Material flammable - Richard Lloyd (Against)
it Is one of the latest novelties in matter of memories the musical. Perhaps the most interesting that can be read in the recent times, along with that of Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. This is a different book. Richard Lloyd, guitarist of the unrepeatable Television, tracks the past of his life to show how he lived to the limit and enjoyed the intense moments but also to offer thoughts about the rock and existence. Drank a lot, was on drugs the same, it was to scort in New York and discovered the Ramones before they debut in the CBGB's. All of these events are counted under the thread and tell your experience with the insane and placement in asylums.
With a foreword by the journalist and musical Rafa Cervera, the book is about a confession, as if to tell him a colleague of all life, and he has some memories of verbal. As writes the own Lloyd: “I've spent my whole life suffering, knowing that it is a valuable aspect of the human condition... I've learned to suffer and I've learned to suffer.” All this suffering, he left something valuable as a music of Television but also a to be as atypical as Lloyd.
The trap. Philosophy millennial to the crisis in Spain – Ernesto Castro (Errata Naturae)
it Is one of the big trials of the year, more when it delves into a style of music as of today, and analyzes it from the social perspective with eye surgeon. Ernesto Castro, doctor of Philosophy of the Complutense University of madrid, asks what is the trap, and from there connects it with the history of urban music in Spanish, but also with feminism, generation, millennial, cultural appropriation, or the current economic model.
As he writes, its author, the book has also the goal to see “the love-hate relationship of the trap with the major record labels” and analyze whether it has contributed to aggravate the crisis of the industry. It is, in short, a thorough study that shows all the edges necessary for the understanding of the musical phenomenon and sociological, of a music that marks the youth of today as in previous decades, so did the pop or the rock. A necessary text.
Conversations with Gonzalo García Pelayo. Nostalgia for the future - Luis Lapuente (Efe Eme)
As those books of conversations in which François Truffaut sat down to talk with Alfred Hitchcock or Cameron Crowne with Billy Wilder, here two giants of the Spanish music, talk about music, but also on industry, cinema, politics... The renowned music reporter Luis Lapuente talks with a key figure of the Spanish music such as Gonzalo García Pelayo, one of the most creative and tentaculares that have been negotiated in music. Music producer, a champion of andalusian rock (with Triana, Gualberto and Lole and Manuel on the head) and a radio broadcaster.
Garcia Pelayo always prefers to highlight his work as a filmmaker, but in this book distils the many musical keys that is a joy from beginning to end to understand how it was the music and the industry in the seventy spaniards, but even to understand how it is now. Burning, Silvio Rodríguez, Paco de Lucia, Triana, Carlos Cano, María Jiménez... and many more parade through their experiences. Also international artists from all walks of life. His vision is required to see the musical development in our country. A last.
Playing Changes. Jazz the new century – Nate Chinen (Alpha Decay)
Another of the big trials this year. Nate Chinen has over twenty years of writing about jazz, among which twelve have been spent in The New York Times, remain responsible for the opinion column in Jazz Times. This music critic of first level review from a contemporary perspective, the relevance of jazz as an element of discussion of music.
On his journey through the jazz of the XXI century, Chinen takes the central figures of jazz, among which includes Kamasi Washington, John Zorn, Brad Mehldau, Flying Lotus, and Cécile McLorin Salvant, among others. Serves to review the history of gender in relation with the past and with its future possibilities, a time connected with hip-hop, post-millennial,R&B, and the speeches of the noise and of the electronics production.
As he writes, its author: “The very idea of a definition, in fact, has begun to seem old-fashioned and inert. No matter how you decide to call the music, the jazz is just as volatile and prolific now than at any other time since its inception. Instead of strict binary oppositions and factions confronted, what we have before us now is a mess of alignments contingent. Instead of a pressure to define and of a predominant style, we have permutations without limits and without parameters fixed. This multiplicity is precisely in the heart of the new aesthetic, and it is the engine of its great promise for the future”. Outstanding.
Mediterranean. Serrat at the crossroads – Luis García Gil (Efe Eme)
Efe Eme is already years working in the resistance in the making of small jewelry publishers. If the book of conversations García Pelayo is one of its latest products, this already has four editions, but it should be recommend it now that several Spanish musicians released Children of the Mediterranean, a tribute to the masterpiece of Serrat. Also agrees that this 2020 again to turn the Catalan musician along with Joaquín Sabina, of which precisely Efe Eme released this year, 19 days and 500 nights, Sabina end of the century, written by Juan Puchades.
With an analysis as passionate as didactic, Luis García Gil crumbles everything that has to do with one of the disks most essential of Spanish music of all time. Account of its origins, the inspiration that came to him to Serrat, these steps towards the recording and later observation of each song of a masterly work. It is interesting because it taps the voices of other musicians and musical experts, and also strives to highlight the work of the producer Juan Carlos Calderón, Gian Piero Reverberi and Antoni Ros-Marbà and their way of working, and even the journey of Serrat to Italy for the recording. After reading it, the album is more important Serrat charge you another life.
Updated Date: 02 January 2020, 11:00