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Digital Signatures - The Impact of Digitization on Popular Music Sound

Author
Ragnhild Brøvig-Hanssen, Anne Danielsen
Publisher / Label
Mit Press
Country
USA
Language
English
Publication year
2016
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
200
ISBN
9780262034142

Index

Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments vii

1  Introduction: Digital Technology and Popular Music Sound 1

2  Making Sense of Digital Spatiality: Kate Bush's Eerie Collage 21

3  The Instrument Formerly Known as the Machine: Hyperaccuracy and Sonic Richness in Prince's "Kiss" 43

4  The Rebirth of Silence in the Company of Noise: Portishead Going Retro 61

5  Cut-Ups and Glitches: The Freeze and Flow of Los Sampler's and Squarepusher 81

6  Seasick Computers: Microrhythmic Manipulation in the Era of Endless Undo 101

7  Autotuned Voices: Alienation and "Brokenhearted Androids* 117

8  Popular Music in the Digital Era 133

Notes 153 
References 169 
Index 183