Dave Tompkins - How to Wreck a Nice Beach
Dave Tompkins - How to Wreck a Nice Beach

Dave Tompkins How to Wreck a Nice Beach

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Dave Tompkins - How to Wreck a Nice Beach
The vocoder, invented by Bell Labs in 1928, once guarded phones from eavesdroppers during World War II; by the Vietnam War, it was repurposed as a voice-altering tool for musicians, and is now the ubiquitous voice of popular music.

In How to Wreck a Nice Beach—from a mis-hearing of the vocoder-rendered phrase “how to recognize speech”—music journalist Dave Tompkins traces the history of electronic voices from Nazi research labs to Stalin’s gulags, from the 1939 World’s Fair to Hiroshima, from artificial larynges to Auto-Tune.

We see the vocoder brush up against FDR, JFK, Stanley Kubrick, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Kraftwerk, the Cylons, Henry Kissinger, and Winston Churchill, who boomed, when vocoderized on V-E Day, “We must go off!” And now vocoder technology is a cell phone standard, allowing a digital replica of your voice to sound human.

From T-Mobile to T-Pain, How to Wreck a Nice Beach is a riveting saga of technology and culture, illuminating the work of some of music’s most provocative innovators.

352 pages!
Artist: Dave Tompkins
Item: How to Wreck a Nice Beach
Label / Brand: Stop Smiling
Category: Books
Available since: 24.04.2012
Item No: 274028
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Price: 24,95 €
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