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Extended Play: The Elastic Book of Music
edited by Gary Couzens

Subject: Speculative Fiction / Contemporary Literature
Publisher: Elastic Press (UK)

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first edition paperback, A5, 300pp p/b, ISBN 095488129X, 2006 UK only: £6.99 in stock

Extended Play: The Elastic Book of Music cover

What does music do for you? Is it an art form, mood enhancer, or just something to jump around to? From the orchestra pit to the mosh pit music inspires our lives, is universal and personal, futuristic yet primordial. As the soundtrack trigger to a thousand memories it can be seductive yet soulful, energetic and prophetic. But the immediacy of music has rarely been exploited within literature. Until now...

Contributors: Marion Arnott, Becky Done, Andrew Humphrey, Emma Lee, Tim Nickels, Rosanne Rabinowitz, Philip Raines, Tony Richards, Nels Stanley, Harvey Welles.

Accompanying the fiction some contemporary songwriters comment on how fiction has affected their music, looking at the influence from the other side of the coin. Songwriters include: JJ Burnel (The Stranglers), Rebekah Delgado (Ciccone), Catherine and Susan Hay (The Tall Poppies), Lene Lovich, Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol), Sean "Grasshopper" Mackowiak (Mercury Rev), Jof Owen (The Boy Least Likely To), Iain Ross (Bearsuit), Chris Stein (Blondie), Chris T-T.