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Terry Riley ‎– 2016.The 3 Generations Trio

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01. Camargue Voices (19:49)
02. MissiGono (part 3) (09:38)
03. G Song (06:09)
04. Ebony Horns (17:52)
05. Llanto (from Cantos Desiertos) (04:54)
06. Shri Camel (revisited) (18:09)

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The Grasshopper lies heavy
Two classic Terry Riley albums receive vinyl reissues through Beacon Sound

Minimalist composer Terry Riley has delivered more than his share of legendary recordings over his long and prolific career. Now, Beacon Sound has seen fit to pay tribute to that legacy by reissuing two wildly dissimilar and yet quintessentially-Riley albums on the 21st century music connoisseur’s format of choice: vinyl.

Descending Moonshine Dervishes (1982) and Songs for the Ten Voices of the Two Prophets (1983) are available now in special edition two-album bundles —you know, in case you want to give one to your sweetheart and keep one for yourself — and as individual LPs. The deluxe package with both records includes a lovely Risograph sleeve and liner notes from lecturer and author Keith Potter, but it’s only available in a limited, one-time run of 200. The keen minds at Beacon Sound predicted there would be a fiercer demand for the individually wrapped reissues, so they’re both available in a much more maximalist-minded edition of 300.

If you’re curious what these albums are all about (what does “avant-garde” mean anyway?), let me break it down for you. Descending Moonshine Dervishes is culled from an improvised 1975 performance in Berlin in which Riley plays and manipulates the sound of a modified organ; Songs for the Ten Voices of the Two Prophets, in contrast, was recorded in Munich in 1982 on two Prophet synthesizers and features Riley’s droning vocalizations. See? They’re completely different.

If you have maximum interest in minimalist classics, grab the reissues now over at the Beacon Sound web shop—oh wait, goddammit, Descending Moonshine Dervishes is already sold out (but hey, nothing says “minimalism” like scarcity)! Not to worry; if they’re all gone by the time you’re reading this, you can still listen to “Eastern Man” from Songs for the Ten Voices of the Two Prophets below as consolation, because, duh: THE INTERNET. You’re welcome.
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Brooklyn Raga Massive - Terry Riley in C (2017)

Brooklyn Raga Massive (BRM), a collective of forward thinking musicians rooted in Indian classical music, release Terry Riley In C recorded live in concert with 18 musicians at Joe’s Pub on January 11, 2017. Indian classical music is often a lonely affair involving 3 or 4 musicians at most. Sitarist Neel Murgai identified the canonic minimalist masterpiece as an accessible way for a critical mass of BRM musicians to play together. Terry Riley himself, after listening to an early performance recording, suggested they “use the basic In C form but open it up to solos...based on some of the patterns.” BRM’s arrangement of In C incorporates raga, Indian ornamentation, driving tabla rhythms, improvised solos and an instrumentation of sitar, sarod, bansuri, vocals, tabla, hammered dulcimer, oud, violin, cello, upright bass, dragon mouth trumpet, guitar, cajon, riq and frame drum.
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