I Never Promised You A Rose Garden. A portrait of David Toop through his records collection [DVD]

A filmed portrait of David Toop through his records collection (from Pan Sonic to Australian frogs recordings), a conversation about hidden connections between different kinds of music, and about the fine line between music and non music. “In his home in the northern part of London, David Toop plays us records for several days and asks: Does music have any limits? The collective vomiting of spaced out Amazonian shamans, is it music or not? Can we imagine the dirge of the Potu? How did John Levy’s recordings radically change our Perception? How did improvised music and electronica redefine some secular frontiers? What influence did solitary rockabilly singer Hasil Adkins have on Finnish electronic group Pan Sonic? Should we present all that on black leader? It took us 90 minutes of film to hear these interrogations and listen to their sound.” table of contents Go to OME #10 Music for Koto Sacred Flute from New-Guinea Yanomamis Korean buddhist music The Putu Korean court music Australien frogs AMM Music Richard Maxfield John Cage JB Lenoir & Bo Diddley Dean Elliott & His Big Band Lassitude Porter Waggoner & Russ Meyer Wendell Austin Hasil Adkins Pan Sonic Exhaustion Titles

Text: Hinant Guy-Marc, Lohlé Dominique. cm DVD; Publisher: Les Presses du Reél, Dijon, 2008.

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A filmed portrait of David Toop through his records collection (from Pan Sonic to Australian frogs recordings), a conversation about hidden connections between different kinds of music, and about the fine line between music and non music. “In his home in the northern part of London, David Toop plays us records for several days and asks: Does music have any limits? The collective vomiting of spaced out Amazonian shamans, is it music or not? Can we imagine the dirge of the Potu? How did John Levy’s recordings radically change our Perception? How did improvised music and electronica redefine some secular frontiers? What influence did solitary rockabilly singer Hasil Adkins have on Finnish electronic group Pan Sonic? Should we present all that on black leader? It took us 90 minutes of film to hear these interrogations and listen to their sound.” table of contents Go to OME #10 Music for Koto Sacred Flute from New-Guinea Yanomamis Korean buddhist music The Putu Korean court music Australien frogs AMM Music Richard Maxfield John Cage JB Lenoir & Bo Diddley Dean Elliott & His Big Band Lassitude Porter Waggoner & Russ Meyer Wendell Austin Hasil Adkins Pan Sonic Exhaustion Titles