David Toop

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David Toop (born 5th May 1949, Enfield, London, England) is a musician, writer and sound curator.

He has published three books, currently translated into six languages: Rap Attack (now in its third edition), Ocean of Sound, and Exotica (selected as a winner of the 21st annual American Books Awards for 2000).

His first album, New and Rediscovered Musical Instruments, was released on Brian Eno's Obscure label in 1975; since 1995 he has released six solo albums - Screen Ceremonies, Pink Noir, Spirit World, Museum of Fruit, Hot Pants Idol and 37th Floor At Sunset: Music For Mondophrenetic - and curated five acclaimed CD compilations for Virgin Records - Ocean of Sound, Crooning On Venus, Sugar & Poison, Booming On Pluto and Guitars On Mars.

In 1998 he composed the soundtrack for Acqua Matrix, the outdoor spectacular that closed every night of Lisbon Expo '98 from May until September. He has recorded shamanistic ceremonies in Amazonas, appeared on Top Of The Pops with The Flying Lizards, worked with musicians including Brian Eno, John Zorn, Prince Far I, Jon Hassell, Derek Bailey, Talvin Singh, Evan Parker, Max Eastley, Scanner, Ivor Cutler, Haruomi Hosono, Jin Hi Kim and Bill Laswell, and collaborated with artists from many other disciplines, including theatre director/actor Steven Berkoff, Japanese Butoh dancer Mitsutaka Ishii, sound poet Bob Cobbing visual artist John Latham, filmmaker Jae-eun Choi and author Jeff Noon.

As a critic and columnist he has written for many publications, including The Wire, The Face, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Arena, Vogue, Spin, GQ, Bookforum, Urb, Black Book, The New York Times and The Village Voice. He has curated Sonic Boom, the UK's largest ever exhibition of sound art, displayed at the Hayward Gallery, London, from April to June, 2000. In 2001-02 he was sound curator for Radical Fashion, an exhibition of work by designers including Issey Miyake, Junya Watanabe, Martin Margiela and Hussein Chalayan, held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2001-2002 and featuring music by Björk, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Akira Rabelais, Paul Schütze and others.
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David Toop - New And Rediscovered Musical Instruments album art David Toop / Max Eastley David Toop / Max Eastley - New And Rediscovered Musical Instruments (Album) Obscure (2), Island Records UK 1975 Sell This Version
David Toop - Cholagogues album art Nestor Figueras, David Toop, Paul Burwell Nestor Figueras, David Toop, Paul Burwell - Cholagogues (Album) Bead Records UK 1977 Sell This Version
QMC 1 David Toop - Burwell / Toop album art Burwell* / Toop* Burwell* / Toop* - Burwell / Toop(Cass, Album) Quartz-Mirliton Cassettes QMC 1 UK 1977 Sell This Version
!QUARTZ 003 David Toop - Wounds album art David Toop / Paul Burwell David Toop / Paul Burwell - Wounds(LP, Album) Quartz Publications !QUARTZ 003 UK 1979 Sell This Version
David Toop - Whirled Music album art Max Eastley / Steve Beresford / Paul Burwell / David Toop Max Eastley / Steve Beresford / Paul Burwell / David Toop - Whirled Music Quartz Publications UK 1980 Sell This Version
INCUS 33 David Toop - Circadian Rhythm album art Paul Burwell / Hugh Davies / Max Eastley / Paul Lovens / Paul Lytton / Annabel Nicolson / Evan Parker / David Toop Paul Burwell / Hugh Davies / Max Eastley / Paul Lovens / Paul Lytton / Annabel Nicolson / Evan Parker / David Toop - Circadian Rhythm(LP) Incus INCUS 33 UK 1980 Sell This Version
Y 13 David Toop - Imitation Of Life album art Tristan Honsinger / Steve Beresford / Toshinori Kondo / David Toop Tristan Honsinger / Steve Beresford / Toshinori Kondo / David Toop - Imitation Of Life(LP, Album) Y Records Y 13 UK 1981 Sell This Version
David Toop - Deadly Weapons album art Steve Beresford / David Toop / John Zorn / Tonie Marshall Steve Beresford / David Toop / John Zorn / Tonie Marshall - Deadly Weapons (Album) Nato France 1986 Sell This Version
David Toop - Buried Dreams album art David Toop And Max Eastley David Toop And Max Eastley - Buried Dreams (Album) Beyond UK 1994 Sell This Version
Wire 9001 David Toop - Screen Ceremonies album art David Toop Screen Ceremonies(CD, Album) The Wire Editions Wire 9001 UK 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 42078 2 3 David Toop - Pink Noir album art David Toop Pink Noir(CD, Album) Virgin 7243 8 42078 2 3 UK 1996 Sell This Version
AMBT22, 7243 8 44748 2 9 David Toop - Spirit World album art David Toop Spirit World(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin AMBT22, 7243 8 44748 2 9 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CAI2022 David Toop - Museum Of Fruit album art David Toop Museum Of Fruit(CD, Album, Dig) Caipirinha Productions CAI2022 US 1999 Sell This Version
bar 020 David Toop - Hot Pants Idol album art David Toop Hot Pants Idol(CD, Album) Barooni bar 020 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
David Toop - Needle In The Groove album art Jeff Noon & David Toop Jeff Noon & David Toop - Needle In The Groove Sulphur Records UK 2000 Sell This Version
SR163 David Toop - 37th Floor At Sunset - Music For Mondophrenetic™ album art David Toop 37th Floor At Sunset - Music For Mondophrenetic™(CD, Album) Sub Rosa SR163 Belgium 2000 Sell This Version
EDRM401 David Toop - A Picturesque View, Ignored album art Toop* + Scanner + I/O3 Toop* + Scanner + I/O3 - A Picturesque View, Ignored(CD, Album) Room40 EDRM401 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
SR205 David Toop - Black Chamber album art David Toop Black Chamber(CD, Album) Sub Rosa SR205 Belgium 2003 Sell This Version
[Bleep 25] David Toop - Doll Creature album art Max Eastley, David Toop Max Eastley, David Toop - Doll Creature(CD, Album) BiP_HOp [Bleep 25] France 2004 Sell This Version
sound cd ss009 David Toop - Sound Body album art David Toop Sound Body(CD, Album) Samadhisound sound cd ss009 UK & US 2007 Sell This Version
at36 David Toop - Wunderkammern album art Rhodri Davies / Lee Patterson / David Toop Rhodri Davies / Lee Patterson / David Toop - Wunderkammern(CD, Album) Another Timbre at36 UK 2010 Sell This Version
SRV379 David Toop - Lost Shadows: In Defence Of The Soul (Yanomami Shamanism, Songs, Ritual, 1978) album art David Toop Lost Shadows: In Defence Of The Soul (Yanomami Shamanism, Songs, Ritual, 1978)(LP) Sub Rosa SRV379 Belgium 2015 Sell This Version
VF140 Live 2, none David Toop - Live At White Cube album art David Toop Live At White Cube(LP, Album, Ltd) The Vinyl Factory, White Cube VF140 Live 2, none UK 2015 Sell This Version
David Toop - Entities Inertias Faint Beings album art David Toop Entities Inertias Faint Beings (Album) Room40 Australia 2016 Sell This Version
SRV414 David Toop - Life On The Inside album art David Toop Life On The Inside(LP, Ltd) Sub Rosa SRV414 Belgium 2016 Sell This Version