Superonda

Autore: Valerio Mattioli
Editore: Baldini & Castoldi
ISBN: 886865797X
Grandezza: 50,14 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Fuori dalla consueta diatriba Cantautori vs. Sanremo e Rock italiano vs. Musica leggera, Superonda è il racconto di quelle musiche che tra 1964 e 1976 riuscirono a sviluppare linguaggi originali e in grado per una volta di proiettare la musica italiana all’estero, esercitando una sotterranea influenza sul mondo dell’elettronica, del rock alternativo, e delle musiche sperimentali. Un percorso accidentato in cui le vicende di future icone nazionali come Ennio Morricone, Franco Battiato e Area si mescolano a quelle di artisti convertiti al rock come Mario Schifano, in cui l’avanguardia di Berio e Maderna dialoga a distanza con la musica su commissione dei Goblin e delle sonorizzazioni Rai, e in cui i fermenti della cultura underground fanno da sponda a colonne sonore per film di serie B, revivalismi folk e free jazz militante, per arrivare al Lucio Battisti di «Anima latina». Sullo sfondo, la nascita di un immaginario italiano fatto di spaghetti western e bottiglie molotov, gialli alla Dario Argento e avanguardie radicali, riviste di controcultura e sceneggiati di fantascienza, comuni freak ed espropri proletari.

Energy Flash

Autore: Simon Reynolds
Editore: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571289142
Grandezza: 19,33 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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Twenty-five years since acid house and Ecstasy revolutionized pop culture, Simon Reynolds's landmark rave history Energy Flash has been expanded and updated to cover twenty-first-century developments like dubstep and EDM's recent takeover of America. Author of the acclaimed postpunk history Rip It Up and Start Again, Reynolds became a rave convert in the early nineties. He experienced first-hand the scene's drug-fuelled rollercoaster of euphoria and darkness. He danced at Castlemorton, the illegal 1992 mega-rave that sent spasms of anxiety through the Establishment and resulted in the Criminal Justice and Public Order Bill. Mixing personal reminiscence with interviews and ultra-vivid description of the underground's ever-changing sounds as they mutated under the influence of MDMA and other drugs, Energy Flash is the definitive chronicle of electronic dance culture. From rave's origins in Chicago house and Detroit techno, through Ibiza, Madchester and the anarchic free-party scene, to the pirate-radio underworld of jungle and UK garage, and then onto 2000s-shaping genres such as grime and electro, Reynolds documents with authority, insight and infectious enthusiasm the tracks, DJs, producers and promoters that soundtracked a generation. A substantial final section, added for this new Faber edition, brings the book right up to date, covering dubstep's explosive rise to mass popularity and America's recent but ardent embrace of rave. Packed with interviews with participants and charismatic innovators like Derrick May, Goldie and Aphex Twin, Energy Flash is an infinitely entertaining and essential history of dance music.

Retromania

Autore: Simon Reynolds
Editore: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571271804
Grandezza: 14,13 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 5660
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We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band re-formations and reunion tours, expanded reissues of classic albums and outtake-crammed box sets, remakes and sequels, tribute albums and mash-ups . . . But what happens when we run out of past? Are we heading toward a sort of cultural-ecological catastrophe, where the archival stream of pop history has been exhausted? Simon Reynolds, one of the finest music writers of his generation, argues that we have indeed reached a tipping point and that although earlier eras had their own obsessions with antiquity - the Renaissance with its admiration for Roman and Greek classicism, the Gothic movement's invocations of medievalism - never has there been a society so obsessed with the cultural artifacts of its own immediate past. Retromania is the first book to examine the retro industry and ask the question: Is this retromania a death knell for any originality and distinctiveness of our own?

Q

Autore: Luther Blissett
Editore: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9780156031967
Grandezza: 54,42 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5045
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With Europe convulsed in wars over religion, a young theology student finds himself siding with heretics and the disenfranchised while confronting an agent of the Vatican who is determined to hunt down and destroy enemies of the faith, in a meticulously rendered historical thriller set against the backdrop of the Reformation. Reprint.

No Good Men Among The Living

Autore: Anand Gopal
Editore: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1429945028
Grandezza: 80,53 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 509
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Told through the lives of three Afghans, the stunning tale of how the United States had triumph in sight in Afghanistan—and then brought the Taliban back from the dead In a breathtaking chronicle, acclaimed journalist Anand Gopal traces in vivid detail the lives of three Afghans caught in America's war on terror. He follows a Taliban commander, who rises from scrawny teenager to leading insurgent; a US-backed warlord, who uses the American military to gain personal wealth and power; and a village housewife trapped between the two sides, who discovers the devastating cost of neutrality. Through their dramatic stories, Gopal shows that the Afghan war, so often regarded as a hopeless quagmire, could in fact have gone very differently. Top Taliban leaders actually tried to surrender within months of the US invasion, renouncing all political activity and submitting to the new government. Effectively, the Taliban ceased to exist—yet the Americans were unwilling to accept such a turnaround. Instead, driven by false intelligence from their allies and an unyielding mandate to fight terrorism, American forces continued to press the conflict, resurrecting the insurgency that persists to this day. With its intimate accounts of life in war-torn Afghanistan, Gopal's thoroughly original reporting lays bare the workings of America's longest war and the truth behind its prolonged agony. A heartbreaking story of mistakes and misdeeds, No Good Men Among the Living challenges our usual perceptions of the Afghan conflict, its victims, and its supposed winners.

The Weird And The Eerie

Autore: Mark Fisher
Editore: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 1910924393
Grandezza: 72,66 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4002
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What exactly are the Weird and the Eerie? In this new essay, Mark Fisher argues that some of the most haunting and anomalous fiction of the 20th century belongs to these two modes. The Weird and the Eerie are closely related but distinct modes, each possessing its own distinct properties. Both have often been associated with Horror, yet this emphasis overlooks the aching fascination that such texts can exercise. The Weird and the Eerie both fundamentally concern the outside and the unknown, which are not intrinsically horrifying, even if they are always unsettling. Perhaps a proper understanding of the human condition requires examination of liminal concepts such as the weird and the eerie. These two modes will be analysed with reference to the work of authors such as H. P. Lovecraft, H. G. Wells, M.R. James, Christopher Priest, Joan Lindsay, Nigel Kneale, Daphne Du Maurier, Alan Garner and Margaret Atwood, and films by Stanley Kubrick, Jonathan Glazer and Christoper Nolan.

The Kindly Ones

Autore: Jonathan Littell
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1409075974
Grandezza: 34,37 MB
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Dr Max Aue is a family man and owner of a lace factory in post-war France. He is an intellectual steeped in philosophy, literature, and classical music. He is also a former SS intelligence officer and cold-blooded assassin. He was an observer and then a participant in Nazi atrocities on the Eastern Front, he was present at the siege of Stalingrad, at the death camps, and finally caught up in the overthrow of the Nazis and the nightmarish fall of Berlin. His world was peopled by Eichmann, Himmler, Göring, Speer and, of course, Hitler himself. Max is looking back at his life with cool-eyed precision; he is speaking out now to set the record straight.

The Location Sound Bible

Autore: Ric Viers
Editore:
ISBN: 9781615931200
Grandezza: 34,96 MB
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Written by a seasoned professional, Viers explains how to achieve Hollywood-quality sound that will make productions stand out from the rest.

Have A Nice Dna

Autore: Frances R. Balkwill
Editore: CSHL Press
ISBN: 9780879696108
Grandezza: 55,17 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3411
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Explains the structure and function of DNA.

Imprimatur

Autore: Rita Monaldi
Editore: Birlinn
ISBN: 0857900110
Grandezza: 18,88 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 1237
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An exuberant and discursive historical novel, crammed with fascinating detail.' The Independent It's 11 September 1683, Rome. The citizens of the city wait anxiously for the outcome of the battle for Vienna as Ottoman forces lay siege to the defenders of Catholic Europe. Meanwhile, a suspected outbreak of plague causes a famous Roman tavern to be placed under quarantine. One of its detainees, the mysterious Atto Melani, a spy in the service of France, discovers a secret passage leading deep into the Roman underworld. A plot to assassinate the pope and plans to use the plague as a weapon of mass destruction in the battle between Islam and the West are discovered. Meticulously researched and brilliantly conceived, "Imprimatur" contains startling revelations that have been concealed for centuries, drawing on original papers discovered in the Vatican archives. A thriller in the vein of Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose", this novel sheds new light on the power struggles of 17th-century Europe, the repercussions of which are still felt today. First published to great controversy in Italy in 2002, "Imprimatur" was boycotted by the Italian press and publishing world. Despite this, the novel has gained European bestseller status; it has been translated into 20 languages with editions published in 45 countries. Over 1 million copies have been sold to date.