The Art of Noise were an avant-garde synthpop group formed in early 1983 by engineer/producer Gary Langan and programmer J. J. Jeczalik, along with arranger Anne Dudley, producer Trevor Horn and music journalist Paul Morley. The group's mostly instrumental compositions were novel melodic sound collages based on digital sampler technology, which was new at the time. Inspired by turn-of-the-20th-century revolutions in music, the Art of Noise were initially packaged as a faceless anti- or non-group, blurring the distinction between the art and its creators. The band is noted for innovative use of electronics and computers in pop music and particularly for innovative use of sampling.
Guarded for centuries, its secrets once passed by word of mouth only, the Kabbalah remains one of our oldest mystical paths for union with the divine. What is the Kabbalah, and why are its teachings so treasured by those who know them? On The Beginner's Guide to the Kabbalah, you will join Rabbi David Cooper for an uplifting introduction to this living cornerstone of Judaism's esoteric tradition. Join him as he lifts the veil on the Kabbalah's core teachings and practices, and their potential to uncode the secrets of the universe. From the four worlds of reality, to the fascinating archetypes symbolized by the Tree of Life, to meditations for merging with the divine, here is an outstanding guide to the Kabbalah and its many wonders.