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?
Vinyl LP £26.49 PP01
180g black vinyl LP on Pure Pleasure. Remastered from original master tapes! Sleeve is manufactured like the original USA Sony Masterworks sleeves, gatefold, but where the LP is inserted from the inside into the right hand flap.
Vinyl LP £22.74 MOVCL039
180g BLACK vinyl reissue LP on Music On Vinyl in PVC protective sleeve with insert.
CD £11.49 ECLEC2305
Remastered CD on Cherry Red / Esoteric.
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9/10 Jack 1st June 2016
This is one of the works and recordings that put minimalism on the map. Riley's In C has been called the The Rite of Spring of our time. This first recording led the way to the many other versions that appeared but this is the first and the best. Since this landmark recording, there have been other noteworthy versions. I heard an interesting one by the Shanghai Film Orchestra, which includes a number of Chinese instruments which create a uniquely shimmering texture. But this one was the first, and has its own place in history.
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