DUB SOUNDSCAPES AND SHATTERED SONGS IN JAMAICAN REGGAE PDF

Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae. MICHAEL. E. VEAL. Middletown CT: Wesleyan University Press, x + pp. (Paper US$ . Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae by Sonic Bodies: Reggae Sound Systems, Performance Techniques and. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press () pp., Paperback, $ The task of documenting and conveying the significance of a.

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Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae

The reason that I think those two artists in particular were important to have brought up, is that their influence from Dub was derived during its most fertile period. Open Preview See a Problem?

The only real issue I had with the book are the constant comparisons of songs with their dub remix versions, replete with blow-by-blow verbal descriptions sounscapes what’s happening in the song, in technical musicologist terminology.

The Backbone of Studio One. Veal manages an expert dissection of the roots of dub, its ij and critically its meaning to its practitioners and fans, without ever dropping into dry academic study or frothing hyperbole. Sep 20, Ray rated it it was amazing.

However, it kind of glossed over that part, in my opinion. It does get a little pedantic toward the end, but not before giving the reader the tools to listen to and understand dub xnd a greater appreciation for the environment that inspired it, the artists that pioneered it, and the techniques that made it come alive-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live.

That being said, between some tips from this book, Internet searches, Pandora’s dub channel, and watching the film Rockers recommendedI’ve had an enjoyable, deeper excursion into the world of dub. Mark rated it really liked it May 25, Jan 23, Graham rated it really liked it. Of course, now it’s like the old Tootsie Roll ads, where everything the kid sees turns into a tootsie roll. Martyn Deykers rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae by Michael E. Veal

Moreover, Veal’s emphasis on the people using the technology and the social contexts of such use, rather than on the rgegae or the music itself, is one of the book’s defining attributes. It does get a little pedantic toward the end, but not before giving the reader the tools to listen to and understand dub with a greater appreciation for the environment that inspired it, the artists that pioneered it, and the techniques that made it come alive-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live-live All that being said, if I was on the thesis committee for slngs book, my red pen would have just about run out of ink.

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This book had much to say on the techniques used sondscapes create some of the most distinctive soundscapes in recorded music. Thanks for telling us about the problem. There are also some interesting ideas about connections between dub and other musical styles. I never expected a book ostensibly about music to be so riddled with scholarly references to hyphenated-last-name “thinkers” or the “cross-cultural renegotiation of our understanding of modernity. Shartered most enjoyed shatteree features on specific engineers, who are rarely credited for their innovations.

Return to Book Page. Just as hip-hop turned phonograph turntables into musical instruments, dub turned the mixing and sound processing technologies of the recording studio into instruments of composition and real-time improvisation. Sogns musical history, a bit academic for those put off by critical theory, but really well thought out and researched, a great addition to the canon of literature on Jamaican music.

A more explicit discussion of this resignification of Schafer’s term would have made Veal’s innovative application of it far less confusing and also would have strengthened the book’s theoretical framework. The power of silence was something that really resonated in that time of my life, as I was transitioning from a youngster full of political hubris and eager to speak on it, to a more moderated mature ing adult who saw the gravity of sometimes NOT needing to say something.

Just as hip-hop turned phonograph turntables into musical instruments, dub turned the mixing and sound sonts technologies of the recording studio into instruments of composition and real-time improvisation. Aug 16, Spencer rated it liked it. Index of General Subjects.

Latin American Music Review. Matthew Liebman rated it it was amazing Jul 27, Oh I see everything in relation to dub now, the compositional insertions, mood-shifts of the dub versions, and most importantly, what is said in the absences and pauses.

Certainly Veal covers the far-reaching influence of the genre after its decline and transformation into Raga and Dancehall, but really missed out on what a fantastic influence it had in the early and mid seventies, as can be heard on recordings by Can, The Talking Heads, and Eno himself.

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This music didn’t really sound like Dub, but took to heart the creative process of playing the studio like an instrument, which to me is more interesting than music that is directly derivative. They created a music as roughly textured as the physical reality of the place, but with the power to transport their listeners Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Other editions – View all Dub: Wish it had recommended playlists. Track it down if you can; these days I gather it is quite tough-to-find.

Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae. Matthew rated it it was amazing Sep 10, The producers made the most out of very little and in many Alex Mchugh rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Account Options Sign in.

I most enjoyed the soundzcapes on s One of the best researched books about reggae ever! Selected pages Title Page. Aug 05, Jesse rated it really liked it. This is in depth stuff not for the merely curious, but essential reading for the dub fanatic. Built on the Johns Jn University Campus.

Aside from that, an excellent overview of a rarely-covered field of study. I’m not against academic soundscwpes – this is just a potential diamond in the rough that needs much more polish to be clear. That being said, between some tips from this book, Internet searches, Pandora’s Some great bios and stories of the key players in dub are the highlight of this book.

As the author puts it:. Something that ties together American Soul to Reggae to Dancehall to hip-hop to electronica to ambient to jungle, ad infinitum My lifestyle now reflects this, sometimes I stand back and let the rhythm of the scene ride on without comment, sometimes I shout down nonsense, sometimes I repeat myself