The titles in this category are all about the different kinds of music we like. Well, mostly.

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  1. Wire #381

    Wire #381


    The Wire Magazine. Learn More
  2. Weird Al

    Weird Al: The Book


    The undisputed king of pop-culture parody, “Weird Al” Yankovic has sold more comedy recordings than any other artist in history, receiving three Grammy Awards (and 14 nominations) in the process. Learn More
  3. Tom Waits On Tom Waits

    Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews and Encounters


    Tom Waits, even with his barnyard growl and urban hipster yawp, may just be what the Daily Telegraph calls him: "the greatest entertainer on Planet Earth." Learn More
  4. This Planet Is Doomed

    This Planet Is Doomed: The Science Fiction Poetry of Sun Ra


    This Planet Is Doomed serves up a traumatic torrent of future shock from Afrofuturist Sun Ra-deeply personal and critical commentary and unsettling advice to the people of Earth, who fail to acknowledge this planet's role in the universe. Learn More
  5. The Sound of Tomorrow

    The Sound of Tomorrow: How Electronic Music Was Smuggled into the Mainstream


    London, 1966: Paul McCartney met a group of three electronic musicians called Unit Delta Plus. McCartney was there because he had become fascinated by electronic music, and wanted to know how it was made. He was one of the first rock musicians to grasp its potential, but even he was notably late to the party. Learn More
  6. Tape Op 2: The Book About Creative Music Recording

    Tape Op: The Book About Creative Music Recording Volume 2


    Tape Op: The Book About Creative Music Recording, Volume II collects interviews and articles from issues 11 to 20 of Tape Op Magazine, an independently published magazine founded in 1997. Learn More
  7. Tape Op #109

    Tape Op #109


    The Creative Music Recording Magazine. Learn More
  8. Sun Ra: Interviews And Essays

    Sun Ra: Interviews And Essays


    Composer, bandleader, pianist, poet and philosopher, Sun Ra is one of the most colourful and enduring of musical legacies, transcending time, place and cultural genres. Learn More
  9. Sun Ra: Collected Works Vol. 1

    Sun Ra: Collected Works Volume 1: Immeasurable Equation


    260 Cosmic Poems And Selected Prose Of Jazz Legend Sun Ra. Learn More
  10. Sun Ra And Ayé Aton

    Sun Ra And Ayé Aton: Space, Interiors and Exteriors 1972


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    In 1972, the legendary musician, composer and mystic Sun Ra (1914-1993) was hard at work scripting and acting in the now classic documentary on his life and work, Space is the Place, as well as publishing his second book of poetry. Learn More
  11. Space Is The Place

    Space Is The Place: The Lives And Times Of Sun Ra


    Sun Ra, a.k.a. Herman Poole "Sonny" Blount (1914–1993), has been hailed as "one of the great big-band leaders, pianists, and surrealists of jazz" (New York Times) and as "the missing link between Duke Ellington and Public Enemy" (Rolling Stone). Learn More
  12. The Source

    Source: The Untold Story of Father Yod, Ya Ho Wa 13, and The Source Family


    It was 1972, time of the cult-occult-commune explosion. By day, the Source Family served organic cuisine to John Lennon, Julie Christy, Frank Zappa and others at the famed Source restaurant. By night, in a mansion in Hollywood Hills, they explored the cosmos through the channeled wisdom of their charismatic leader, Father Yod. Learn More
  13. Sound In Z

    Sound in Z: Experiments in Sound and Electronic Music in Early 20th-Century Russia


    Sound in Z supplies the astounding and long-lost chapter in the early story of electronic music: the Soviet experiment, a chapter that runs from 1917 to the late 1930s. Learn More
  14. Songs in the Key of Z: The Curious Universe of Outsider Music

    Songs in the Key of Z: The Curious Universe of Outsider Music


    Outsider musicians can be the product of damaged DNA, alien abduction, drug fry, demonic possession, or simply sheer obliviousness. But, believe it or not, they're worth listening to, often outmatching all contenders for inventiveness and originality. Learn More
  15. The Roaring Silence: John Cage

    Roaring Silence: John Cage: A Life


    John Cage has been described as the most important composer of our time. He combined classical European training with Eastern spirituality to produce an American amalgam of such vitality and originality that it continues to define what we mean by avant-garde. Learn More
  16. On Some Faraway Beach

    On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and Times of Brian Eno


    From an idiosyncratic childhood in a sleepy British market town to the top of the international pop charts, this first critical examination of the life of Brian Eno charts a lengthy and colorful journey. Learn More
  17. Micro-Bionic

    Micro-Bionic: Radical Electronic Music And Sound Art In The 21st Century


    As mainstream music consumers wait with baited breath for the next major musical upheaval, a small core of tech-savvy, highly mobile individuals are re-shaping the aural landscape without the assurance of being part of any larger movement. Learn More
  18. Mellodrama, the Mellotron Story

    Mellodrama, the Mellotron Story: How Harry Chamberlin's Magic Box Set Loose the Beatles, Prog Rock, Post-Punk, and "Free Bird"


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    NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL: November 13. Pre-order now. Release dates and prices are tentative. Learn More
  19. Lowside of the Road: A Life Of Tom Waits

    Lowside of the Road: A Life Of Tom Waits


    With his trademark growl, carnival-madman persona, haunting music, and unforgettable lyrics, Tom Waits is one of the most revered and critically acclaimed singer-songwriters alive today. Learn More
  20. Krautrock

    Krautrock: Cosmic Rock and Its Legacy


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    Krautrock charts the history of this influential music genre, from its roots in free jazz, psychedelia and the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen, to the groundbreaking experiments of Faust, Kraftwerk and Can. Learn More
  21. Kraftwerk: Publikation

    Kraftwerk: Publikation


    Kraftwerk: Publikation is the ultimate biography of the earliest Electronic Dance Music pioneers, available for the first time in the US. Learn More
  22. Kraftwerk

    Kraftwerk: Music Non-Stop


    When they were creating and releasing their most influential albums in the mid to late 1970s, Kraftwerk were far from the musical mainstream – and yet it is impossible now to imagine the history of popular music without them. Today, Kraftwerk are considered to be an essential part of pop’s DNA, alongside artists like the Beatles, the Velvet Underground, and Little Richard. Learn More
  23. Journey To A Plugged In State Of Mind Electronic Music

    Journey To A Plugged In State Of Mind Electronic Music: 100 Years Of Experimention And Exploitation


    The story of electronic music and composition has, in recent decades, become a significant musical legacy. Seen by many as a novelty for a long time, the synthesiser and drum machine derived pop of the late 1970s and early 1980s finally landed the squeals and squelches of solder and circuit y in the mainstream, validating an extensive period of painstaking research and experimentation dating back to the late 19th Century. The connect ion between Edgard Varese, La Roux, Brian Eno, The Human League and The Plastic Cow Goes Moo is a complex and solder-heavy one. Learn More
  24. John Cage: Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)

    John Cage: Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)


    Composed over the course of 16 years, John Cage's Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) is one of his most prescient and personal works. A repository of observations, anecdotes, obsessions, jokes and koan like stories, the diary registers Cage's assessment of the times in which he lived as well as his often uncanny predictions about the world we live in now. Learn More
  25. How To Wreck A Nice Beach

    How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks


    The history of the vocoder: how popular music hijacked the Pentagon's speech scrambling weapon. Learn More

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