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Terry Riley - Reed Streams
Terry Riley
Reed Streams
LP | 1967 | EU | Reissue (Endless Happiness)
21,99 €*
Release:1967 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Long awaited reissue for Terry Riley's 1967 debut album, and one of the greatest pieces of minimal music ever created.
Terry Riley - Live In Paris 1975
Terry Riley
Live In Paris 1975
LP | 2019 | EU (DBQP)
12,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Exclusive French live recordings of Terry Riley's psychedelic organ work, hot on the heels of the 1972 masterpiece Persian Surgery Dervishes. Riley is in stunning form playing the kind of endlessly rippling dosed organ drones with a sense of stasis in expansion that is uniquely brain-razzing. These two untitled performances are lush and dreamlike, inducing a state of trance. Another stunning document of the 'minimalism' golden era.
Terry Riley - In C
Terry Riley
In C
LP | 1968 | UK | Reissue (Pure Pleasure)
26,99 €*
Release:1968 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
If ever there were a popular work of minimalism, one that stated its purpose so clearly it could not be mistaken, Terry Riley's legendary composition In C is the one. It is a work that needs no explanation for its pulsing sequences of pitch all centering around the 53 phases of no duration played on the note and its performances have been numerous - even if there have been relatively few recordings of it. The Bang on a Can all-stars have recorded perhaps the most innovative version of the work thus far, after Riley's own, which was issued in the 1960s on Columbia's long defunct Odyssey label. This version reads minimalism as popular music and popular music as, finally, classical. The Bang on a Can version is outrageously wonderful. This single repeated note, meditatively engaged and then played upon in modulation, is taken by Bang on a Can and torn apart, with gritty, urban vision, rock & roll energy, and pure New York street smarts. Using a wide array of instruments (from piano, vibes, glockenspiel, cello, Wu man's pipa, clarinet, mandolin, soprano saxophone, electric guitar, marimba, chimes, and bass) for 45 minutes, this mind-flexing composition is moved through the sequence of all these instrumentalists, each coloring it just a bit, moving it a tad further outside and into the future, the dynamics shift subtly and change, direction becomes fluid, and the drama becomes white-knuckle tense after such a meditative beginning and then releases again. This is the creation of language, tonal, timbral, and spatial. There is an architecture at work in this version that erects small towers of meaning in sound and piles them atop each other until a sonic Tower of Babel is finally fully erected. The pulse never stops; it never disengages no matter which instrument or group of instruments enters or leaves the fray. It is there, constant, always being born and always dying and being transformed, reincarnated as some other sound, some other phrase, but always identified by the pulse. This is more hypnotic than any rock & roll, and more powerful than any Beethoven symphony is taken in with openness. This is music - ultimately made by a truly gifted and disciplined ensemble that share a singularly optimistic vision for modern music - that can, and will, change your life.
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Terry Riley - Live At La Salle Wagram Paris 1975
Terry Riley
Live At La Salle Wagram Paris 1975
LP | 2018 | EU (DBQP)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU
Genre:Organic Grooves
“The Descending Moonshine Dervishes” is one of composer Terry Riley’s most well known pieces, a brilliant swelling organ masterpiece. Though his performance of the piece 10 days later, at the Metamusik Festival in Berlin, is more well known, this version from Paris on November 19, 1975 may be superior. Essential for all fans of 20th Century Minimalism and electronics.
Terry Riley - A Rainbow In Curved Air
Terry Riley
A Rainbow In Curved Air
LP | 1969 | US | Reissue (8th)
26,99 €*
Release:1969 / US – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Experimental composer Terry Riley may have got his
start playing in piano bars, and writing pattern pieces
for jazz ensembles, his greatest impact was upon the
world of electronic music. In particular, his third
album: 1969's A Rainbow In Curved Air. The 40+
minute record is an odyssey of improvised
experimental sounds, prominently featuring
jazz-inspired modal scales and cues from Indian
classical music. (Riley had made frequent trips to
India in his youth and fell in love with the country.)
Through the usage of then-revolutionary overdubbing
and tape-looping techniques, Riley was also able to
perform every instrument himself on the record,
including electric organs, electric harpsichords, a
soprano saxophone, and an Indian dumbec.
A Rainbow In Curved Air was a revelation to critics,
who heaped praise upon Riley, who had in essence
invented minimalism as a music genre. The record
has been cited as a major influence on the likes
of Phillip Glass, Brian Eno, Arthur Russell, Mike
Oldfield, Giorgio Moroder, and numerous others,
while the distinctly patterned organ lines of The
Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" and "Baba O'Riley"
were directly inspired by Riley's piece. The repetitious
minimalism of Rainbow also was integral to the
development of future genres, such as ambient, jazz
fusion, new age, progressive rock, and future
varieties of electronic music. More than just a
revolutionary record, Rainbow also represented one
final burst of sunny, utopian energy, as the dark and
dreary 1970s loomed overhead.
Terry Riley - In C
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