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Ubik

Philip K. Dick

In this early mind-breaking essay for and against a particular transhumanism, Dick shows us scenes from the life (and possible death) of Joe Chip, an erstwile screw-up with a heart of tin-plated gold, as he comes to battle an evil child-god.

Strangely, none of the above is a spoiler in any way.

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Noise: The Political Economy of Music

Jacques Attali, Brian Massumi, and Fredric Jameson (introduction)

What this tome offers is an economic and sociocultural look at the disruptive modalities of music as a cultural product, tracing a wavering line with one end localized in an age when being a musician was being an pariah (its attendant and very real dangers included), through to the creation of academies and conservatories, finishing up slightly inside of the age of stadium rock, recording companies, and radio airplay programming.

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On the Sensations of Tone: With a New Introd. (1954) by Henry Margenau

Hermann von Helmholtz

IF YOU HAVE EVER ASKED YOURSELF ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS, THIS BOOK MIGHT HELP:

How does sound work?

How is a sound real, physically real?

What consitutes a "sound"?

What is sound, really?

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Slaughtermatic

Steve Aylett

Recommended for your Deleuze and Guattarri reading friends who seem humorless but like lasers.

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With My Dog Eyes

Hilda Hilst

This is a beautifully-constructed, intricately-woven jewel of a novel, poised poetry as prose, rich, polychromatic, dense as a sliver of neutronium.