March 29, 2008
Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky, has been putting this collection together for quite a spell and now its out! Sound Unbound is certainly one of the more dynamic and eclectic audio culture collections I’ve seen in a while. It reflects the topics and juxtapositions that have always made Miller an interesting figure to watch: philosophy, audio tech, sampling, digital culture, hip-hop, the 20th century avant-garde, dead media, consciousness. I am honored to have my “Roots and Wires” piece included alongside stellar contributions by Steve Reich, Jonathan Lethem, Chuck D, Pauline Oliveros, Dick Hebdige, Simon Reynolds, and Brian Eno. Also includes a typically fascinating Spooky mix of scrunchy beats and high modernist moves, verbal and audio: Cocteau, Artaud, Duchamp, Cage, Nam June Paik, Varèse, etc.