Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music, by David Stubbs
Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music, by David Stubbs.
It’s about time for electronic music to get its homage, and who better to deliver its evolution than esteemed music journalist David Stubbs?
The book, consisting of 464 pages, charts the history of electronic music from its early days of avant-garde forms like Italian Futurism and music concrete into its modern day forms like house and techno.
Mars also delves into the cosmic funk of Stevie Wonder, Giorgio Moroder and unforgettable eighties electronic pop from the likes of Depeche Mode, the Pet Shop Boys and Laurie Anderson
Giving an overview of the full spectrum, Mars also explores the genre’s shift into mainstream popularity that is so evident today.
More about the author, David Stubbs.
David Stubbs is a British author and music journalist, who along with Simon Reynolds co-founded the Oxford magazine Monitor before joining the staff at Melody Maker.
His work has appeared in The Times, Sunday Times, Spin, Guardian, The Quietus and GQ.
He has written a number of books, including Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany, a song-by-song profile of Jimi Hendrix and Fear Of Music: Why People Get Rothko But Don’t Get Stockhausen, a comparative study of twentieth-century avant-garde music and art and Eminem (Cleaning Out My Closet: Eminem: the Stories Behind Every Song).
Mars by 1980 will be available by 2 August via Faber and Faber, get in the current.