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.
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
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
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
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
A full collection of tributes to the late
musician, including a number of pieces which were not published in
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