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Japanoise : music at the edge of circulation

Author: David Novak
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2013.
Series: Sign, storage, transmission.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Noise, an underground music made through an amalgam of feedback, distortion, and electronic effects, first emerged as a genre in the 1980s, circulating on cassette tapes traded between fans in Japan, Europe, and North America.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Novak
ISBN: 9780822353799 0822353792 9780822353928 082235392X
OCLC Number: 816030829
Description: x, 292 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Scenes of liveness and deadness --
Sonic maps of the Japanese underground --
Listening to Noise in Kansai --
Genre Noise --
Feedback, subjectivity, and performance --
Japanoise and technoculture --
The future of cassette culture --
Series Title: Sign, storage, transmission.
Responsibility: David Novak.


Drawing on more than a decade of research in Japan and the United States, David Novak traces the "cultural feedback" that generates and sustains Noise, an underground music genre combining distortion  Read more...


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"While Japanoise gives a fantastically detailed account of Noise's history and evolution, it is also interesting to see it framed as a true representative of what has come to be known as 'Cool Read more...

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