Ambient Century: From Mahler to Moby - The Evolution of Sound in the Electronic Age

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Reveals the drift in twentieth-century music from composers to non-musicians, from strict rules to no rules and from the single note to the sample.

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'A guide to the evolution of sound in the twentieth century' -- Scotland on Sunday

'A stonker of a coffee-table wonder ... one of the most comprehensive representations of electronic music' -- Bassline and Blank Magazine

'Highly stimulating ... charting the myriad ways composers, musicians and galloping technology have expanded our horizons' -- The Times

'Not so much Desert Island Discs as the soundtrack for a mission to Mars ... Prendergast describes a fascinating musical journey' -- Uncut

'The Ambient Century's strenghts lies in its massive scope and accessible tone' -- Q Magazine

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With a foreword by Brian Eno

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