It has taken me a while to read this book. Not that it is a big book at all, the opposite in fact, but the content is dense. Dense but just so interesting and insightful. It has been a pleasure to read this. I have enjoyed the work of Jon Hassell for many years, even when I had no idea it it was him.
If you are aware of Jon Hassell and his music, then I would recommend this book. It is a great insight into the thinking and process of the artist.
I recently finished reading this, the fourth book in the ‘Wayfarers’ collection of stories by Becky Chambers. I think that it is probably the one that I have enjoyed the most, and, in case you are actually reading this, I am not going to spoil anything for you should you choose to read it for yourself, at least, that is my intention.
The first in the series was bought for me as a gift. It was a very good gift. I can safely say that I have enjoyed all of these books in different ways. However, I think I have enjoyed this last book in the series the most of all.
I will avoid telling you about anything that actually happens in the story. If you’re interested, you should read it. I can thoroughly recommend it. What I will tell you about this book is that I found it thoroughly moving, touching and wonderful. It is full of hope and tenderness and kindness. It made me smile, it brought me to tears and after reading it I now want to read the three previous books again.
I read this recently. It’s quite an interesting little read on the whole. Quite short and to the point, which is handy. But it makes some interesting points about how music changes our brains. Not just listening to music, but also making music, playing music.
For me it isn’t a big surprise, but it’s nice to have it validated. I’ve enjoyed reading it.
Just a quick post following an email I got today. Ableton have put up a very handy page with a bunch of useful things for Ableton users and also non users too. You can find the page here.
In particular you should check out the excellent book Making Music: 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers, which is available in multiple formats. I’ve read this more than once and it is very handy indeed.
I’ve been reading this book very slowly, mainly because it is in many ways just a dictionary, albeit a fantastic dictionary. Honk is a dictionary of ‘sound-words’, which is now something of a forgotten art. What need to we have any more of describing a sound when we can just hear it online somewhere within seconds.
Sound-words are fantastic though, they’re fantastical awesome constructions to help you imagine a sound.
The book brings together words from around the UK and the world for that matter. The words come from all ages too. So, if you enjoy sounds and have an interest in words too, this book may well be for you. I can safely say that I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I’ve been meaning to get hold of the book of True Grit and now I’ve got it. I picked up a copy on eBay very cheaply indeed. My only issue with the book is that the cover is of the newer version of the film and not the original, which I would’ve preferred. It’s not a big thing, but it’s just there.