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Meat Beat Manifesto Vs. Terry Riley
In C

One of the great things about Terry Riley’s masterwork In C is that it seems to be open to successful interpretation by almost anyone: in this case, Meat Beat Manifesto! This is a remix of a recording of a 2009 performance by Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, and it works passages of that sweet minimalism into a more Meat Beat kind of territory. Limited vinyl release.

Terry Riley
Persian Surgery Dervishes

Available on vinyl for the first time since the 1970s, this is a double LP of live performances by the legendary ambient composer Terry Riley. Originally released in 1972 it captures performances in Los Angeles and Paris of completely different versions of the same composition showcasing the importance of improvisation in Riley’s music.   

John Cale & Terry Riley
Church Of Anthrax

This unique collaboration was originally released in 1971 and saw Cale (fresh from his ground-breaking work as a member of the Velvet Underground and now finding his feet as a solo artist) and Riley (noted for his highly influential works “In C” and “A Rainbow in Curved Air”) create a work of atmosphere and uniqueness. All instrumental, with the exception of the song “The Soul of Patrick Lee”, “Church of Anthrax” was the perfect melding of the experimental genius of two unique musicians. Hard to catagorise, the album was recorded a year prior to its release by Columbia in February 1971 and actually preceded Cale’s first solo album.

Terry Riley
In C

No matter how many times we hear it, we always come back to Terry Riley’s In C, the perfect meeting point between mind-pulsing minimalism, loose welcoming accessibility, and higher-plane spiritual ascension. It’s just a fabulous piece, with something new to give every time it is performed or heard. So stick it on your turntable yeah?

Steve Reich / Terry Riley
Six Pianos / Keyboard Study #1

Six Pianos is a Steve Reich piece for, uh, six pianos, originally composed in the 70’s. Presented here is a brand new 2016 version produced by overlaying six pianist’s separate recordings, with personnel including Hauschka and two members of Brandt Brauer Frick. Supporting the piece is Terry Riley’s keyboard Study #1. Out on the Film label.

Terry Riley / Don Cherry / Karl Berger
Live In Koln February 23, 1975

A thrilling collaboration between major experimental maestros from slightly different sound worlds. Don Cherry, in the middle of a very free-ranging phase, plays his majestic trumpet over the shimmering organ tones of Terry Riley, while Karl Berger adds vibraphone. Heady stuff. Reissue of a rare concert recording from 1975, in an edition of just 500. On Modern Silence.

Terry Riley and Roberto Cacciapaglia
In C

Terry Riley originally composed the urgent and enthralling "In C" -- characterised by minimal layers of percussion, oboe, flute, trombones and whatever -- back in 1964. Riley intended for the piece to be played for over thirty people, offering a boisterous and intense sound from very incremental, almost non-existent melodic segues. On this record, he's joined by Robert Cacciapaglia in a live 1988 performance of the piece at the Aterforum Festival in Ferrara.
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Terry Riley
A Rainbow In Curved Air

Terry Riley is the master of tape. Turning 8-second loops into musical instrumentation you can see how he is an inspiration for composers such as Phillip Glass  and William Basinski, you can also hear from this record The Who’s inspiration for Baba O’riley. The original, now classic 1969 release comes back once again.

The Kronos Quartet & Terry Riley
Cadenza on the Night Plain


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