1. First Wave / Acoustic Era: from 1877 to 1924 * 2. Second Wave / Electrical Era: 1925 to 1945 * 3. Third Wave / Magnetic era: from 1946 to 1974 * 4. Fourth Wave / Digital era: from 1975 to present * Outro
A book of great beauty and cult appeal, revealing the visual artistry behind the evolution of sound recording with specially commissioned photography of iconic, rarely-seen artefacts from the collections of the EMI Archive Trust.
Terry Burrows is an author, musician and producer. Best known as a cult performer under the alias Yukio Yung, Burrows has recorded with The Chrysanthemums, Asmus Tietchens and the duo Push-Button Pleasure. He is also a prolific author of more than 80 books relating to music history, tuition and technology, popular psychology and history.
'An essential read' - Electronic Sound
'Lavishly illustrated ... strikes a good balance between the scientific and anecdotal' - Classical Music
'Fascinating' - Caught by the River
'Fascinating' - Songlines
'Remarkable' - Neural, Italy