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Retronic

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« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2018, 08:09:16 AM »
I've read it.  He creates a smooth and natural flow between labels and composers of something that wasn't that linear, with labels operating at the same time all over the world.

jackie kennedy

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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2018, 03:45:18 AM »
just heard about this and was coming here to post about it but glad to see roope was already on top of it. ordered mine already for the hefty sum of $40  :o

Greta

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« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2018, 11:03:14 PM »
My copy arrived few days ago. A bit more expensive compared to other countries, but it's ok. An exciting and exhaustive book.
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Mr Rain

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« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2018, 03:53:19 PM »
There is a short interview with the author here in case anyone's interested - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p069jr3z

Greta

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« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2018, 02:44:28 PM »
Cool. Thanks.
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tezeta

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« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2018, 09:22:28 PM »
Looks fascinating! For a chapter on Daniela Casa this might very well be worth a purchase for me.

Anyone have any more thoughts/impressions on this book down the line?

Book has arrived!
I haven't had a chance to dig into it yet, but here's the table of contents:



tezeta

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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2018, 09:27:30 PM »
Wow, just had a look at the book on soundohm - it's totally gorgeous! I need to get this one, especially for the chapters on Joel VDB and Daniela Casa.
That nice little interview by BBC really whetted my appetite; David H. knows his stuff!

Any news about the release of the 2LP library sampler curated by Hollander which he said would be out by the year's end?
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« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2018, 04:00:41 AM »
Thanks for the tip! I've just ordered this, too, even though it may take months to get to China. The Table of Contents is highly arousing.

roope

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« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2018, 05:49:48 AM »

Anyone have any more thoughts/impressions on this book down the line?


It was an enjoyable read. Many of the chapters are very short though, as the most of the pages are filled with pictures. Still there was more to read about library music than anywhere else before it.. It was like an introduction. Also because the focus has not much surprises, it targets mostly obvious labels and authors.

Most of the interviews were fun and inspiring to read and full of exciting details, like the descriptions of the British recording sessions or Janko Nilovic's contract on MP2000.

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« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2018, 12:58:51 PM »
I wholly agree with Roope. An absolute enjoyable read, great to have many pictures. And the most interesting parts are definitely the interviews.
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tezeta

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« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2018, 09:15:34 PM »
Thanks for your comments, Greta and roope. As an aspiring author/collagist myself this book seems perfect, so it's definitely going on the wishlist.  8]

ericmivalstoothbrush

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« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2018, 07:36:36 PM »
Finally ordered a copy of this. Can't wait to read it! Also ordered the revised "The Music Library" book, despite having the first edition...  :o

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« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2018, 02:09:20 PM »
Anthology yesterday announced a CD/LP/MP3 release to go along with the book - shop.mexicansummer.com/product/unusual-sounds/

Looks like a nice collection of tracks.


Nevermind. Ninja'd by Milliondollars in the reissues thread.  :)
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ericmivalstoothbrush

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« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2018, 04:20:46 PM »
I enjoyed the book very much, although I wish it would be a bit more in-depth. As other say, the interviews are the best bits, however the KPM chapter understandably pale next to Oliver Lomax fantastic book. I was also a bit disappointed by the amount of pages dedicated to movie posters and lobby cards. Why not use that space for more album sleeves?

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« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2018, 07:59:58 AM »
1st post, thanks for letting me join!
Hope this is ok to post, hereís my review of the book
https://louderthanwar.com/david-hollander-unusual-sounds-book-review/
Iíll also be reviewing Saturdays library music film premiere and some other library music gems