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Ecstasy did for house music what LSD did for psychedelic rock. Now, in Energy Flash, journalist Simon Reynolds offers a revved-up and passionate inside chronicle of how MDMA («ecstasy") and MIDI (the basis for electronica) together spawned the unique rave culture of the 1990s.br>br>England, Germany, and Holland began tinkering with imported Detroit techno and Chicago house music in the late 1980s, and when ecstasy was added to the mix in British clubs, a new music subculture was born. A longtime writer on the music beat, Reynolds started watching and partaking in the rave scene early on, observing firsthand ecstasy's sense-heightening and serotonin-surging effects on the music and the scene. In telling the story, Reynolds goes way beyond straight music history, mixing social history, interviews with participants and scene-makers, and his own analysis of the sounds with the names of key places, tracks, groups, scenes, and artists. He delves deep into the panoply of rave-worthy drugs and proper rave attitude and etiquette, exposing a nuanced musical phenomenon.br>br>Read on, and learn why is nitrous oxide is called «hippy crack."

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  • Nombre de pages

    512 Pages

  • Longueur

    22.9 cm

  • Largeur

    15.3 cm

  • Épaisseur

    4.2 cm

  • Poids

    726 g

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  • Support principal

    Grand format

Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds est né en 1963 à Londres. Rédacteur et critique musical au Melody Maker durant les années 80, il collabore à présent au New York Times, au Guardian et à Rolling Stone. Il est l'auteur de Blissed Out : the Rapture of Rock, The Sex Revolts et Energy Flash, en sus d'avoir inventé le terme de « post-rock ». Il travaille principalement sur le rock et la musique électronique.