Ocean of Sound: Aether Talk, Ambient Sound and Imaginary Worlds

By David Toop

Ocean of Sound starts off in 1889 on the Paris Exposition whilst Debussy first heard Javanese track played. An airy tradition absorbed in fragrance, gentle and ambient sound built according to the intangibility of twentieth century communications. David Toop lines the evolution of this tradition, via Erik Satie to the Velvet Undergound; Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix.

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