New Book Assembles International Collection Of The Avant-Garde


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'The Moderns' features the world’s great electronic, ambient, new classical, jazz, noise and other artists.
BADD PRESS announces the launch of The Moderns, a book dedicated to the world’s great avant-garde artists. Featuring more than 100 reviews, profiles and interviews and authored by music journalist Kevin Press, the book introduces readers to established and emerging music leaders from around the world.

“This is a golden era for the avant-garde,” says Press. “But it’s a difficult thing to navigate. As music has become increasingly easy to access, the best–truly innovative–work has become more difficult than ever to find. The Moderns is a kind of guide book for lovers of serious music.”

The book is focused on currently active artists. Featuring sections on electronic music, ambient music, new classical works, jazz and more, readers are presented detailed, easy-to-read descriptions of the artists and their remarkable work.

“My goal is to connect people who care about these styles of music with the most exciting artists in the world,” says Press.

Featured artists include:

  • Taylor Deupree
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Emika
  • Blaque Dynamite
  • Front 242
  • Lee Yi
  • Akira Kosemura
  • Dwight Trible
The Moderns also features an Artist of the Moment essay on jazz-great Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah aTunde Adjuah. “The Centennial Trilogy–a set of albums released in 2017–represents an important high-water mark in modern jazz,” says Press. “It epitomizes what The Moderns has been written to celebrate.”

Kevin Press has been writing about music since 1992. He is a regular contributor to Exclaim!, All About Jazz and his own baddpress.blog.

The Moderns is available in both hard copy and e-book formats from Amazon, Kobo and Indigo.

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