tisdag 2 oktober 2007

Terry Riley - Rainbow in Curved Air


Minimalism, pattern music, phase music... Call it what you want, but this is the genre Terry Riley single handedly created in the mid-60's and what he is best known for. Back then high-tech, now dinosaur music, it still have the ability to hypnotize you into a dreamy, introspective world. An interesting note for the fellow Nintendo/Rare dwellers is that the title track is pretty similar in style with much of the Donkey Kong Country 3 soundtrack.

1. A Rainbow in Curved Air (18:39)
2. Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band (21:38)

Genre: Avant-Garde
Styles: Ambient, Minimalism, Tape Music
Released: 1967
Length: 40:17

måndag 1 oktober 2007

Wendy Carlos - The Well-Tempered Synthesizer

Welcome to my blog of so called experimental so called music so called classics. I'll try keep it short and let the music speak for itself. Still, if you have any questions about the composers/albums/works and what not, I'll be more than happy to replay. Right, on to the first album:


You know the cheesy title music for A Clockwork Orange? This is a full-lenght album by that composer, here preforming 18th century western european classical music compositions with a moog synthesizer. Expect a healthy amount of microtonality!

1. Monteverdi: "Orfeo Suite" (Toccata; Ritornello I; Choro II; Ritornello II; Choro II; Ritornello II)
2. Scarlatti: "Sonata In G Major"
3. Scarlatti: "Sonata In D Major"
4. Handel: "Water Music: Bourree"
5. Handel: "Water Music: Air"
6. Handel: "Water Music: Allegro Deciso"
7. Scarlatti: "Sonata In E Major"
8. Scarlatti: "Sonata In D Major"
9. Bach: "Brandenburg Concerto #4 in G Major: Allegro"
10. Bach: "Brandenburg Concerto #4 in G Major: Andante"
11. Bach: "Brandenburg Concerto #4 in G Major: Presto"
12. Monteverdi: "Domine Ad Adjuvandum" (from the 1610 Vespers)
13. Sound Test Tone

Genre: Electronica
Styles: Electronic, Microtonal
Release: 1969
Length: 35:50