Research & Publications

My current research interests include:

- early electronic music history before 1945
- Luigi Russolo's London concerts in 1914
- the history of sound and music technology
- ambient and environmental musics
- electronic music 'waves' post-2000 and virtual music genres
current electronic music production practices in the digital realm
- hauntology and music

More broadly I have an ongoing interest in:

- post-punk
- practice-as-research in music production
- vinyl records
- music production analysis
- the history of music and sound recording formats
- music technology
- the past and futures of electronic music

I am currently working on ongoing book projects on The Velvet Underground and Kraftwerk with David Pattie.

Publications

2003 - 'Sounds of Future Past: from Neu! to Numan' in Phleps, T and von Appen, R (eds.) POP SOUNDS: Klangtexturen in der Pop- und Rockmusik. Bielefelder, Germany:Transcript-Verlag.

2003 - 'Know History! John Lydon, cultural capital and the prog/punk dialectic' in Popular Music. 22:3. November. Cambridge: Cambridge Uni Press.

2004 - 'Strands of the Future: France and the birth of electronica' in Volume!. 2004:1. Clermont-Ferrand, France: Editions Melanie Seteun.

2004 - 'The Day the Music Died Laughing: Madonna & Country' in Hernandez, S F and Jarman, F (eds) Madonna's Drowned Worlds: New Approaches to Her Cultural Transformations. (1982-2002). Abingdon: Ashgate Publishing.

2004/2011 - 'Punk after 'Punk' in the UK: 1978-1984' - book chapter from an academic book on punk & hardcore that never materialised.

2005 - ‘Post Soul Futurama: African American cultural politics and early Detroit Techno’ in European Journal of American Culture. 24:2.

2006/2012 - 'Print the Truth, Not the Legend: Sex Pistols, Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester, 4 June 1976’ in Inglis, I. (ed.), Performance and Popular Music: History, Place and Time. Abingdon: Ashgate Publishing: 2012 Update with new research.

2011 - with Kyrre Tromm Lindvig - 'Autobahn and Heimatklänge: soundtracking the FRG' in Albiez, S. and Pattie, D. (eds), Kraftwerk: Music Non-Stop. New York / London: Continuum International Publishing.

2011 - 'Europe Non-Stop: West Germany, Britain and the Rise of Synthpop 1975-1981' in Albiez, S. and Pattie, D. (eds), Kraftwerk: Music Non-Stop. New York / London: Continuum International Publishing.

2011 - Albiez, S. and Pattie, D. (eds), Kraftwerk: Music Non-Stop. New York / London: Continuum International Publishing.

2011 - 'Post Soul Futurama: African American cultural politics and early Detroit Techno' in Mark J. Butler (ed.), Electronica, Dance and Club Music [The Library of Essays on Popular Music]. Abingdon: Ashgate Publishing.

2013 - 'Kraftwerk', 'Television', 'The Police', and 'Jonathan Richman' entries in Garrett, Charles Hiroshi (ed.), The Grove Dictionary of American Music (Second Edition), Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2016 - 'The Voice and/of Brian Eno' in Albiez, S. and Pattie, D. (eds), Brian Eno: Oblique Music. New York / London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

2016 - with Ruth Dockwray - 'Before and After Eno: Situating 'The Recording Studio as Compositional Tool' in Albiez, S. and Pattie, D. (eds), Brian Eno: Oblique Music. New York / London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

2016 - Albiez, S. and Pattie, D. (eds), Brian Eno: Oblique Music. New York / London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

2017 - Avant Pop, Bleep, Chillout, Dubstep, Electronic Body Music (EBM), Glitch, Hardcore Rave, Hauntology, Hi-NRG, New Romantics, Synth Pop and Trance entries in Sheperd, J. and Horn, D. (eds), Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World: European Genres Volume 11. New York / London: Bloomsbury.

2019 - Cassette, Cassette Recorder, Compact Disc, Consumption, Digital Compact Cassette, Digital Recording, Eight-Track Cartridge, Laser Disc, Loudspeaker, Minidisc, MP3, Record, Record Manufacture, rpm, Shellac, Solid State, Tape Recorder, Video Disc and Vinyl [updates and extensive digital revisions] in Sheperd, J. and Horn, D. (eds), Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World: European Genres Volume 11. New York / London: Bloomsbury.

2020/21 - Mixing, Producer, Recording, Scratching, TakeNew Age Music, Music Video and YouTube [updates and extensive digital revisions] in Sheperd, J. and Horn, D. (eds), Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World: European Genres Volume 11. New York / London: Bloomsbury.

Forthcoming 2021 - Albiez, S. and Pattie, D., Kraftwerk and Germany. London: Reaktion Books.

Forthcoming 2021 - Electronic Dance Music (EDM), Electronica, Minimal Wave, Techno and Trap in Sheperd, J. and Horn, D. (eds), Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World: International Genres Volume 13. New York / London: Bloomsbury.

Forthcoming 2021 - What Goes On!: The Velvet Underground and After. New York / London: Bloomsbury.