Interview with Rob Young, author of “Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music”

Rob Young, author of "Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music."

One of my favorite non-fiction books published this year was Rob Young's "Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music," a wide-ranging, adventurous, and  deeply pleasing work that traces the beginnings, rise, and legacy of British folk music. Not content to merely provide discographies and musical influences, Young digs deeper into the romanticism, yearnings, and spiritual dimensions of making a "British" music, mapping an "Other Britain" or "Albion" that exists as an ideal, a … [Read more...]


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