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

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  1. Always in Trouble

    Always in Trouble: An Oral History of ESP-Disk', the Most Outrageous Record Label in America


    In 1964, Bernard Stollman launched the independent record label ESP-Disk' in New York City to document the free jazz movement there. Learn More
  2. Tom Waits Bad as Me

    Bad As Me (Book/CD)


    Throughout his career, Tom Waits has created milestone albums that serve both to refine the music that has come before, and to signal a new phase in his career: Rain Dogs and Mule Variations are both counted by fans as among these pivotal works. Learn More
  3. Burning Man Live

    Burning Man Live: 13 Years of Piss Clear, Black Rock City's Alternative Newspaper


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    From 1995 to 2007, the alternative newspaper Piss Clear covered the colorful culture of Black Rock City with a cheeky, sarcastic tone that earned the paper its reputation as the 'Vice magazine of the playa.' Learn More
  4. Electric Eden

    Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music


    In the late 1960s, with popular culture hurtling forward on the sounds of rock music, some brave musicians looked back instead, trying to recover the lost treasures of English roots music and update them for the new age. Learn More
  5. Gathering of the Tribe

    Gathering of the Tribe: Music and Heavy Conscious Creation


    From Mozart to Miles Davis, it is a matter of record that over many centuries composers and musicians have been consistently inspired by the occult. Learn More
  6. Guerrilla Home Recording

    Guerrilla Home Recording


    How to Get Great Sound from Any Studio (no matter how weird or cheap your gear is) Learn More
  7. Hi, How Are You?

    Hi, How Are You?: The Life, Art And Music Of Daniel Johnston : Tarssa Yazdani / Don Goede


    An illustrated biography of Daniel Johnston, his life and art. Learn More
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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

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