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By Steve Hamelman

Thriving inside of a slender area of interest in rock track is the recording on which one artist composes, performs, sings and sometimes produces each one song. As a exhibit of person attempt and skill, the single-artist rock album has been followed by way of artists corresponding to Neil younger, Stevie ask yourself, and Prince to provide designated additions to their discographies.

To this kind of album, Steve Hamelman has affixed the label AlphaSoloism. In All alone: Essays at the Single-Artist Rock Album, 11 students discover 11 varied albums, either recognized and imprecise, published among 1970 and 2011. Their essays remove darkness from aesthetic, technical, and theoretical components that distinguish AlphaSolo recordings from traditional ones.In addition to supplying old historical past on studio, stay, unique, and canopy recordings published among the 1970 to the current, the essays discover questions of purpose, craft, functionality, and reception.

All by way of Myself marks the AlphaSolo subgenre’s second of foundation as a musical class and educational box. To date, no examine exists in this certain style of music-making, and All via Myself serves as a decision for destiny investigations into this current and transforming into phenomenon in rock culture.

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