All by Myself: Essays on the Single-Artist Rock Album by Steve Hamelman

By Steve Hamelman

Thriving inside of a slender area of interest in rock song is the recording on which one artist composes, performs, sings and sometimes produces each one music. As a exhibit of person attempt and skill, the single-artist rock album has been followed by way of artists similar to Neil younger, Stevie ask yourself, and Prince to supply particular additions to their discographies.

To this kind of album, Steve Hamelman has affixed the label AlphaSoloism. In All alone: Essays at the Single-Artist Rock Album, 11 students discover 11 diverse albums, either recognized and vague, published among 1970 and 2011. Their essays remove darkness from aesthetic, technical, and theoretical components that distinguish AlphaSolo recordings from traditional ones.In addition to supplying historic history on studio, stay, unique, and canopy recordings published among the 1970 to the current, the essays discover questions of purpose, craft, functionality, and reception.

All by way of Myself marks the AlphaSolo subgenre’s second of foundation as a musical type and educational box. To date, no learn exists in this specific style of music-making, and All by means of Myself serves as a decision for destiny investigations into this current and starting to be phenomenon in rock culture.

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