Ritual songs, shamanistic ceremonies and rainforest sounds collected
Double CD collection of works made by Toop between 1996–2003.
Toop, newly appointed as Chair of Audio Culture and Improvisation at University of the Arts London, running events with Rie Nakajima,
Recently we discovered a large cardboard box of negatives, transparencies, contact sheets and photos which had escaped filing, from Rammellzee through David Byrne to Whitehouse.
From David Lynch to Sun Ra, Kate Bush to Erik Sykes, John Zorn to Luther Vandross, David Toop donates his interview tapes to the National Sound Archive.
Listen to Simon Reynolds's lecture on the composer and writer David Toop at Off The Page 2012.
A public resignation from David Toop. This article was originally published in The Wire 166 (December 1997).
Peruse Reynolds's web link Toopology, accompanying his feature "Tales From Toopographic Oceans" that looks at the cultural politics of his fellow author and critic, David Toop, in The Wire 338.
Daniela Cascella, David Toop and Salomé Voegelin practice the art of listening at the 2011 edition of Off The Page festival which took place 11–13 February at the Playhouse Theatre, Whitstable.
A special edition presenting rare ethnographic recordings from the collection of writer, musician and Wire contributor David Toop. Also available on Soundcloud.
Does the new technology of mix 'n' splice mean the end of Popular Song as we know it? Or the start of a new open-ended dance afterlife? The death of the Original, or the birth of the infinite version? David Toop looks/locks into a brand new time lapse. This article originally appeared in The Wire 103 (September 1992). David Toop reflects on writing the essay below.
In its original incarnation, Electro was black science fiction teleported to the dancefloors of New York, Miami and LA; a super-stoopid fusion of video games, techno-pop, graffiti art, silver space suits and cyborg funk. Now that Electro is back, David Toop provides a thumbnail guide to the music that posed the eternal question: "Watupski, bug byte?" This article originally appeared in The Wire 145 (March 1996).
Listen to extracts from Sinister Resonance, read by the author
An online exhibition of LMC archive materials curated by David Toop...
Belgian based label of things arty, Sub Rosa, are set to release a DVD documenting a tour through David Toop's record collection...
A full collection of tributes to the late musician, including a number of pieces which were not published in the magazine.
This review originally appeared in The Wire 204 (February 2001).
A record which captures Otomo's exuberant, open hearted love of music. This review originally appeared in The Wire 220 (June 2002).
Listen to a radio history of the LMC