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Although toops subject is predominantly that of fabricated soundscapes in a real world a music which has come to be categorised as exotica his roots are literary and extend to novelistic cosmographers like herman melville joseph conrad and william burroughs. Merging anecdote and biography autobiography and interviews fact and fiction and a characteristically eclectic selection of music david toop spirals us through the 20th centurys guilty fascination with exotica notions of the exotic have long inspired musicians across the musical spectrum from classical to easy listening to rap from stravinsky to the boo yah tribe exotica takes a . Exotica fabricated soundscapes in a real world fabricated soundscapes in the real world amazoncouk toop david books. Exotica takes a look at the music and people behind some of the worlds most witty experimental and adventurous sound recordings since the invention of the microphone people have experimented with sound putting everything from thunderstorms and dolphin sounds medical operations native jungle drums and junkyard trash down on vinyl