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

By Steve Hamelman

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

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

All via Myself marks the AlphaSolo subgenre’s second of beginning as a musical classification and educational box. To date, no examine exists in this special style of music-making, and All through Myself serves as a choice for destiny investigations into this current and starting to be phenomenon in rock culture.

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