Ambient book: Ocean of Sound (1995)

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Ambient book: Ocean of Sound (1995)

Postby Pierre » Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:15 pm

This book was written by David Toop. Wikipedia:

David Toop (born 5 May 1949) is an English musician and author, and professor and chair of audio culture and improvisation at the London College of Communication. He was notably a member of The Flying Lizards. He was a prominent contributor to the British magazine The Face. He is a regular contributor to The Wire, a British music magazine.

The complete title of the book is: Ocean of Sound: Aether Talk, Ambient Sound and Imaginary Worlds; and it was released in 1995.

According to a comment on amazon, the list of albums is featured in appendix, I found the list here:
http://rateyourmusic.com/list/dacapo/am ... avid_toop/

If I understand correctly, it's unranked. The albums seem to be classed in alphabetical order of the author, but when it's a compilation of various artists or a soundtrack, it's inserted as if the title of the album was the name of the artist. To make things even more confusing, RYM sometimes disagree about who the album should be credited to.

4 Hero - Parallel Universe (1994)
808 State - 90 (1989)
Various Artists - (Artificial Intelligence II) (1994) [Compilation]
African Head Charge - Great Vintage Volume 1 (1989) [Compilation]
芸能山城組 [Geinoh Yamashirogumi] - Akira: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993)
Various Artists - Ambient 4: Isolationism (1994)
AMM - AMMMusic (1967)
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II (1994)
Ashra - New Age of Earth (1977)
Albert Ayler - Swing Low Sweet Spiritual (1971)
Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings (1956)
Gamelan Gong Kebyar - Bali. Gamelan Music From Sebatu (1972)
Les Baxter - Jewels of the Sea (1961)
The Beach Boys - Landlocked (1970) [Bootleg / Unauthorized]
The Beach Boys - Smile (1967) [Bootleg / Unauthorized] [makes sense if the book was released in 1995]
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
The Beach Boys - Smiley Smile (1967)
The Beatles - The Beatles [White Album] (1968)
Biosphere - Microgravity (1991)
The Black Dog - Temple of Transparent Balls (1993)
Bow Gamelan Ensemble - Bow Gamelan Ensemble (1985)
David Bowie - "Heroes" (1977)
David Bowie - Low (1977)
Master Musicians of Jajouka - Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka (1971)
James Brown - Star Time (1991) [Compilation]
The Peter Brötzmann Octet - Machine Gun (1968)
Gavin Bryars - The Sinking of the Titanic (1975)
Harold Budd - The Pavilion of Dreams (1978)
Harold Budd - The Serpent (In Quicksilver) / Abandoned Cities (1989) [Compilation]
Harold Budd - Lovely Thunder (1986)
LTJ Bukem - Music (Happy Raw) / Enchanted (1993) [Single]
William S. Burroughs - Break Through in Grey Room (1986)
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982)
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
Kate Bush - The Sensual World (1989)
Juan Hidalgo / Gianni-Emilio Simonetti / Walter Marchetti / Demetrio Stratos - John Cage (1974)
John Tilbury - Mr. John Cage's Prepared Piano (1975)
John Cage - Music for Keyboards 1935-1948 (Jeanne Kirstein) (1970)
John Cage - Variations IV Volume II (1965)
John Cage / David Tudor - Indeterminacy: New Aspect of Form in Instrumental and Electronic Music (1959)
Don Cherry - Organic Music Society (1972)
Don Cherry & The Jazz Composer's Orchestra - Relativity Suite (1973)
Paul Lytton, David Toop, Max Eastley, Paul Burwell, Annabel Nicolson, Evan Parker, Hugh Davies & Paul Lovens - Circadian Rhythm (1979)
Cocteau Twins - Echoes in a Shallow Bay (1985) [EP]
Ira Cohen & DJ Cheb I Sabbah - The Majoon Traveler (1994)
Ornette Coleman - Beauty Is a Rare Thing: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1993) [Compilation]
Ornette Coleman - Virgin Beauty (1988)
Turiya Alice Coltrane & Devadip Carlos Santana - Illuminations (1974)
John Coltrane - Infinity (1972)
John Coltrane - Transition (1970)
Julee Cruise - Floating Into the Night (1989)
Alvin Curran - Canti e vedute del giardino magnetico (1975)
Technical Space Composer's Crew - Canaxis 5 (1969)
Dagar Brothers - Golden Raaga Collection III: Miyan ki Malhar (2003)
Miles Davis - Agharta (1975)
Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool (1957) [Compilation]
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
Miles Davis - In Concert: Live at Philharmonic Hall (1973)
Miles Davis - On the Corner (1972)
Miles Davis - Pangaea (1976)
Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (1960)
Claude Debussy - Trois Ballades de François Villon / Trois Chansons de Bilitis / Proses lyriques (Flore Wend, Odette Gartenlaub) (1954)
Claude Debussy - Images; 2 Arabesques; Berceuse heroique (Zoltan Kocsis) (1990)
Claude Debussy / Maurice Ravel - Debussy: La mer; Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune / Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, suite n° 2 (Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) (1965)
Alban Berg Quartett - String Quartets (1986)
Deep Listening Band - The Ready Made Boomerang (1991)
Dr. Roger Payne - Deep Voices - The Second Whale Record (LP version) (1977)
Eric Dolphy - Other Aspects (1987)
Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch (1964)
Dr. John, The Night Tripper - Gris-Gris (1968)
Duke Ellington - The Blanton-Webster Band (1986) [Compilation]
Don Ellis - Shock Treatment (1968)
Brian Eno - Ambient 4: On Land (1982)
Eno - Another Green World (1975)
Brian Eno with Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks (1983)
Brian Eno - Music for Films (1978)
Brian Eno - Neroli (1993)
Brian Eno - Thursday Afternoon (1985)
Brian Eno-David Byrne - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (1981)
Syntonic Research, Inc. - Environments (Disc 10) (1979)
Bill Evans - Spring Leaves (1976) [Compilation]
Jean-Luc Fafchamps - Triadic Memories (1990)
Various Artists - Fluxus Anthology 30th Anniversary 1962-1992 (1994) [Compilation]
Fripp & Eno - The Essential Fripp and Eno (1994) [Compilation]
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Furyo (1983)
The Future Sound of London - ISDN (1995)
Various Artists - Futurism and Dada Reviewed (1988) [Compilation]
Wayan Lotring - Bali: Hommage à Wayan Lotring (1989)
Severino Gazzelloni - Flute Works by Debussy, Busoni/Weill, Varese, Bussotti, Matsudaira, Maderna (1969)
Manuel Göttsching - E2-E4 (1984)
Herbie Hancock - Mwandishi: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (1994) [Compilation]
Jon Hassell - Aka/Darbari/Java - Magic Realism (1983)
Jon Hassell - City: Works of Fiction (1990)
Jon Hassell - Fourth World Volume Two: Dream Theory in Malaya (1981)
Jon Hassell & Bluescreen - Dressing for Pleasure (1994)
Jon Hassell & Brian Eno - Fourth World Vol. 1: Possible Musics (1980)
Jon Hassell - Voiceprint (Blind From the Facts) (1990) [Single]
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)
Jimi Hendrix - Live & Unreleased: The Radio Show (1989) [Compilation]
Jimi Hendrix - Nine to the Universe (1980)
The Higher Intelligence Agency - Colourform (1993)
Steve Hillage - Rainbow Dome Musick (1979)
Paul Horn - Inside (1968)
Human Arts Ensemble - Under the Sun (1975)
Indian Ocean - Treehouse / Schoolbell (1986) [Single]
Basil Kirchin - Worlds Within Worlds (1971)
Basil Kirchin - Worlds Within Worlds (2) (1974)
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Left and Right (1969)
The KLF - Chill Out (1990)
Thomas Köner - Permafrost (1993)
Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
Kraftwerk - Computerwelt (1981)
Kraftwerk - Electric Café (1986)
Kraftwerk - Die Mensch-Maschine (1978)
Kraftwerk - Trans Europa Express (1977)
Detty Kurnia - Coyor Panon (1994)
LFO - Frequencies (1991)
Loop Guru - The Third Chamber (1995)
Alvin Lucier - Music for Solo Performer (1982)
Lull - Cold Summer (1994)
Christian Marclay - Record Without a Cover (1985) [EP]
Richard Maxfield - Electronic Music (1969)
Steve Reich / Richard Maxfield / Pauline Oliveros - New Sounds in Electronic Music (1968) [Compilation]
Various Artists - Relics - A Transmat Compilation (1992) [Compilation]
John McLaughlin - Devotion (1970)
Joe Meek - The Joe Meek Story: The Pye Years (1991) [Compilation]
Olivier Messiaen - Oiseaux exotiques; Réveil des oiseaux; La bouscarle (Yvonne Loriod, Czech PO, Václav Neumann) (1967)
Musica Elettronica Viva / AMM - Live Electronic Music Improvised (1970)
Mr. Fingers - Ammnesia (1988) [Compilation]
Roscoe Mitchell Sextet - Sound (1966)
Model 500 - Night Drive (1985) [Single]
Gerry Mulligan - Gerry Mulligan Quartet (1953)
The Music Improvisation Company - Music Improvisation Company 1968-1971 (1976)
Various Artists - A Musical Anthology of the Orient: Japan III (1962)
Various Artists - Musique du Burundi (1970) [Compilation]
Various Artists - Tibet: Musique sacrée (1986)
µ-Ziq - Tango N' Vectif (1993)
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991)
Pete Namlook & Dr. Atmo - Silence (1992)
Phill Niblock - Four Full Flutes (1991)
Jean C. Roche - Oiseaux du Venezuela (1973)
Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster & Panaiotis - Deep Listening (1989)
Yoko Ono - Onobox (1992) [Compilation]
The Orb - A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From the Centre of the Ultraworld (1989) [Single]
The Orb - Kiss (1989) [EP]
John Oswald - 69 Plunderphonics 96 (2001) [Compilation]
Augustus Pablo - East of the River Nile (1977)
Charlie Parker - Bird With Strings (1977)
Charlie Parker - The Verve Years (1948-1950) (1976) [Compilation]
Harry Partch - The World of Harry Partch (1969)
Lee "Scratch" Perry - The Upsetter Box Set (1985) [Compilation]
Phuture - Acid Trax (1987) [Single]
Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)
Pran Nath - Earth Groove: The Voice of Cosmic India (1968)
Pran Nath - Ragas of Morning & Night (1986)
Michael Prime - Aquifers (1993)
Prince Far I - Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter III (1980)
Psyche - Crackdown (1990) [Single]
Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
Reese & Santonio - The Sound / How to Play Our Music (1987) [Single]
Reload - A Collection of Short Stories (1993)
Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air (1969)
Terry Riley - Happy Ending (Music Composed for the Film "Les yeux fermés") (1972)
Terry Riley - Terry Riley in C (1968)
Terry Riley - Persian Surgery Dervishes (1972)
Terry Riley - Shri Camel (1980)
The Ronettes - Sing Their Greatest Hits (1975) [Compilation]
Arthur Russell - Instrumentals, 1974 - Vol. 2 (1984)
Arthur Russell - Let's Go Swimming (1986) [Single]
Arthur Russell - World of Echo (1986)
Ryuichi Sakamoto - B-2 Unit (1980)
Erik Satie - Piano Music Volume 1 (Frank Glazer) (1970)
Saw Throat - Inde$troy (1989)
Scanner - Scanner (1993)
London Symphony Orchestra / Antal Doráti - Schönberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra Op. 16 / Webern: Five Pieces for Orchestra Op. 10 / Berg: Three Pieces for Orchestra Op. 6 (1965)
Paul Schütze - Apart (1995)
Paul Schütze - New Maps of Hell (1992)
Paul Schütze - The Surgery of Touch (1994)
Pete Namlook & DJ Criss - Sequential (1993)
Various Artists - Shomyo: Secte Tendai (1995)
Howard Shore - Naked Lunch (1992)
Various Artists - Silence: A Quiet Manifestation of the Future (1993) [Compilation]
Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours (1955)
Skinny Puppy - Vivisect VI (1988)
Dr. Roger Payne - Songs of the Humpback Whale (1970)
Spacetime Continuum With Terence McKenna - Alien Dreamtime (1993)
Spontaneous Music Ensemble - Karyobin (1968)
Carl Stalling - The Carl Stalling Project: Music From Warner Bros. Cartoons 1936-1958 (1990)
Karlheinz Stockhausen - Telemusik/Mixtur (1969)
Sueño Latino - Sueño Latino (The Latin Dream Edit) / Sueño Latino (Cutmaster-G. Edit) (1989) [Single]
Yma Sumac - Voice of the Xtabay (1950)
Donna Summer - Love to Love You Baby (1975)
Sun Ra - Angels and Demons at Play (1965)
Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra - Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow (1965)
Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra - Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy (1967)
Sun Ra - The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra (1965)
Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra - The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Volume 2 (1966)
Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra - The Magic City (1966)
Sun Ra - Angels and Demons at Play / The Nubians of Plutonia (1993) [Compilation]
Sun Ra and His Astro Infinity Arkestra - Strange Strings (1967)
Sun Ra - Nuits de la Fondation Maeght, Vol. 1 (1971)
David Sylvian - Weatherbox (1989) [Compilation]
David Sylvian & Holger Czukay - Plight & Premonition (1988)
Symbols & Instruments - Mood (1989) [Single]
武満徹 [Toru Takemitsu] - Film Music by Toru Takemitsu (1995) [Compilation]
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979)
Lennie Tristano / Tadd Dameron - Crosscurrents (1986) [Compilation]
Angelo Badalamenti - Soundtrack From Twin Peaks (1990)
The United States of America - The United States of America (1968)
The Upsetters - Super Ape (1976)
U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
U2 - Zooropa (1993)
Ryuichi Sakamoto - The Sheltering Sky (1991)
The World Soundscape Project - The Vancouver Soundscape 1973 / Soundscape Vancouver 1996 (1997) [Compilation]
Utah Symphony / Maurice Abravanel - Amériques; Ecuatorial; Nocturnal (1968)
The Velvet Underground - White Light / White Heat (1968)
Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean Blue (1977)
Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings - Tibetan Bells (1972)
La Monte Young - The Second Dream of the High-Tension Line Stepdown Transformer From the Four Dreams of China (1991)
La Monte Young - Sunday Morning Blues (1992) [Bootleg / Unauthorized]
La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela - The Theatre of Eternal Music: Dream House 78:17 (1974)
La Monte Young - 31 VII 69 10:26 - 10:49 PM / 23 VIII 64 2:50:45-3:11 AM [aka The Black Record] (1969)
Neil Young - Arc-Weld (1991)
The Mothers of Invention - Uncle Meat (1969)
Joe Zawinul - Zawinul (1971)
John Zorn - Filmworks: 1986-1990 (1991)

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Re: Ambient book: Ocean of Sound (1995)

Postby Henrik » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:19 pm

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