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Format: BOOK
Label & Cat.Number: Continuum Books - 33 1/3 series - ISBN 978-0-8264-2793-9
Release Year: 2008
Note: a study of T.G. based on the analysis of the "20 Jazz Funk Greats" album, contains interviews with all members; 184 pages paperback, written by DREW DANIEL (= one half of MATMOS), english language
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"In 20 Jazz Funk Greats Drew Daniel (of the experimental band Matmos) createsthrough both his own insights and exclusive interviews with the bandan exploded view of the album's multiple agendas: a series of close readings of each song, shot through with a sequence of thematic entries on key concepts, strategies, and contexts (noise, leisure, process, the abject, information, and repetition). This is a smart and unusual book about a pioneering band.

Drew Daniel is one half of the acclaimed electronic group Matmos - successful in their own right, and also as collaborators with Bjork. Drew has taught the history of electronic music at the San Francisco Art Institute and a sound art seminar at Harvard. He has just moved to Baltimore, where he now teaches in the English Department at Johns Hopkins University." [publishing house info]

"This is a fascinating and thought-thorough accompaniment to the album, augmented by interviews with all the group members, which uncovers a trove of pertinent unfamiliarities in songs which feel like longstanding parts of the mental furniture after nearly 30 years. [David Stubbs, The Wire, UK]