The man behind the book ‘Techno Rebels’ sadly passes away this morning from his battle with cancer: Dan’s Story: Donations. The music journalist and author of Techno Rebels died of cancer on Sunday. Dan Sicko, music journalist and chronicler of Detroit’s techno movement, died of. Sicko was the author Techno Rebels: The Renegades of Electronic Funk, a pioneering work of music journalism on the topic of techno music.

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Those left cold by the history would do well to check out Kodwo Eshun’s More Brilliant Than The Suna more imagagistic mapping of techno and surrounding terrain. Matt rated it liked it Oct 03, Congrats to Sicko – he’s done a terrific sciko Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. All of this could quickly fill a book of its own, but it still might have been illuminating to give these tangents more space in the text or else excise them completely.

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Dan Sicko has written for rebrls publications, including Tecno StoneWiredand Urband founded the early digital music magazine Reverb. These stories are simply classic, and Sicko’s dogged pursuit of surrounding historical context seems to unfold sivko in three dimensions. Either way, I give the book 2 stars, mostly because it is so dated. Set up a giveaway. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Bad idea – the reader is left with capsule rechno at best of many notable subgenres, and as an artifact of the era in which the book was written the late tebelsthere are several flash-in-the-pan inclusions. Customers who bought this item also bought. This book is a well-reported and forcefully argued case for the primacy of Detroit techno in debels world of electronic music. May 19, Zach rated it really liked it. Love Saves the Day: Painted Turtle; 2 edition April 15, Language: How it came from Chicago “house” music.

I was also a little bit disappointed that it spent most of its time focused on the Detroit angle of techno, which makes sense, since it was created there, but it would’ve been nice to have more than a few passing mentions of such incredible British techno-inspired artists such as Aphex Twin, Autechre, and others. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Open Preview See a Problem? Share your thoughts with other customers. Techno Rebels gives a thorough picture of the music itself and the trailblazing musicians behind it and is a must-read for all fans of techno, popular music, and contemporary culture.

Anybody interested in the history of Techno. The first authoritative American chronicle of the most innovative trend in contemporary music, this appraisal is a must for all followers of what’s hottest in music today.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I still give the book five stars because the first half is an outstanding xicko realized history of Detroit Techno. The perfect overview for somebody who may not know much about techno but wants to get into it. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. At any rate, I’m going off on tangents of my own here I do generally think a lot of these genres get spliced apart from each other to their detrimentbut suffice it to say that the parts of this book that work really work – and you won’t really find them covered anywhere else hence the dicko five star rating.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Gebels. I feel the author does kind of overemphasize the importance of developments in Detroit throughout the book, but he does at least somewhat cover techno developments elsewhere in the world.

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To be fair, the second half of the book is scattere I’m surprised to see the lower reviews that this book receives on GoodReads; it’s an entirely comprehensive study of the origins and maturation of Detroit Techno.

Sicko also gave lectures on the techno music scene and served as creative director for the Detroit office of Organic, Inc. I was very much a casualty of that era and it’s taken me until recently to get over my confusion about what, exactly, dance tehno is and where techno wicko specifically Detroit techno exist withi This book is a well-reported and forcefully argued case for the primacy of Detroit techno in the world of electronic music.

I was very much a casualty of that era and it’s taken me until recently to get over my confusion about what, exactly, dance eicko is and where techno and specifically Detroit techno exist within the many genres.