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Space Daze: The History & Mystery of Electronic Ambient & Space Rock By Dave Thompson



From Hawkwind to Coil this 148 page book details the beginning of space rock, ambient, with smattering of gothic and the early days of electronic industrial. The book covers the musical history from a side I was not familiar with until reading. I was unaware of the influences of many of the space rock bands such as Hawkwind, Pink Floyd, Tangerine Dream and Nik Turner. The book is very thorough documenting from as early as 1967 to the present covering just about ever band, concert and musical event relating to the ambient movement from the rock perspective as opposed to the techno rave movement. I left the book feeling satisfied that I at least tryed to understand of the music that makes up much of my life even if the book as a bit long winded for my tastes. Also included at the end of the book are the discographies of all of the major artists discussed within. For that reason alone this book was very informative.

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