David Toop

 
Born near London in 1949, David Toop is a musician, writer and sound curator. He has published three books, numerous solo albums since his first album released on Brian Eno's Obscure label in 1975, curated five CD compilations, composed the soundtrack for an outdoor spectacular under Lisbon Expo '98, recorded shamanistic ceremonies in Amazonas. He worked with musicians including Brian Eno, John Zorn, Prince Far I, Jon Hassell, Derek Bailey, Talvin Singh, Evan Parker, Max Eastley, Scanner, Ivor Cutler, Haruomi Hosono, Jin Hi Kim and Bill Laswell, and collaborated with artists from many other disciplines, including theatre director/actor Steven Berkoff, Japanese Butoh dancer Mitsutaka Ishii, sound poet Bob Cobbing, visual artist John Latham, filmmaker Jae-eun Choi and author Jeff Noon.
As a critic and columnist he has written for many publications, including The Wire, The Face, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Arena, Vogue, Spin, GQ, Bookforum, Urb, Black Book, The New York Times and The Village Voice.

(external link : www.davidtoop.com)
 
David Toop - Wounds (vinyl LP)
2020
Song Cycle Records
forthcoming
The first reissue of Wounds by David Toop and Paul Burwell, originally released in 1980 on Toop's Quartz! label, a representative album of a seminal moment within the British music scene evolved around the London Musicians Collective in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
David Toop - Suttle Sculpture (vinyl LP)
2018
Sub Rosa
Never released before recordings from Logos Foundation live sessions in Brussels, on May 7, 1977. Toop and Burwell's association, which ran during the seventies, was a good mixture of musical decomposition through free improvisation, bioacoustics, environmental sound, raw musics, anthropology, and esoterism.
David Toop - Ancient Lights And The Black Core (vinyl LP)
2017
Sub Rosa
Ancient Light and the Blackcore was originally published in 1995 as part of Sub Rosa's “Utopian Diaries” series. It gathers 5 tracks of hallucinatory music and extraordinary recordings of shamanic ceremony from the Yanomami communauty. Includes the text Subworld by David Toop. First vinyl issue.
David Toop - Life on the inside (vinyl LP)
2016
Sub Rosa
15.00 12.00 €
Life on the inside is a limited edition of an audio companion to French sculptor Pierre Besson's exhibition at Le Carré in 2014—an excellent addition to the David Toop discography of any wide-ranging ambient fan.
David Toop - Lost Shadows – In Defence Of The Soul - Yanomami Shamanism, Songs, Ritual, 1978 (CD)
2015
Sub Rosa
The extraordinary recordings from 1978 by David Toop of Yanomami ritual songs, shamanistic ceremonies and rainforest sounds. The 40 pages booklet recounts the full story of his fascinating journey in 1978 through the Amazon jungle to meet and record the last Yanomami shamen.
David Toop - Lost Shadows – In Defence Of The Soul - Yanomami Shamanism, Songs, Ritual, 1978 (vinyl LP)
2015
Sub Rosa
sold out
The extraordinary recordings from 1978 by David Toop of Yanomami ritual songs, shamanistic ceremonies and rainforest sounds. The 40 pages booklet recounts the full story of his fascinating journey in 1978 through the Amazon jungle to meet and record the last Yanomami shamen (LP version mixed by Lawrence English).
David Toop - Mondo Black Chamber (2 CD)
2014
Sub Rosa
The complete series of works made by David Toop for Sub Rosa, 1996-2003.
David Toop - I Never Promised You A Rose Garden - A portrait of David Toop through his records collection (DVD)
2008
English edition (French subtitles)
Sub Rosa
sold out
A filmed portrait of David Toop through his records collection (from Pan Sonic to Australian frogs recordings), a conversation about hidden connections between different kinds of music, and about the fine line between music and non music.


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