Book Launch: John Maus and the Truth of Pop / Wednesday 27 July 2011, 7pm
Book Launch: John Maus and the Truth of Pop / Published by Precinct
Wednesday 27 July 2011, 7pm
Precinct invites you to the launch of ‘Heaven is Real’: John Maus and the Truth of Pop with a talk by writer Adam Harper.
John Maus is one of the most intriguing artists in the millennial wave of lo-fi pop, assembling his unique and intimate language from synth pop, disco, baroque classical and church music. Yet Maus’s work is much more than another exercise in retroist hybridity, and his overtures on truth and love are, upon further listening, no mere ironic posturing. Does Maus have something to teach us about arriving at the truth through personal musical expression, or is he on a doomed Romantic adventure? Has he really discovered Heaven – and can he take us there?
‘Heaven is Real’: John Maus and the Truth of Pop by Adam Harper and designed by Wayne Daly is the first publication from Precinct, a micro-press which publishes books on art, design, writing, music and their allied activities.
Adam Harper is researching for a PhD in home-recorded, ‘lo-fi’ popular music. His music criticism blog Rouge’s Foam has seen essays on subjects such as microrhythm and pitchbending in contemporary dance music and the framing of nostalgia in electronic music. He has written for Wire magazine and is the author of Infinite Music: Imagining the Next Millennium of Human Music-Making (Zero Books, 2011).
Published by Precinct
64pp, softcover, b&w / col cover
174.5 x 108 mm
Retail price: £5 / €6 / $8
Precinct publishes books on art, design, writing, music and their allied activities. Precinct continues the work of its forerunner, For Further Information. FFI publications have been incorporated into the Precinct catalogue, adopting a minus number coding system.
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