Haunted Weather . Various Artists
A double cd compiled by David Toop, the author of the landmark book of music "Ocean Of Sound", and released parallel to his new book "Haunted Weather", published by Serpent's Tail. Features 33 tracks with a total running time of 2 hours+.
The double cd features a wide selection of artists written up in the book, including Autechre, Oval, Matmos, Fennesz, Pan Sonic, Chris Watson, Terre Thaemlitz, Alvin Lucier, Otomo Yoshihide, Christian Marclay, John Oswald, David Toop/Max Eastley and many more.
"Haunted Weather" provides an international insight into new electronic music worldwide. David Toop's knowledge of and interest in music of all kinds is second to none. A musical travel diary, recording the way people work with and experience sound in the 21st century. Digital music, performance and technology - downloaded and unzipped for your convenience.
Born near London in 1949, David Toop is a musician, writer and sound curator. He has published four books, currently translated into six languages: Rap Attack (now in its third edition), Ocean of Sound, Exotica (selected as a winner of the 21st annual American Books Awards for 2000) and Haunted Weather. His first album, New and Rediscovered Musical Instruments, was released on Brian Eno's Obscure label in 1975; since 1995 he has released seven solo albums - Screen Ceremonies, Pink Noir, Spirit World, Museum of Fruit, Hot Pants Idol and 37th Floor At Sunset: Music For Mondophrenetic - and curated five acclaimed CD compilations for Virgin Records - Ocean of Sound, Crooning On Venus, Sugar & Poison, Booming On Pluto and Guitars On Mars.