattered Masso rated it it was amazing. In fact, adding is precisely the opposite of what the dub producers actually did, because they [End Page ] stripped pre-existing songs of their riffs, lyrics and melodic lines shattfred than building up a mix from scratch.
I most enjoyed the features on s One of the best researched books about reggae ever! That being said, between some tips from this book, Internet searches, Pandora’s Some great bios and stories of the key players in dub are the highlight of this book.