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Bjooks Inspire The Music: 50 Years of Roland History

Bjooks Inspire The Music: 50 Years of Roland History  ·  Source: Bjooks

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To celebrate 50 years of inspiration and innovation from Roland Bjooks is releasing “Inspire The Music: 50 Years of Roland History”. It’s a massive 400-page coffee-table tome of Roland’s fabulousness.

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Inspire the Music

These Roland things keep popping up in this 50th year of celebration. Bjook has mined the rich veins of Roland’s history. It’s unearthed a wealth of insight and inquiry into one of the most influential makers of electronic music gear. This is going to be epic and will sit beautifully alongside their other titles such as Push Turn Move, Patch & Tweak, Patch & Tweak with Moog, Pedal Crush and Synth Gems.

Within the pages of this new book, you’ll find over 70 interviews with colourful people. We’re talking about colourful luminaries such as Nick Rhodes, Howard Jones, Johnny Marr, Nita Strauss, Jean-Michel Jarre, Steve Levine, that geezer from Orbital, and many more. It will look at the culture behind the manufacturer and trace the history from the first ideas from founder Ikutaro Kakehashi through to where they are today.

Bjooks Inspire The Music: 50 Years of Roland History

Bjooks Inspire The Music: 50 Years of Roland History

Amongst all the people and commentators, you’ll also find the gear. There will be big piles of gear that obviously include some of the most influential ever created. Machines such as your Jupiters and X0X drum machines. But equally you’ll also find the quirky and unloved misfires that no one wants to talk about.

Created by Kim Bjørn

Kim Bjørn, founder and CEO of Bjooks said:

“We’ve been privileged to gain access to the company’s vast archive of interviews and technical information, interview the quiet geniuses that design the musical future, and connect with the worldwide Roland community. Dozens of enthusiastic creators have helped put together this monument of music tech history, documenting decades of tech innovation and artistry, told by the people who used the instruments and the engineers who made them come alive.”

Bjooks Inspire The Music: 50 Years of Roland History

Bjooks Inspire The Music: 50 Years of Roland History

This will be a beautifully presented archive of Roland loveliness if the previous books are anything to go by. The whole series is undoubtedly well written. They are deeply informative and so engaging that you’ll lose whole afternoons to the pleasure of thumbing through them. Without a doubt every musician who has an interest in technology and synthesizers should own them.

Hopefully, Inspire The Music: 50 Years of Roland History will be along this summer. I imagine it will be priced at around £55, similar to the other titles in the series.

Bjooks Patch & Tweak

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One response to ““Inspire The Music: 50 Years of Roland History” a new book from Bjooks”

    Klemen Kotar says:
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    I have all the other books from them. I’ll buy the Rjoland bjook as well.

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