Musical Psychedelia: Research at the Intersection of Music and Psychedelic Experience (Ashgate Popular and Folk Music) (Hardcover)

Musical Psychedelia: Research at the Intersection of Music and Psychedelic Experience (Ashgate Popular and Folk Music) By Gemma L. Farrell (Editor) Cover Image
By Gemma L. Farrell (Editor)
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Psychedelic music is a fascinating yet under-researched field of study. This thought-provoking collection offers a broad introduction to the fi eld of psychedelic music studies, bringing together scholarly work on psychedelic music in genres like rock, folk, electronic dance music and pop. Through an expanded purview on psychedelic music, an emerging trend in research, the collection affords students and academics alike an introduction to a rich, multi-faceted field.

The contributing authors explore a range of different facets of musical psychedelia: its transgressive and transcendent aspects, its foregrounding of timbre and texture, the way it changes our perception of time, its influence on "non-psychedelic" music, key composition and production techniques that composers and musicians use in its creation, how it is mediated by different places and spaces, and the interplay between psychedelic visual and sonic aesthetics.

This interdisciplinary work reveals both commonalities in musical psychedelic experiences and the contestation inherent in a fi eld of study that juxtaposes music of different genres and eras with a variety of theoretical approaches and methodologies. In broadening the scope of psychedelic music research, the collection not only makes for varied and absorbing reading on the subject level but also stimulates reflexive thought about interdisciplinary research.

About the Author


Gemma L. Farrell, PhD, is an Associate Researcher in the Music Department at the University of Sussex, UK, and author of Psychedelic Style and Embodiment in Psytrance (PhD thesis, 2019).


Product Details
ISBN: 9781032047133
ISBN-10: 1032047135
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 31st, 2023
Pages: 236
Language: English
Series: Ashgate Popular and Folk Music