Thursday, August 18, 2011
Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curve Air (1969)
More cosmic than the usually freak-out electronica of the late 60's, Terry Riley's 3rd studio album shows his skills as an arranger as he uses overdubbing to play all of the electronics on the album. The electronic harpsichord and electric organ give the record a 70's vibe but thankfully without the guitar-solos-to-the-gods and Phil Collins drum sets of the Prog Rock era.
Track 1: Imagine what the inside of Brian Eno's head sounds like on LSD as he's composing a piece while his kid plays NES in the next room.
Track 2: Effects, horns, and an albums worth of possible Four Tet samples.
Posted by Leif at 1:58 PM