Hear Terry Riley's groundbreaking 1968 remix of a soul tune


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“Breathtakingly modernist. Not for the faint-hearted.” (From the description – which is quite credible – at YouTube.)

Not my cuppa, but Riley’s A Rainbow in Curved Air blew my teenage mind back in the seventies, and still charms me to this day:


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Also illuminating: James Tenney, who was messing around with digital recording tech in Bell Labs back in the 1960s. Here’s his mind-warping remix of Elvis Presley.

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Absolutely fascinating, but definitely keep this thing away from anyone with self-esteem problems. A nice reminder that my friends and I knew how to find strange stuff in college in the early '70s. I picked up one album simply because it featured a bassoon: Red Queen to Gryphon Three (Gryphon). Instrumental prog rock ala Gentle Giant with bassoon. Can be found on Spotify.


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this cat was far, far ahead of his time.


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He’s still active – the cat performed at MIT for his 80th Birthday Party show last April.

Terry Riley Performance Schedule.


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I’m gonna go ahead and assume you know Mort Garson’s Plantasia…but I mention it because it was what inspired me to finally seriously google how to rip audio from youtube (peggo.co, not some techno-wizardry) Moog goodness.


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