Rob Young was born in Bristol in 1968. He has worked as a music writer and editor since 1993, when he joined the staff of The Wire. He was editor of the title between 2000-04 and continues as a co-owner, contributor and editorial member. He regularly presents The Wire's 'Adventures in Modern Music' show on Resonance 104.4 FM, and edited the collections of Wire articles Undercurrents: The Hidden Wiring of Modern Music (Continuum 2002) and The Wire Primers: A Guide to Modern Music (Verso, 2009). Rob also wrote the first two in Black Dog Publishing's Labels Unlimited series of illustrated record company biographies: Warp (2005) and Rough Trade (2006). His latest book is a 650-page history of folk music and the British imagination, from the late 19th century to the present, Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music (Faber and Faber 2010). Rob lives in Stoke Newington, north London, with his family, including two children, and has contributed to publications including Uncut, Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Frieze and Art Review.
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Book Excerpt by Rob Young, 'Electric Eden' (Faber), August 2010
NOTE: This is an excerpt from Rob Young's superb new folk opus Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music, published in August 2010 by Faber & ...
Profile and Interview by Rob Young, Wire, The, January 1998
As the prime mover behind Talk Talk, Mark Hollis threw off the shackles of a pop existence to create the bleakest, yet most lyrical orchestral ...
Press Release by Rob Young, 4AD Records, September 2012
Bish (n. sl.), bitchBosch, Hieronymous (c. 1450–1516), Dutch painterBish bosh (sl.), job done, sorted* ...
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