Terry Riley In C 180g LP
Terry Riley In C 180g LP
Genre: Jazz
Label: Pure Pleasure
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Terry Riley In C 180g LP

Terry Riley

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SKU:
PPRLP7178
UPC:
PPRLP7178
High Quality 180g Vinyl Pressing!
Re-Mastered From Original Master Tapes by Ray Staff at Air Mastering! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!


Terry Riley’s ‘In C’ – by all accounts, the most important work in the history of minimalism “a masterpiece”– has been re-recorded by Portishead‘s Adrian Utley. Here you have the original after 45 years in all its purest Analogue glory, from Original Master Tapes and expertly re-mastered by Ray Staff, and pressed at Pallas Germany for Pure Pleasure.

If ever there were a popular work of minimalism, one that stated its purpose so clearly it could not be mistaken, Terry Riley's legendary composition In C is the one. It is a work that needs no explanation for its pulsing sequences of pitch all centering around the 53 phases of no duration played on the note and its performances have been numerous--even if there have been relatively few recordings of it. The Bang on a Can all-stars have recorded perhaps the most innovative version of the work thus far, after Riley's own, which was issued in the 1960s on Columbia's long defunct Odyssey label. This version reads minimalism as popular music and popular music as, finally, classical. The Bang on a Can version is outrageously wonderful. This single repeated note, meditatively engaged and then played upon in modulation, is taken by Bang on a Can and torn apart, with gritty, urban vision, rock & roll energy, and pure New York street smarts. Using a wide array of instruments (from piano, vibes, glockenspiel, cello, Wu man's pipa, clarinet, mandolin, soprano saxophone, electric guitar, marimba, chimes, and bass) for 45 minutes, this mind-flexing composition is moved through the sequence of all these instrumentalists, each coloring it just a bit, moving it a tad further outside and into the future, the dynamics shift subtly and change, direction becomes fluid, and the drama becomes white-knuckle tense after such a meditative beginning and then releases again. This is the creation of language, tonal, timbral, and spatial. There is an architecture at work in this version that erects small towers of meaning in sound and piles them atop each other until a sonic Tower of Babel is finally fully erected. The pulse never stops; it never disengages no matter which instrument or group of instruments enters or leaves the fray. It is there, constant, always being born and always dying and being transformed, reincarnated as some other sound, some other phrase, but always identified by the pulse. This is more hypnotic than any rock & roll, and more powerful than any Beethoven symphony is taken in with openness. This is music -- ultimately made by a truly gifted and disciplined ensemble that share a singularly optimistic vision for modern music -- that can, and will, change your life.

"You feel you have never done anything all your life long but listen to this music and as if that is all there is or ever will be." -Alfred Frankenstein, The San Francisco Chronicle

• Please note, for authenticity, the 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

Features:
• High-quality 180g Vinyl
• Re-Mastered From Original Master Tapes by Ray Staff at Air Mastering
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Analogue limited edition

Musicians:
Terry Riley, saxophone
Members of Center of the Creative and Performing Arts in the State University of New York at Buffalo:
Margaret Hassell - the Pulse
Lawrence Singer, oboe
Darlene Reynard, bassoon
Jon Hassell, trumpet
Jerry Kirkbride, clarinet
David Shostac, flute
David Rosenboom, viola
Stuart Dempster, trombone
Edward Burnham, vibraphone
Jan Williams, marimbaphone

Selections:
Side One:

1. Terry Riley: In C
Side Two:
1. Terry Riley: In C
Description
High Quality 180g Vinyl Pressing!
Re-Mastered From Original Master Tapes by Ray Staff at Air Mastering! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!


Terry Riley’s ‘In C’ – by all accounts, the most important work in the history of minimalism “a masterpiece”– has been re-recorded by Portishead‘s Adrian Utley. Here you have the original after 45 years in all its purest Analogue glory, from Original Master Tapes and expertly re-mastered by Ray Staff, and pressed at Pallas Germany for Pure Pleasure.

If ever there were a popular work of minimalism, one that stated its purpose so clearly it could not be mistaken, Terry Riley's legendary composition In C is the one. It is a work that needs no explanation for its pulsing sequences of pitch all centering around the 53 phases of no duration played on the note and its performances have been numerous--even if there have been relatively few recordings of it. The Bang on a Can all-stars have recorded perhaps the most innovative version of the work thus far, after Riley's own, which was issued in the 1960s on Columbia's long defunct Odyssey label. This version reads minimalism as popular music and popular music as, finally, classical. The Bang on a Can version is outrageously wonderful. This single repeated note, meditatively engaged and then played upon in modulation, is taken by Bang on a Can and torn apart, with gritty, urban vision, rock & roll energy, and pure New York street smarts. Using a wide array of instruments (from piano, vibes, glockenspiel, cello, Wu man's pipa, clarinet, mandolin, soprano saxophone, electric guitar, marimba, chimes, and bass) for 45 minutes, this mind-flexing composition is moved through the sequence of all these instrumentalists, each coloring it just a bit, moving it a tad further outside and into the future, the dynamics shift subtly and change, direction becomes fluid, and the drama becomes white-knuckle tense after such a meditative beginning and then releases again. This is the creation of language, tonal, timbral, and spatial. There is an architecture at work in this version that erects small towers of meaning in sound and piles them atop each other until a sonic Tower of Babel is finally fully erected. The pulse never stops; it never disengages no matter which instrument or group of instruments enters or leaves the fray. It is there, constant, always being born and always dying and being transformed, reincarnated as some other sound, some other phrase, but always identified by the pulse. This is more hypnotic than any rock & roll, and more powerful than any Beethoven symphony is taken in with openness. This is music -- ultimately made by a truly gifted and disciplined ensemble that share a singularly optimistic vision for modern music -- that can, and will, change your life.

"You feel you have never done anything all your life long but listen to this music and as if that is all there is or ever will be." -Alfred Frankenstein, The San Francisco Chronicle

• Please note, for authenticity, the 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

Features:
• High-quality 180g Vinyl
• Re-Mastered From Original Master Tapes by Ray Staff at Air Mastering
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Analogue limited edition

Musicians:
Terry Riley, saxophone
Members of Center of the Creative and Performing Arts in the State University of New York at Buffalo:
Margaret Hassell - the Pulse
Lawrence Singer, oboe
Darlene Reynard, bassoon
Jon Hassell, trumpet
Jerry Kirkbride, clarinet
David Shostac, flute
David Rosenboom, viola
Stuart Dempster, trombone
Edward Burnham, vibraphone
Jan Williams, marimbaphone

Selections:
Side One:

1. Terry Riley: In C
Side Two:
1. Terry Riley: In C
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Terry Riley
Title
In C
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Creation Date
Release Date
02-07-2014
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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