Winner of the ARSC’s Award for Best Research (History) in Folk, Ethnic, or World Music ()When Jamaican recording engineers Osbourne. Michael E. Veal, Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, x + pp., 24 b&w photos. Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae. MICHAEL. E. VEAL. Middletown CT: Wesleyan University Press, x + pp. (Paper US$ .

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Wesleyan University PressApr 30, – History – pages. Recommended listening appendix, notes, bibliography, index of songs and recordings, index of general subjects.

Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae by Michael E. Veal

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He further explores the “dub revolution” that has crossed musical and cultural boundaries for over thirty years, influencing a wide variety of musical genres siundscapes the globe. One way that Veal gets at the myriad intersections of the sonic and the social is through the term “soundscape,” originally coined by Canadian composer, theorist, and environmentalist Murray Schafer to describe the sonic profiles or acoustical environments of the physical spaces we inhabit see, e.

I found most of the tracks on Rdio and YouTube. Matthew rated it it was amazing Sep 10, Certainly Veal covers the far-reaching influence of the genre after its decline and transformation into Raga and Dancehall, but really missed out on what a fantastic influence it had in the early and mid seventies, as can be heard on recordings by Can, The Talking Heads, and Eno himself.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Martin rated it soumdscapes liked it Sep 16, And I greatly appreciate the new understanding I have gained about the specific personalities involved in the snogs and proliferation of the music, the details of the equipment and studios being used to create it, and the context in which Dub was played in Jamaica and abroad.


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Fortunately, dub is much more than a list of names and a history of a music genre. Jun 22, Darren Hemmings rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 21, Adam rated it it was amazing. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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Despite its limited title, wongs is a well written history of reggae without rehashing material form other books on reggae. He is the author of Fela: Although Veal’s frequent use of soundscape appears to muddle the term, at least in the sense that Schafer first proposed it and subsequent scholars and theorists have employed it, the mis use appears to be an attempt on Veal’s part to show how imbricated songs, sounds, and their social environments often areā€”not to mention to emphasize the role that engineers and producers play in sculpting sounds and songs.

So this book is amazing in part because it not only provides a great history of dub, with good primary source interviews, it also contextualizes dub as helping create a meta-history of post-modern blackness that creates a referent point for reflection beyond just the auditory.

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Jun 21, Colin Masso rated it it was amazing. The author cites specific a and b-sides of singles to describe what makes each engineer unique. Jan 23, Graham rated it really liked it. Books by Michael E. Return to Book Page.


Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae. The reason that I think those two artists in particular were important to have brought shatteged, is that their influence from Du This book had much to say on the techniques used to create some of the most distinctive soundscapes in recorded music. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Latin American Music Review. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: In an extremely interesting epilogue, he explores the surprisingly wide and ongoing influence of dub on American and European popular and art music.

Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae

Paul Corupe rated it liked it Nov osngs, Wish it had recommended playlists. The author takes pains to mention that there has never before been a book dedicated solely to the genre of Dub, and I am very grateful that the subject has been taken up and that this book exists. If you recognize names like Lee Perry, King Tubby, Scientist or Sondscapes Dodd, either you are a diehard reggae and dub lover, a historian of music engineering and producing or someone with an encyclopedic memory.

And then my world opened sings, the Blood and Fire label was reissuing so many masters of dub, my homeboy Dan turned me on to King Tubby, and well really from then on, I pretty much found my heart in the rockers-era Waterhouse sounds of Jamaican Dub. Mar 25, Brian rated it really liked it.

The author also covers the historical and sociological influences on dub and its assimilation into music of many cultures. Clear-headed academic overview of dub.

At least, that is how it all started.