Friday, 3 May 2013

Bibliophilia: Energy Flash: A Journey through Rave Music and Dance Culture by Simon Reynolds

Energy Flash: A Journey through Rave Music and Dance Culture – Simon Reynolds

Having been a part of this scene, reading a history of it by someone who was both a participant in and scholarly observer/chronicler of the topic, was great. To be honest, while I’ve read many things about various performers/creators/genres within the broad rubric of “rave”, an erudite treatise about it and its many guises from the beginning, and its broader cultural implications, in one volume gave me a renewed appreciation for it. Reynolds is a really good writer about music, regardless of the scene. And an index that goes on for many pages.

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