HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD by…
Loading...

Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD (2013)

by Martin Aston

Other authors: See the other authors section.

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
451256,992 (3)1
None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

4AD had guaranteed an aura of mystery and austerity through the objects of art it delivered, being them music, sleeves or posters. But this book breaks the fourth wall showing inner ruses, disagreements over art of sleeves (which is an unanimous point between critics and fans) and down to earth problems.

In the end, people like you and me and not artistis that knew exactly where they were sailing to in the uncharted territories of creation of a new aesthetic. And this depiction is not charming by far.

The book shows a time span of around a year per chapter and does not dive in the creation process, but in the situations shown above, looking like Kill me Please, the book about New York Punk. Some small time typos turn the book less valuable.

A proper title for this book could the same of a This Mortal Coil song: Acid, Bitter & Sad. ( )
  apokoliptian | Feb 21, 2015 |
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Martin Astonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Oliver, VaughanArt direction & designsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (5)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0007489617, Hardcover)

The first official account of the iconic record label.

This Mortal Coil, Birthday Party, Bauhaus, Cocteau Twins, Pixies, Throwing Muses, Breeders, Dead Can Dance, Lisa Germano, Kristin Hersh, Belly, Red House Painters.

Just a handful of the bands and artists who started out recording for 4AD, a record label founded by Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent in 1979, a label which went on to be one of the most influential of the modern era.

Combining the unique tastes of Watts-Russell and the striking design aesthetic of Vaughan Oliver, 4AD records were recognisable by their look as much their sound. In this comprehensive account concentrating on the label’s first two decades (up to the point that Watts-Russell left), music journalist Martin Aston explores the fascinating story with unique access to all the key players and pretty much every artist who released a record on 4AD during that time, and to its notoriously reclusive founder.

With a cover designed by Vaughan Oliver this is an essential book for all 4AD fans and anyone who loved the music of that time.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:38 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
9 wanted

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5
3 2
3.5
4 1
4.5
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 116,939,583 books! | Top bar: Always visible