2010/01/09

Terry Riley - Poppy Nogood / Last Camel in Paris

5 excerpts which comprise a 40 minute recorded document of Riley's late 60s Reichian tape loops manipulated live soprano saxophone mind expanding psychic furniture re-arranging stream of consciousness cut up meta-concrete time lag accumulating all night solo concerts reissued by the Cortical Foundation, with artwork, in the form of a fold out poster which surely does the original little justice, by the perhaps equally visionary visual artist Bruce Conner (stroke of genius on the part of label) and now again out of print. a glimpse into a psychedelic puzzle vision of infinite cosmic proportions so mesmerizing and psycho-actively ahead of its time the world will not catch up in another 3 centuries. brought to you by the tigers of love.

and a brighter, perhaps more "accessible" album: taken from a live recording at the Theatre Edouard VII in Paris from November 10th, 1978, Riley plays on a solo organ that has been modified to handle four channels - two live and two delayed, and tuned in just intonation.

3 comments:

icastico said...

The new one from aboombong, asynchronic, owes a lot to Terry Riley...

http://aboombong.bandcamp.com/album/asynchronic

hideo said...

zhao- don't know if you could repost this (between your club dates), but it would be great to hear this

arigato

zhao said...

i think these files were removed by the labels people. so i don't think i will be reposting them. but i'm sure you can find them somewhere else sometime...