Sound Unbound edited by paul d. miller aka DJ Spooky Subliminal Kid. Essetially a book about sampling digital music and culture. We see musicians today with the ability to turn a three second sample into a number one hit, as though they were feeding thousands with two fishes only. This book explores some of the techniques involved in Sampling in the 21st Century, and some of the creators of the technology which made it possible. It comes with a CD mixed by DJ Spooky 40 tracks entering the outer limits of sound. I can’t garentee any changes, any improvments but I can say it will provide you with some questions – Jazz vs the internet. Jimi Hendrix vs Bruce Lee. Giving insight into the role Islam has played in Hip Hop.
The book includes contributions from saul williams, Chuck D, Moby and Steve Reich, it might lead you onto works from Daniel Bernard Roumain. I’ll be using the internet now from my Archos 5 32 gb Internet tablet, surfing in my bedroom and tuning into my favourite music websites such as the award winning Sensei FM which streams live every Saturday from HQ in Brixton, also play fm where you can listen to the Rebel Music Sessions for free, and I guess now anywhere in the world, where you need to.
For the importance of sampling music today and for some insightful professional musical outlooks I would think about purchasing this book by DJ Spooky, it is not essential but it’s a greeat product with an excellent 40 odd track CD which should inspire you to continue on. I like to challenge music seeing where it fits and where it doesn’t fit, i.e no to ILL BILL at the Musee du Lourve, yes to Kings of Leon in New York. Keeping you on your musical toes.