Sonic Alchemy

Sonic Alchemy Visionary Music Producers and their Maverick Recordings Copyright © 2004 David N. Howard All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, ...

Author: David N. Howard

Publisher: Hal Leonard

ISBN: 9781476852096

Category: Music

Page: 312

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(Book). You may not have heard of them, but you have certainly heard their songs! From the lo-fidelity origins of early pioneers to today's dazzling technocrats, the role of the music producer is as murkily undefined as it is wholly essential. Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings is an exploration of the influence of the often colorful, idiosyncratic and visionary music producers through popular music and the fascinatingly crucial role they have played in shaping the way we hear pop music today. Sonic Alchemy is nothing short of the secret history of the music producer.
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The Alchemy of Voice

Simply let all debris release itself into the ether through the power of thought. 7. Visualize yourself sitting in a golden pyramid, and again tune into the sonic chant that you feel most empowers you in this moment.

Author: Stewart Pearce

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781844093625

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

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Offering straightforward and highly effective techniques to those seeking personal healing, this manual provides ways in which the power of people's voices can improve and enhance their lives. Identifying sound as the center of creation and an individual’s unique signature note—the song of the soul—that unifies the mind, body, and spirit, this important tome urges readers to rediscover this inner sound and move onto the path of healing and the hope of creative fulfillment. Exercises to achieve peace and harmony, boost self-confidence, and add color and passion to self-expression help seekers reach their potent, powerful, and most importantly, their personal sound.
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Interpreting the Synthesizer

25 Howard, Sonic Alchemy, 268. 26 Afrika Bambaataa & the Jazzy 5 / Kryptic Krew featuring Tina B, Jazzy Sensation, Tommy Boy TB 812, 1981, vinyl. Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force, Planet Rock, Tommy Boy TB 823, 1982, vinyl.

Author: Nick Wilson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527559110

Category: Art

Page: 174

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This volume examines the synthesizer’s significance for music and culture, with a range of contributors providing historical, musicological, practical and theoretical perspectives. The synthesizer as an instrument has evolved rapidly over the last 50 years, conveying different meanings in musical culture at various times in its history. For example, post-punk and new wave acts used synths to signify their embrace of futurism and modernity. Earlier psychedelic bands used the instrument to sonically represent mind expansion while prog acts signposted their lineage to the classical avant-garde. Techno artists used synths to escape the strictures of acoustic music in parallel with rave culture’s desire for escapism from the mundanity of daily existence. It is now seemingly ubiquitous in modern pop music production.
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Spacemen 3 And The Birth Of Spiritualized

Sonic hesitated at the request but eventually acquiesced and was blown away by Jason's rendition. ... 1988 was half-consciously leading up to” wrote Chris Roberts in Melody Maker) and up-end all their previous efforts at sonic alchemy.

Author: Erik Morse

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857121042

Category: Music

Page: 348

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Spacemen 3 are the greatest rock band of which you've never heard. This briefly surveys the backgrounds of songwriters Pete 'Sonic Boom' Kember and Jason 'Spacemen' Pierce during their childhood years and adolescent collaborations, from which would forge cult-icons Spacemen 3. It recounts the highs and lows of a backwater band whose history is littered with excess, heroin addiction and ambition. Author Erik Morse also paints a history of the British indie-rock scene of the mid 80s from its post-punk roots to the earliest days of acid house and Spacemen 3's role in reinventing psychedelia for a new generation including bands like The Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream and My Bloody Valentine. Includes interviews from several major players in and around Spacemen 3 who recount the now legendary concerts, road tours and behind the scenes myths surrounding the recording of the underground classics Perfect Prescription and Playing with Fire. It uncovers the yet untold stories of greed and ambition that came from business impresarios to major labels and the inevitable collapse of the band at the end of the 80s. Morse looks at the earliest days of offspring bands Spectrum and Spiritualized founded by Kember and Pierce following the dissolution of Spacemen 3. Contains discography of Spacemen 3 as well as early releases from Spectrum and Spiritualized as well as rare bootlegs and live recordings.
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Healing Images

Sonic alchemy : Conversations with leading sound practitioners . Sausalito : InnerSong Press . Leeds , J. ( 2001 ) . The power of sound : How to manage your personal soundscape for a vital , productive and healthy life .

Author: Anees A. Sheikh

Publisher: Baywood Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 0895032082

Category: Medical

Page: 530

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"Healing Images: The Role of Imagination in Health" details the function and capacity of imagination in health. This work consists of 22 chapters and discusses theory, research, and clinical applications. Presented is a brief history of the use of imagery for healing in both Eastern and Western traditions, a review of research that deals with the physiological consequences of imagery and related approaches, and an explanation of how images lead to such bodily changes. "Healing Images" covers the latest theory and research on the relationship between imagery, cerebral laterality, and healing. An attempt is also made to integrate modern systems theory with concepts of information and energy, which disclose the role of imagery and love in health. Imagery and music in health are also discussed.
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Modern Records Maverick Methods

... 120 'sonic alchemy'84 'sonic continuum' 108–10 'sonic imprint'93–4 'sonic signature' 93, 175 Sonic Youth 66 Soul Searchers 47 Soul II Soul 50 'Souljacker Part 2' (Eels) 89 Soulsonic Force 46 'Soundbox' (Dockwray and Moore) 15 Sound ...

Author: Samantha Bennett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501344121

Category: Music

Page: 256

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From the Fairlight CMI through MIDI to the digital audio workstations at the turn of the millennium, Modern Records, Maverick Methods examines a critical period in commercial popular music record production: the transformative digital age from the late 1970s until 2000. Drawing on a discography of more than 300 recordings across pop, rock, hip hop, dance and alternative musics from artists such as the Beastie Boys, Madonna, U2 and Fatboy Slim, and extensive and exclusive ethnographic work with many world-renowned recordists, Modern Records presents a fresh and insightful new perspective on one of the most significant eras in commercial music record production. The book traces the development of significant music technologies through the 1980s and 1990s, revealing how changing attitudes and innovative techniques of recording personnel reimagined recording processes and, finally, exemplifies the impact of these technologies and techniques via six comprehensive tech-processual analyses. This meticulously researched and timely book reveals the complexity of recordists' responses to a technological landscape in flux.
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The James Bond Songs

Partly this has to do with Vig's sonic alchemy, which wasn't meant to demand notice. Nevermind sounded pretty raw, aggressive, and “live” to most of the millions who bought it; only a thin stratum of geeks heard it as the ProTools ...

Author: Adrian Daub

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190234522

Category: Bond, James

Page: 256

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You know the name. You know the number. And, strangely enough, you recognize the songs: "Live and Let Die," "Skyfall," "Nobody Does It Better" and of course "Goldfinger." For more than fifty years, the producers of the James Bond movies have felt the need to open their films with chintzy songs featuring puzzling lyrics about diamonds and guns. And for more than fifty years we've listened to, bought, and sung along with these songs. The Bond-songs make pop critics and pop historians of all of us - there is a canon of them, and whenever a new one hits the airwaves we compare it to that canon. This book is about the canon, but it's as much about the kind of audience that canon has turned us into. The Bond-songs are far more about us the consumers than they are about 007: they talk to us about what pop music has to do with work, they try to tell us what's great (and maybe not so great) about capitalism, they speak about aging and becoming obsolete. Following their trail of bizarre lyrics and retro instrumental gestures we trace a secret history of pop and of our changing ways of listening to pop over the last half century.
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The Power of Sound

He is the author of three books, including Through a Dog's Ear and Sonic Alchemy, and multiple magazine and journal articles. His thirty-plus recordings are used in homes, clinics, classrooms, and animal-care facilities worldwide (see ...

Author: Joshua Leeds

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594778995

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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Customize your sound environment for a better quality of life • Shows how to use music and sound to reduce stress, enhance learning, and improve performance • Provides detailed guidelines for musicians and health care professionals • Includes a new 75-minute CD of psychoacoustically designed classical music What we hear, and how we process it, has a far greater impact on our daily living than we realize. From the womb to the moment we die we are surrounded by sound, and what we hear can either energize or deplete our nervous systems. It is no exaggeration to say that what goes into our ears can harm us or heal us. Joshua Leeds--a pioneer in the application of music for health, learning, and productivity--explains how sound can be a powerful ally. He explores chronic sensory overload and how auditory dysfunction often results in difficulties with learning and social interactions. He offers innovative techniques designed to invigorate auditory skills and provide balanced sonic environments. In this revised and updated edition of The Power of Sound, Leeds includes current research, extensive resources, analysis of the maturing field of soundwork and a look at the effect of sound on animals. He also provides a new 75-minute CD of psycho­acoustically designed classical music for a direct experience of the effect of simplified sound on the nervous system. With new information on how to use music and sound for enhanced health and productivity, The Power of Sound provides readers with practical solutions for vital and sustained well-being.
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The Local Scenes and Global Culture of Psytrance

It is our purpose to reveal sonic platforms of frequencial and numerical vibration. SONIC ALCHEMY (sic: Dragonfly 1994: sleeve notes). Any attempt to capture this allencompassing space in words and texts ... invokes an immediate sense ...

Author: Graham St John

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136944338

Category: Music

Page: 270

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This lively textual symposium offers a collection of formative research on the culture of global psytrance (psychedelic trance). As the first book to address the diverse transnationalism of this contemporary electronic dance music phenomenon, the collection hosts interdisciplinary research addressing psytrance as a product of intersecting local and global trajectories. Contributing to theories of globalization, postmodernism, counterculture, youth subcultures, neotribes, the carnivalesque, music scenes and technologies, dance ritual and spirituality, chapters introduce psytrance in Goa, the UK, Israel, Japan, the US, Italy, Czech Republic, Portugal and Australia. As a global occurrence indebted to 1960s psychedelia, sharing music production technologies and DJ techniques with electronic dance music scenes, and harnessing the communication capabilities of the Internet, psytrance and its cultural implications are thoroughly discussed in this first scholarly volume of its kind.
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Dawn of the DAW

He made the producer the star; the sonic attributes and achievements of a recording were attributed to him first and foremost. This mindset would take root in other ... Howard, Sonic Alchemy, 57. 47 Ibid., 65. 48 As cited in Buskin, ...

Author: Adam Patrick Bell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190296629

Category: Music

Page: 304

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Dawn ot the DAW tells the story of how the dividing line between the traditional roles of musicians and recording studio personnel (producers, recording engineers, mixing engineers, technicians, etc.) has eroded throughout the latter half of the twentieth century to the present. Whereas those equally adept in music and technology such as Raymond Scott and Les Paul were exceptions to their eras, the millennial music maker is ensconced in a world in which the symbiosis of music and technology is commonplace. As audio production skills such as recording, editing, and mixing are increasingly co-opted by musicians teaching themselves in their do-it-yourself (DIY) recording studios, conventions of how music production is taught and practiced are remixed to reflect this reality. Dawn of the DAW first examines DIY recording practices within the context of recording history from the late nineteenth century to the present. Second, Dawn of the DAW discusses the concept of "the studio as musical instrument" and the role of the producer, detailing how these constructs have evolved throughout the history of recorded music in tandem. Third, Dawn of the DAW details current practices of DIY recording--how recording technologies are incorporated into music making, and how they are learned by DIY studio users in the musically--chic borough of Brooklyn. Finally, Dawn of the DAW examines the broader trends heard throughout, summarizing the different models of learning and approaches to music making. Dawn of the DAW concludes by discussing the ramifications of these new directions for the field of music education.
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