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"Composing Electronic Music" is Roads's guide to music composition through the prism of his newly developed toolkit, theory and strategy within the realm of electronic sounds. The book describes ways of manipulating and organizing musical content, emphasizing the confluence of the aesthetic and the technical. A very comprehensive new musical vocabluary is also presented in the book, expanding the established language of composers and musicians. The concept of multiscale organization is central to the text, which basically involves a method of generating and utilizing multiple interacting musical time scales. ''Composing Electronic Music" is a vital book for anyone interested in the compositional theory of electronic music.