R Is For Roland is a new hardcover book about the history of 23 selected Roland synthesizers and drum machines, from 1973 until 1987, that revolutionized the world of electronic music.
The book features over 384 pages, filled with portraits of the machines, detailed insight into the history and scores of artist interviews.
It features Lee “Scratch” Perry, Au Revoir Simone, Portishead, Nightmares On Wax, The Hacker, Jeff Mills, The Egyptian Lover, Plastikman, Mathew Jonson, Legowelt, Martyn Ware and many more…
Here is a video preview, via Electronic Beats TV:
Michal Matlak (aka Analog Roland Orchestra) served as the book’s central author and, alongside illustrator and photographer Tabita Hub, he created a book dedicated to some of the classic Roland instruments that have played an integral role in shaping electronic music.
R Is For Roland will be released on May 11th 2015.