4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Recently updated, this book offers a detailed guide to the history of electronic and experimental music, looking at both the music and the technology used to create it. Of particular note are the Lexicon of Materials and Techniques, and the large number of photos (b&w), which are invaluable for modern day electronic musicians seeking to build their own instruments. During the book the author explains the basic principles behind each of the major inventions, but doesn't go into too much technical detail, making it easy to read. Although a very well written book, it is on occasion let down by poor publishing errors, which can make sentences hard to understand.