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Saturday, July 1, 2017

How Music Works - David Byrne

Many people know David Byrne as the founding member of Talking Heads. This book reveals another side of him, intelligent and and well crafted history of music and technology. It will appeal to the musician in that he goes into detail of how he made some of his recordings, finances and technical parts. It will also appeal to the non-musician in revealing what music is all about. Very enjoyable and well researched, it is a fresh volume in so many other books about "rock stars" lifestyle and tell all books. Not what you would expect from someone who had some of the 80's biggest hits, and who's music is still popular now.
Of particular interest to me was his growing up and how he experimented with musical sounds and recording. It may be the first time some readers have heard the names and stories he mentions in this book.
All in all a very enjoyable read for the musician or non-musician. Anyone who wants to know how music works.
I have received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a review.

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