Episode 529: David Toop
RiYLJune 10, 202257:5440.25 MB

Episode 529: David Toop

Ambient music helped me survive the darkest moments of the pandemic, and David Toop’s 2001 classic, Ocean of Sound, gave me the context to fully appreciate what I was listening to.

He is a rare bird, with dual careers as both an accomplished musician and historian/cultural critic. In a world where artists are so often concerned about overthinking, Toop revels in it.

I reached out on hearing that a pair of his 90s works – Pink Spirit and Noir World – had been reissued on vinyl.

It was equally an opportunity to discuss silence, a frequent topic of his writings that has become an increasing feature for many who’ve been forced to slow down for once, amid the pandemic.

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