Classic Steve Reich pieces presented in the form of classic 1971 recordings, reissued by Superior Viaduct. Both Four Organs and Phase Patterns utilise Reich’s patented phased repetition techniques, each performed by an ensemble including both Reich himself and fellow minimalist prince Philip Glass. CD reissue on Superior Viaduct.

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Remastered gatefold LP on Les Series Shandar. Edition of 1000 copies.

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Four Organs / Phase Patterns by Steve Reich
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9/10 Jack 3rd June 2016

This is early minimalism, a hard listen for those not used to the genre but for those who are initiated, it is a classic. The recording is live (without audience reaction included) and has both Philip Glass and Steve Reich (one of the few times) together. "Four Organs" is an intense piece, the same phrase played by the musicians, repeatedly but slowly until all the resonant frequencies and harmonies become apparent. Once you've immersed yourself in the world of minimalism, then by all means pick this one up.



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