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...Led by former DJ James Murphy, LCD Soundsystem brought electronic music to the forefront of the American mainstream through the 2000s and 2010s. Formed in Brooklyn in 2002 with Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang, LCD Soundsystem attracted...

Portishead

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...Portishead is a band based in Bristol, UK, and named after a town of the same name near Bristol, the hometown of band keyboardist Geoff Barrow. The band is considered to be one of the pioneers of trip-hop, a musical genre that fuses...

Radiohead

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...Radiohead is a British alternative rock band whose music is said to have revived the progressive rock genre with its distinctive experimental sounds. All members of the band attended Abingdon School in Oxford, UK. At first, the band...

DJ Shadow

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...The pioneering American turntablist DJ Shadow helped to reignite an interest in lost music through the inventive use of samples. Born Joshua Davis in San Jose, California in 1972, Shadow began experimenting with four-track recording while...

Music at Home, Politics Afar

Timothy D. Taylor

Timothy D. Taylor is Asssistant Professor of Music at Columbia University. He is author of Global Pop: World Music, World Markets, also published by Routledge. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Strange Sounds : Music, Technology, & Culture

Taylor & Francis Group, 2001

Scholarly Books

...On October 21, 1996, the Packard Bell computer company unveiled its sixty-second television ad that shows real/retouched—hyperreal—people waiting in line at a forbidding big city bank. They wait and wait and wait, hardly moving...

Glitch

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Glitch is a term used to describe areas of electronic music production that foreground the accidental or purposeful destruction of sounds in the pursuit of integrating digital noise materials into music. Through exploring the limitations...

Moby, Minstrelsy and Melville

Richard Osborne

Richard Osborne is Senior Lecturer in Popular Music at Middlesex University, UK. Prior to becoming a lecturer he worked in record shops, held various posts at PRS for Music, and co-managed a pub. He is the author of Vinyl: A History of the Analogue Record (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In 1999 Mute Records released Play by Moby. Daniel Miller has admitted that the label was not in ‘great shape’ at this point and nor was Moby’s career (2017: 29). The performer had had chart success in the UK with his...

Technostalgia

Timothy D. Taylor

Timothy D. Taylor is Asssistant Professor of Music at Columbia University. He is author of Global Pop: World Music, World Markets, also published by Routledge. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Strange Sounds : Music, Technology, & Culture

Taylor & Francis Group, 2001

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...If you have seen television, magazines, or newspapers, visited websites, or heard music, you are probably aware that we are in the midst of a 1950s and early 1960s revival. There was a 1950s revival before, in the 1970s, when, for example...

Edmonton, AB

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 913,000 (2000) Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta, located in the western Prairie region of Canada. Originally settled by aboriginal people roughly 11,000 years ago, especially Cree, it was established...

Mexico

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

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...Mexico is bordered by the United States to the north and Belize and Guatemala to the south. The population is 60 percent mestizo, 30 percent Amerindian, 9 percent white, and 1 percent other. Mexico was ruled by Spain for nearly three...