1 May 2024

What the future sounds like: Music journalist Simon Reynolds

From Nights, 10:18 pm on 1 May 2024

In the 1980s Kraftwork was what the future sounded like, but forty years later who or what has taken their place?

Futuromania: Electric Dreams, Desiring Machines, and Tomorrow's Music Today is a new book that traces the history of sounds that prefigure pop music's future.

Simon Reynolds is the author and he also teaches at the music school in the California Institute of the Arts.

He speaks to Emile Donovan from Los Angeles.

A photograph of a book. The book is called "FUTUROMANIA", and it features a bright green cover with bright pink lettering. It is written by "SIMON REYNOLDS".

Futuromania: Electronic Dreams, Desiring Machines, & Tomorrow's Music Today Photo: Supplied