Richard Evans - Listening to the Music the Machines Make: Inventing Electronic Pop 1978—1983 - SIGNED - (Hardback Book)


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Richard Evans - Listening to the Music the Machines Make: Inventing Electronic Pop 1978—1983 - SIGNED

Written by Richard Evans of the Erasure Information Service (EIS), with Foreword by Vince Clarke.

Listening to the Music the Machines Make is the revolutionary story of electronic pop from 1978 to 1983, a true golden age of British music. This definitive account explores how krautrock, disco, glam rock and punk inspired a new generation to rip up the rulebook and venture toward a new frontier of electronic music – one that laid the foundations for Hip-Hop, house, techno and beyond.

Including an extensive collection of archive images throughout, Richard Evans’s kaleidoscopic narrative draws on years of research, a plethora of archive press materials and the input of key figures, including Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Erasure), Martyn Ware (The Human League, B.E.F., Heaven 17) and Daniel Miller (The Normal, Mute Records).

From the gritty and experimental to the camp and theatrical, this book charts the careers and impact of electronic pop’s earliest innovators and luminaries, from Devo, The Normal, Telex and Cabaret Voltaire to Soft Cell, Gary Numan, OMD, Duran Duran and Depeche Mode.

Richard Evans has worked in the music industry for over thirty years in a variety of roles, including positions at London Records, Factory Records and MTV Europe.

In 1998 he set up marketing consultancy "The Fan Base" and has been connecting musical artists with their audiences ever since. He is the founder of the "This Is Not Retro" website and record label and has worked for Andy Bell, Vince Clarke and Erasure since 2009.

Please note that if you are outside the UK there's an option of buying a book in your region with a signed bookplate, rather than a signed book, which might save on postage (books are heavy!). This is available by using the book website here.

Format: Hardback Book
Dimensions: 234mm (h) x 156mm (w) x 50mm (d), 528 Pages
ISBN Product Code: 9781913172336
Release Date: Thursday, 17th November 2022

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