MUSIC BOOKS - DESCRIPTION OF A GENRE
After there has been the AUDIOBOOK invented, we had some follow-ups on the book market, for example the Kindle electronic books that we could read electronically. It is merely all about to present the same kind of literature, invented in Ancient Times, in a new way. These experiments are legal until we aim to attract people driven by the modern Era to be in touch with written word.
Written literature is slow. It takes time, patience, and a lot of silent environment that does not bother too far, to focus on words, which create in human head a story with a clue. Modern Times, after the Industrial Era, have been gaining on speed, which has had impact on human Lives and the needs presented by human brain. Over 100 years ago the last attempt to make a human story a popular experience was the invention of motion picture, the Cinema. The 10th Muse has entered, and it was a Revolution, indeed.
In the meantime there have been a few spontanious tries to combine literature with music. First, there was the last Jim Morrison recording, poems titled "An American Prayer". After Jim passed away, nobody had an idea, how to present this Audiobook in public space. To get it printed, his band, the Doors, have put sound in the background of Jim's spoken word, and a beautiful story with music in audio form has come to light on the market. It was a success. In my opinion "The American Prayer" recording by The Doors could be considered as the source for Music-Books creation.
Progressive music genres know some experimentation with spoken word, and there has been the accapella singing sincever, which is a cute passage to spoken literature, but barely anyone has made a concious step to combine music with bookwriting from all of these little inventions.
Creating the demo titled "Vacuum Book" I was consciously aware I want to make a Cinema without the screen, and let people who listen dream the Cinema screen on their own like they were picturing action while reading a literature. Consciously I have combined the AudioBook with sound & music that way, that a sound-theatreplay has come to existence. My official concept-album, which came after, and is now there on the market, is exactly the MUSIC-BOOK genre, which puts literature and music together for an enormous experience in sound and word. Its title is "VACUUM", and it contains two fundamental stories for the future existence of MUSIC-BOOKS: the "Lavender" & "Colors of the Universe". A theatre in the head is borne.
After my "Vacuum Book" demo (2017), there have appeared some experiments in the USA to step forward with the MUSIC-BOOK genre. You can get a glimpse of it on the SOPHISTICATED APE RADIO. The perfect and fully ready form, fully invented and properly presented, you will please enjoy on my 2018' LP-album "Vacuum". Ladies & Gentlemen, we please now present the new genre: MUSIC-BOOK.