The authoritative, sumptuously illustrated history of Mute Records, a one-man label which helped launch Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, Goldfrapp, and many more
Experimentalists of the Independent Music Movement
Author: Daniel Miller,Terry Burrows
This spectacular volume is a compendium of beautiful recording and playback equipment and at the same time an engaging, comprehensive history of sound recording. Organized chronologically, it showcases specially commissioned photography of the beautiful, iconic and rarely seen objects contained within the diverse collections of the EMI Archive Trust. Recording equipment, playback devices, catalogues, artist files, records, master tapes, radios and televisions are all here, accompanied by detailed specifications and intriguing archival photographs. Interspersed with the timeline and images are in-depth articles that tell the complete stories of the pioneering advances in the evolution of sound technology, from the invention of the 'Gramophone' method to the development of electronic signal amplifiers, and from the arrival of magnetic tape recording to the advent of CDs and the dawn of the digital age. It is sure to prove irresistible to music geeks and design lovers alike.
A Visual History for Audiophiles
Author: Terry Burrows
One of the most tangible aftershocks of Punk was its urgency to prompt individuals into action. Document your reality: do it yourself. From this, a generation of young men were inspired and, with often zero financial planning or business sense, in a bedroom, garage or shed, labels such as Factory, Rough Trade, Mute, 4AD, Beggars Banquet, Warp, Domino and Creation began, shifting the musical landscape and trading on an ethos and identity no brand consultant would now dare dream of. Musicians were encouraged to do whatever the hell they wanted and damn the consequences. From humble beginnings, some of our most influential artists were allowed to thrive: New Order, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, Orange Juice, Cocteau Twins, Sonic Youth, Happy Mondays, Primal Scream, Aphex Twin, Teenage Fanclub, My Bloody Valentine, Autechre, Broadcast, Vampire Weekend, The White Stripes and Artic Monkeys to name but a handful. This is the story, set to an incredible soundtrack, of the enormous scale of the passions, the size of the egos, and the true extent of the madness of the mavericks who had the vision and bloody-mindedness to make the musical landscape exciting again.
The Madmen and Mavericks who made Independent Music 1975-2005
Author: Richard King
Publisher: Faber & Faber
This is the definitive overview of the artwork of the seminal Manchesterbased Factory label, covering its iconic record sleeves, posters, ephemera, venues and packaging. After a foreword by the late founder of Factory, Tony Wilson, an introductory essay discusses the labels role in bringing design to the mainstream. Thereafter the book is organized as a generously illustrated catalogue, arranged by the famous Factory reference system. Factory Records, as part of the story, has been given its own reference number Fac 461 making it a collectable item in its own right.
The Complete Graphic Album
Author: Matthew Robertson
Depeche Mode: Monument illustrates the amazing success story that began in 1981 and is still going strong after 100 million album sales. This book contains: information on all of the band's releases from 1981 to 2017; over a thousand images, including never-before-seen photos, concert posters, and album artwork; a special look at fan culture; interviews with stage managers, friends, producers, tour companions, radio hosts, and fans; and so much more. The affection that Depeche Mode command year after year from their ever-growing fan base is incredible. No other band possesses such a vital, self-organized fan culture. Along with an unprecedented collection of artifacts presented together for the first time, this volume offers extensive information, background facts, and anecdotes that will cater to both newcomers and die-hard Depeche Mode fans alike.
Author: Dennis Burmeister
“That day I realized I had lost her forever. I had lost her smile, her friendship, her voice… But still, somewhere in my heart, I believed her to be my girlfriend. My mute girlfriend.” Rohan is a telecom professional posted in Meerut and misses his girlfriend from college days, who had stopped interacting with him, without giving any reason. Although she had always stood by his side and her eyes reflected immense love, but she remained his mute girlfriend. The book opens with an SMS from Vaidehi to Rohan, after five long years. But before he could reply, his mobile gets damaged and he wanders in his memories to narrate a story. About how his girlfriend became his mute girlfriend after the first year of their engineering college. My Mute Girlfriend is a true romance story of how Rohan unravels the answers to why Vaidehi was mute for so long, and how their life is about to change. But little do they know that the worst is yet to come.
Author: Himanshu Rai,
Publisher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
The Warp record label is home to some of the most influential and innovative artists in popular music today, including Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, LFO and many others. This book is a complete discography of all Warp releases, as well as featuring interviews with co-founder Steve Beckett and quotes from its stable of musicians.
Author: Rob Young
Publisher: Black Dog Publishing
The Vinyl Factory presents 3D and the art of Massive Attack by Robert del Naja (aka 3D) a 300-page 12"x12" hardback reversible book format with two different covers starting at the past or the present (with screen printed front covers) on the visual history of the artist and his band who have sold over 11 million records worldwide. Compiled and designed by 3D using images from a personal archive and original artifacts scanned by the artist for the record. Robert's artwork has come to define the iconic style of his band and the book explores their visual history, presenting both familiar and previously unseen work, from his influential graffiti and stencil art in the Wild Bunch-era of the 80s to Massive Attack cover designs and paste-ups and paintings. Also included is his work made in collaboration with Nick Knight, Tom Hingston, Judy Blame and Michael Nash Associates, as well as unseen photographs documenting Del Naja's ongoing LED work with United Visual ArtistsUnited Visual Artists, and his recent work with filmmaker Adam Curtis. The 300-page book also features an in-depth interview with the artist, where he describes the development of the band's artwork and record sleeve designs, as well as offering insight into his process and inspirations. Del Naja's background as a graffiti artist has shaped his evolving aesthetic, as well as a strong ethos of do it yourself creativity. His instincts as an artist were forged in an atmosphere of spontaneity and innovation - from making flyers to throwing warehouse parties - and this way of working informed the first record sleeves he created. Inspired by magazine culture and comics, 3D drew on wide-ranging influences, from New Yorks hip-hop scene and Japanese graphics, Jean-Michel Basquiats cultural juxtapositions to Warhols pop imagery, politics and punk.
Author: Robert Del Naja,Sean Bidder
Publisher: Thames Hudson
A history of the nightclub from Studio 54 to the Double Club Nightclubs and discothèques are hotbeds of contemporary culture. Throughout the 20th century, they have been centres of the avant-garde that question the established codes of social life and experiment with different realities, merging interior and furniture design, graphics and art with sound, light, fashion and special effects to create a modern Gesamtkunstwerk. Night Fever: A Design History of Club Culture examines the history of the nightclub, with examples ranging from Italian nightclubs of the 1960s that were created by members of the Radical Design group to the legendary Studio 54 in New York, Philippe Starck's Les Bains Douches in Paris and the more recent Double Club in London, conceived by German artist Carsten Höller for the Prada Foundation. Featuring films and vintage photographs, posters and fashion, Night Fever takes the reader on a fascinating journey through a world of glamour, subculture and the search for the night that never ends.
A Design History of Club Culture
Author: Mateo Kries,Jochen Eisenbrand,Catharine Rossi,Katarina Serulus
Category: Interior architecture
Notorious for his continually subversive takes on classical dance, Michael Clark is without doubt one of the most important dancers and choreographers of our time. This monograph celebrates the whole of Michael Clark's career to date, from the late 1970s to the present.
Author: Michael Clark,Suzanne Cotter,Robert Violette,Michael Bracewell,Stephanie Jordan
Publisher: Violette Limited
Peter Saville Estate traces the development of designer, artist and cultural observer Peter Saville, from his groundbreaking work for Factory Records in the late 1970s, though to his most recent explorations of the role played by art and design in the highly commodified, visually hyper-literate 21st century. Taking Saville's 2005 exhibition at the migros museum fur gegenwartskunst Zurich as its starting point, the book features essays by Michael Bracewell and Heike Munder, captions by Dan Fox, alongside personal responses to Saville's work from artists Slater Bradley, Liam Gillick, Steven Gontarski, Thomas Grunfeld, Robert Longo, Sarah Morris, Nick Relph & Oliver Payne, Sean Snyder, Wolfgang Tillmans, Kelley Walker, and T. J. Wilcox. Peter Saville Estate is not a conventional account of Saville's professional practice, rather it collects together work, reference material and ephemera from his archive to form an illuminating and highly personal topography of the life and working methods of one of the most influential designers of the last 30 years.
Author: Heike Munder
Publisher: Jrp Ringier Kunstverlag Ag
A comprehensive and informative visual history of the 20th and 21st centuries, this title chronicles the major events that have transformed every aspect of our lives and the politicians, scientists, movie stars, icons and writers who have shaped the way we think, feel and live.
Author: Terry Burrows
Category: History, Modern
A photographic archive of the looks and attitudes of women in independent music in the UK and US.
A Visual Survey of Women in Indepnedent Rock
Author: Sam Knee
Vaughan Oliver is an influential member of the small group that changed the face of British graphics in the 1980s. Designed by Oliver himself, and written by Rick Poynor, this book illustrates the his intensely visual and emotive work in detail for the first time -- most notably his sumptuous sleeve imagery for London's 4AD label.
Author: Rick Poynor
NPR Great Read of 2016 From the acclaimed author of Rip It Up and Start Again and Retromania—“the foremost popular music critic of this era (Times Literary Supplement)—comes the definitive cultural history of glam and glitter rock, celebrating its outlandish fashion and outrageous stars, including David Bowie and Alice Cooper, and tracking its vibrant legacy in contemporary pop. Spearheaded by David Bowie, Alice Cooper, T. Rex, and Roxy Music, glam rock reveled in artifice and spectacle. Reacting against the hairy, denim-clad rock bands of the late Sixties, glam was the first true teenage rampage of the new decade. In Shock and Awe, Simon Reynolds takes you on a wild cultural tour through the early Seventies, a period packed with glitzy costumes and alien make-up, thrilling music and larger-than-life personas. Shock and Awe offers a fresh, in-depth look at the glam and glitter phenomenon, placing it the wider Seventies context of social upheaval and political disillusion. It explores how artists like Lou Reed, New York Dolls, and Queen broke with the hippie generation, celebrating illusion and artifice over truth and authenticity. Probing the genre’s major themes—stardom, androgyny, image, decadence, fandom, apocalypse—Reynolds tracks glam’s legacy as it unfolded in subsequent decades, from Eighties art-pop icons like Kate Bush through to twenty-first century idols of outrage such as Lady Gaga. Shock and Awe shows how the original glam artists’ obsessions with fame, extreme fashion, and theatrical excess continue to reverberate through contemporary pop culture.
Glam Rock and Its Legacy, from the Seventies to the Twenty-first Century
Author: Simon Reynolds
A photographic book surveying the little documented underground indie music and fashion scene in 1980s Britain.
Tripping Through the Fashions of UK Indie Music 1980-1988
Author: Sam Knee
An Indonesian novelist's autobiography written from prison. In a collection of essays and letters, smuggled during his 14-year sentence for human rights activity, he describes various stages of his life and how he lost his hearing from beatings by guards.
Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Category: Authors, Indonesian