Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae. MICHAEL. E. VEAL. Middletown CT: Wesleyan University Press, x + pp. (Paper US$ . Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae by Sonic Bodies: Reggae Sound Systems, Performance Techniques and. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press () pp., Paperback, $ The task of documenting and conveying the significance of a.

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May 03, Joe rated it liked it. Book titles OR Journal titles. Tim Haslett rated it it was amazing Soundacapes 06, This was an extraordinarily well-researched book by an author with unquestioned credentials as a musical historian and scholar. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The producers made the most out of very little and in many To ask other readers regggae about Dubplease sign up.

If like me you’re feggae big fan of dub, this is absolutely essential reading. Aside from that, an excellent overview of a rarely-covered field of study. Veal manages an expert dissection of the roots of dub, its development and critically its meaning to its practitioners and fans, without ever dropping into dry academic study or frothing hyperbole.

Of course the focus is on dub. 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.

And I greatly appreciate the new understanding I have gained about the specific personalities involved in the genesis 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. The author also covers jamaiczn historical and sociological influences on dub and its assimilation into music of many cultures.


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Dub involves remixing existing recordings–electronically improvising sound effects and altering vocal tracks–to create its unique sound. Books by Michael E. Track it down if you can; these days I gather it is quite tough-to-find. 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, soyndscapes environmentalist Murray Schafer to describe the sonic profiles or acoustical environments of shatteered physical spaces we inhabit see, e.

Paperbackpages. Still, I don’t mean to hate.

Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. For those looking for what I was, I recommend skipping the intro, reading chaptersand then the appendix.

A great insider look at dub music, in terms of the personalities behind it, the times that formed it, the influence it had, and musical make up of the dub pieces themselves. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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

This book had much to say on the techniques used to create some of the most distinctive soundscapes in recorded music. Although a smattering of articles and chapter-length treatments of shatteted can be found across the disparate reggae and electronic music literature, Veal’s study is the first extended work to approach what he calls the “sonic, procedural, and conceptual aspects” of dub in substantial depth.


It also had much to say on the impact that Reggwe has had on a plethora of music that followed it. I most enjoyed the features on s One of the best researched books about reggae ever! Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae. 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 are—not to kn to emphasize the role that engineers and producers play in sculpting sounds and songs.

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The only real issue I had with the book are the constant comparisons of songs with their dub remix versions, replete with blow-by-blow verbal descriptions of what’s happening in the song, in technical musicologist terminology. Something that ties together American Soul to Reggae to Sohgs to hip-hop to electronica to ambient to jungle, ad infinitum Apr 11, Sheehan rated it it was amazing.