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Mars By 1980 book to chart evolution of electronic music

David Stubbs title coming August 2nd

Charting the evolution of electronic music is no mean feat, but in his upcoming book Mars By 1980: The Story of Electronic Music, David Stubbs aims to do just that. The author of Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany, Stubbs tells a story of "mavericks and future dreamers overcoming Luddite resistance, malfunctioning devices and sonic mayhem.” say publishers Faber Social. 

The book, on sale August 2nd, takes the long view, starting in the world of avant-classical composition and encompassing the funk of Stevie Wonder, Giorgio Moroder and classic eighties electronic pop from the likes of Depeche Mode, the Pet Shop Boys and Laurie Anderson, right up to the present day innovators on the underground scene such as Holly Herndon.

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