A new book, Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music, written by music journalist David Stubbs is set for release this August.
The book will chronicle the vast and varied history of electronic music and its culture, from its experimental origins to its current status as a global phenomenon. Over the book’s 464 pages, Stubbs, who has previously written extensively about music in all its forms for a wide range of publications, explores the many fringes of electronic music that have developed through time.
From avant-garde experimentalism, futurism, Musique Concréte and synth pop to contemporary house and techno, Stubbs gives an in-depth look into electronic music’s growth from outsider art to one of the largest creative industries in the world.
Previous publications by Stubb’s surrounding the history of music include Future Days: Krautrock And The Building Of Modern Germany and Fear Of Music: Why People Get Rothko But Don't Get Stockhausen (which investigated modern classical music). He also wrote a book about Eminem entitled Cleaning Out My Closet: Eminem: the Stories Behind Every Song.
Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music will hit the shelves on 2nd August via Faber & Faber publishers.
You can pre-order the book here.