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BJOOKS Offers Seven Inspirational Gifts for the Music Dad on Father’s Day

Copenhagen, Denmark, June 7, 2023 — This Father’s Day, renowned music book publisher Bjooks invites you to discover its line of hardcover books — beautifully designed, immaculately printed and informatively written. Each book, starting with PUSH TURN MOVE which was published in 2017 and most recently with INSPIRE THE MUSIC – 50 Years of Roland History, explores the tools, artists, techniques and inspiring ideas involved in music creation. Whether Dad is a music creator or a music fan, each title is sure to impart creative inspiration.

Below is a summary of currently available BJOOKS titles, all of which ship from within the United States and available at many of your favorite music retailers:


​With 400 photo-packed pages, INSPIRE THE MUSIC features 90+ interviews and stories covering the work of world-famous recording artists, producers and music makers. Learn about the tools that made musical dreams a reality: rhythm boxes that played what you told them to, guitars that could make any sound imaginable, grand pianos that didn’t need strings and drum kits you could carry in one hand.


​This book’s 25+ interviews, detailed instrument overviews, photo tours and patch examples will keep synth fans and users thoroughly entertained. Explore the principles of semi-modular synthesis, and supercharge your creativity with dozens of tips, techniques, and patches. Synth novices, experienced professionals, Korg enthusiasts, and ARP lovers alike will find this book an essential resource.

​Synth Gems 1 is a beautifully photographed 320-page hardcover art book celebrating vintage synthesizers and the people who created them.Authored and curated by well-known synth expert and music technology writer “Dr. Mike” Metlay, SYNTH GEMS 1 takes readers on a chronological journey through a unique selection of over 60 synthesizers – some popular, some rare, all beautiful. Meant for newcomers to synthesis as well as experienced electronic musicians, SYNTH GEMS 1 spans the critical historical period from 1970 to 2000 with stunning photography and detailed articles that explain the history, technology, and legacy of each instrument.

​PEDAL CRUSH is the ultimate guide to effects pedals and their creative use. If you run a guitar, bass, keyboard, or other instrument through stompboxes, PEDAL CRUSH will open new doors for you in ways you never imagined. A trip into the expansive, eclectic, and mesmerizing world of effects pedals, PEDAL CRUSH examines the stompbox phenomenon as a means of creative expression and personal sound shaping. Bursting with color photos and illustrations, it systematically covers over 800 pedals – from vintage to cutting edge, from the essential to the exotic, from popular classics to boutique wizardry.

PATCH & TWEAK with Moog ($45 USD)
​This is the perfect gift for any synthesizer enthusiast or Moog fan. The 200-page book — complete with detailed patches and diagrams — covers everything from electronic music history, to the legacy of Bob Moog, to modern applications of Moog Music’s newest semi-modular instruments. Readers will explore more than 100 tips, ideas, and patches to use as creative inspiration on their journey of exploring sound, ensuring artists of any skill level can experience the joy of analog synthesis.

​Widely recognized as the definitive overview of modular synthesis and its tools and techniques, PATCH & TWEAK combines a systematic exploration of the components of synthesis with a comprehensive reference guide to modules and their interactions. Starting with basic concepts, the book literally takes an empty frame and gradually fills it with modules of all kinds, describing their functions in detailed yet understandable terms. Over 700 modules from dozens of manufacturers have their moment to shine, and luminaries of synthesis fill the book with their particular methods, patches, and viewpoints through a wide range of interviews.

​As the bjook that started it all, PUSH TURN MOVE — which has been updated in 2021 —  features hundreds of photos and diagrams, dozens of interviews with designers and artists, and eye-opening essays on history, philosophy, design, and user experience. With clear writing and stunning photography, it builds a bridge between abstract design concepts and the feelings we have when we touch our music… between technology and humanity. Science, engineering, passion, and inspiration come together in a unique look at the special bond between instrument and player. PUSH TURN MOVE is a love letter from human to machine that has to be experienced to be believed.

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​BJOOKS is the boutique publishing company started and run by author, designer, and musician Kim Bjørn. His first book, PUSH TURN MOVE, was published in 2017. This was followed by PATCH & TWEAK in 2018, which has since been referred to as the ‘Bible of Modular Synthesis;. “PEDAL CRUSH – Stompbox effects for creative music making” was released in 2019, followed by Patch & Tweak with Moog in 2020. Most recently, the titles Patch & Tweak with Korg and Inspire The Music: 50 Years of Roland History were both released in 2022. The mission of BJOOKS is to create even more exciting titles about music technology, artists, and makers to document, inspire and explore the world of music creation.