terry riley c/d, s/d

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did a search and while he gets plenty of mention there are no threads specifically abt him.

I've only heard 'In C' once on the radio and enjoyed it.

so best recordings?

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Sunday, 22 June 2003 13:53 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

also: there is a live performance of Terry riley's 'A rainbow in curved air' on June 28th, 7:30 pm at St Cyprian's church (London).

should be able to make it.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Sunday, 22 June 2003 13:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

first off, "you're nogood" isn't that great. it's just some noodly moog noise and some heavily processed excerpts of a philly soul record.

"reed streams" is pretty nice as you get to hear some early examples of his delay/'time lag accumulator' based work, plus l'infonie doing their version of "in c."

"persian surgery dervishes" is four sides of organ+megadelay floating goodness. "rainbow in curved air" (and this soundtrack he did i can never remember the name of) is similar but more layered and with more instruments in the mix. "shri camel" plows the same row, but centers on synth.

"olson III" is kind of "in c" for dummies - simple orchestral repetition and variation, supposedly a big influence on the parson sound/trad gras och stenar/int'l harvester axis in sweden.

i've never been a big fan of "in c," truth be told - it could be argued that his 'dervish' style probably isn't regarded as seriously but it's great to listen to very early in the morning.

your null fame (yournullfame), Sunday, 22 June 2003 14:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

''first off, "you're nogood" isn't that great. it's just some noodly moog noise and some heavily processed excerpts of a philly soul record.''

oh yeah I heard that and enjoyed it, actually, even though it doesn't sound that exciting but it must have been quite a revelation at the time.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Sunday, 22 June 2003 14:25 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

How come you always know what gigs are on Julio?!??! Whereas I only know after they've happened?

Dadaismus (Dada), Sunday, 22 June 2003 15:41 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm a fan of Church of Anthrax with John Cale but then again I burn squirels in bins.

Lynskey (Lynskey), Sunday, 22 June 2003 15:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I like the basic stuff (A Rainbow in Curved Air, In C), the archival live version of Poppy Nogood, Shri Camel (the one w/ the Yamaha electric organ). The only album I've heard of his that I didn't really care for was Chanting the Light of Foresight.

I have to listen to Church of Anthrax again; it's been a while. I met Riley once in NYC and asked him what he thought about that one, and he simply laughed (either sugggesting it was a younger, more 'naive' period in his career or that it was a hellish experience).

Puts on a terrific live show, total virtuoso on piano. I had a friend when I lived in Seattle and he told me about attending one of Riley's all-night drone concerts (I think it was sometime back in the 70s or early 80s), and everyone brought sleeping bags, etc., and drifted off to sleep in the hallway under the loops.

Joe (Joe), Sunday, 22 June 2003 16:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

all night flight & reed streams are best bargains.
In C is good once you have 4 comparable versions
persian is better than rainbow, I think

autovac (autovac), Sunday, 22 June 2003 17:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

''How come you always know what gigs are on Julio?!??! Whereas I only know after they've happened?''

well, at the back pages of a magazine called THE WIRE you have a gig guide.

but anyway, now you know abt that terry riley gig so I look forward to seeing you there dada.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Sunday, 22 June 2003 18:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

um, anyone else think this said TEDDY Riley right up until the point where they were about to mention Blackstreet and Guy? whew, close one...

stevem (blueski), Sunday, 22 June 2003 18:52 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

the 1975 koln concert with don cherry is surprisingly lively - cherry's jazz blats fit in rather well. but rainbow is still my favourite (and anthrax too). the later things like the lisbon concert are a bit hit and miss.

phil turnbull (philT), Sunday, 22 June 2003 20:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

this is where i turn up and blather about music for the gift again. terry riley chopping/looping up chet baker(!) in (i think) real time.

gaz (gaz), Sunday, 22 June 2003 21:27 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

My faves are In C and the Poppy Nogood All Night Flight thing. You absolutely have to check out the latter, Julio. It's this really heavy drone with treated saxes and organs which keeps cutting and looping and then dropping some massive bass. All the old hippie stuff is at least decent but I never really got into the more recent things like Harp of New Albion or Lisbon Concert.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Sunday, 22 June 2003 23:35 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I like Shri Camel and similar stuff. In C doesn't interest me at this point, though at one time I liked it. I hate to say it, but it seems as though he hasn't made nearly as much of his talent as he could have, but maybe he has other priorities (living, etc.).

Rockist Scientist, Monday, 23 June 2003 00:26 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm very cautious about his work now, so while I'm curious about some recommendations here, they aren't the sort of things that are going to make it high on my list.

I saw him live once and it was good overall, except I didn't like his singing Indian classical style in English.

Rockist Scientist, Monday, 23 June 2003 00:28 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i love Church of Anthrax

i love Music for the Gift (thanks Gaz, i went out and bought that after your last recomendation)

i really like You're NoGood but i only have an mp3 of it. never sucked it up and spent the 30$ of it.

i kinda like Poppy No Good. Shri Camel is very similar in sound to this and therefore i like it about the same

i think In C is a great idea, but the one version i've heard didn't do it for me. too plinky plunky

i'd love to know on which albums he sings. it's always sounded interesting to me.

JasonD (JasonD), Monday, 23 June 2003 05:31 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i love this idea he played with in The Gift and You're Nogood. taking 'pop' and making it 'art'. they're funky as hell, but he just turns them to mush. it's kinda like the early Reich vocal stuff (It's gonna rain...). is there any stuff out there that's similar to this?

what's the deal with Gavin Bryars? should i read the archives? and does Tom Waits detract from the album he's on (the only one i ever see)

JasonD (JasonD), Monday, 23 June 2003 05:35 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Julio: you need 'harp of new albion'. best place to start hands down. it's two discs of well-tuned piano. it's incredibly beautiful. quite different from the la monte young work, for me young's work really requires the whole five to seven consecutive hours of listening, but with riley's playing I'm all the way there within about ten minutes.

The other albums I love the most are 'rainbow in curved air', 'persian surgery dervishes', decending moonshine dervishes', 'shri camel'.

I've never gotten too into the stuff with kronos myself but I can see why they're popular. His 'foresight' piece for rova is good.

If you're interested in terry's modal singing, he sings on 'ten songs of the two prophets', scored for a duo of just-intoned prophet 5's. I really grew to love this record, particularly the last track.

Of the recent Cortical reissue series, 'reed streams' I've listened to quite a bit. The others are interesting documents if you have the money, like 'You're Nogood'.

There's a piece called 'night music' for solo piano which he keeps playing in concert. The long wait for a recording of this has been painful to me.

jl, Monday, 23 June 2003 06:32 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

thanks everyone!

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Monday, 23 June 2003 08:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Get the Gavin Bryars' "Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me" without Waits. Yes, he distracts. It was an odd, bad, idea to add him on to the end of that. The piece felt complete as it was.

Rockist Scientist, Monday, 23 June 2003 12:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
What's all this new Terry Riley stuff being released?

Rockist_Scientist (RSLaRue), Friday, 26 August 2005 14:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Get the Gavin Bryars' "Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me" without Waits. Yes, he distracts. It was an odd, bad, idea to add him on to the end of that. The piece felt complete as it was.

absolutely otm.

whatchootalkin'bout new stuff, rockist?

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 26 August 2005 14:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

WERGO Terry Riley mitt European composer:


Four Winds (but I see there is a discrepancy in the dates):


Rockist_Scientist (RSLaRue), Friday, 26 August 2005 15:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i tend to prefer his electronic stuffs.

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 26 August 2005 15:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

How much work was it to persuade WERGO to use the sort of ugly cover he is accustomed to?

Rockist_Scientist (RSLaRue), Friday, 26 August 2005 15:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

But this will take you beyond your perceptions of instrumental boundaries!

From Forced Exposure:

"On this CD, the European avant-garde meets American minimalism; an 18th-century double bass teams up with a 21st-century synthesizer; jazz and Indian raga and extended techniques are inextricably linked. Recorded over a period of a year and a half in three separate locations around the globe, this album highlights two musician-composers and distills their concertizing, touring, and refining the intricacies of their collaboration. Terry Riley and Stefano Scodanibbio have mastered their instruments to the point of transcending them, so that it would be simplistic to define their work together as duets for contrabass and keyboards. Each of them coaxes such a complex range of timbres and hues and textures from their instruments that it's hard to believe such a variety of sounds is created by only two men. Much connects Terry Riley and Stefano Scodanibbio: both are equally comfortable with improvisation and classical notated music; both enjoy the exploration of tuning systems, harmonics, and the world of overtones, and use them to create new worlds of sounds. Together they take us beyond our perceptions of instrumental boundaries." Recorded 1998-2000, Riley sings the words of Pandi Pran Nath on one track.

Rockist_Scientist (RSLaRue), Friday, 26 August 2005 15:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i'm still kinda kicking myself because one day in 1998, at in your hear in cambridge, they had like EVERY terry riley record in, including "persian surgery dervishes" and i didn't buy 'em.

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 26 August 2005 15:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

the new album with Scobandibbio on Wergo is good. there are a couple of parts on it that throw me a bit, which is a problem for a meditative record. I'm used to Riley's voice, I even kind of like it by now, but I'd get the mini-album 'crocodiles' first.

I love Riley so much. My favorites are still 'Harp of New Albion' and the others mentioned above, but I finally got that first Cortical CD with 'Bird of Paradise' and 'Mescalin Mix' and... my god. That is some advanced, crazy tapework, the way the line between live musicians and loops blurs back and forth... Riley was right to be miffed at Reich for stealing the loop idea, Riley was already phasing away.

Also: 'Atlantis Nath' has a regular price now. It's all over the place and starts off with some goofy keyboard sounds, but the opening multitracked voice drone kills, there's a fantastic 15 minute piano solo in the middle, the ending is extended bliss and the rest grows on you

milton parker (Jon L), Friday, 26 August 2005 17:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I finally got that first Cortical CD with 'Bird of Paradise' and 'Mescalin Mix' and... my god. That is some advanced, crazy tapework, the way the line between live musicians and loops blurs back and forth

noize ysi pls.

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 26 August 2005 17:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Bird of Paradise is the shit. I can't believe people don't talk about that as one of the all time great loop pieces. Someone should do a remix

Dominique (dleone), Friday, 26 August 2005 17:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

perhaps it would be talked about if there had been more reviews. the whole CD's an earblinker, there are moments that sound like industrial noise music 20 years early.

riley did a fair amount of noise, there's also 1961's 'two sounds' with la monte young; riley scraping a metal can in circles against a window and young dragging a chair along the floor for thirty minutes... the sound of it puts the kids to shame

milton parker (Jon L), Friday, 26 August 2005 17:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

dominique, you also think lightning bolt sounds like metallica.

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 26 August 2005 17:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

hstencil, I have all those cds...come by and I burn them for you.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Friday, 26 August 2005 17:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

stencil, I thought one riff in one song sounded kind of like St Anger. however, I do think LB is overrated in general

yeah, there are stories of young performances that were earth-shatteringly loud - people having to leave, and so forth

Dominique (dleone), Friday, 26 August 2005 17:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i don't particularly like lb either, just that your slip into harvell-ism was pretty funny!

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 26 August 2005 17:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

but I can be dismissive too: what the new record really sounds like to me is regular old Lightning Bolt, with some trickier riffs. I don't hate it, just kind of all blurs together after a while. now the live korekyojin on tzadik otoh...

Dominique (dleone), Friday, 26 August 2005 18:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Riley + Scodanibbio are great live so I'd imagine this new album is worth hearing. Scodanibbio is pretty great solo as well.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Friday, 26 August 2005 18:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
does anyone have thoughts about "The Book of Abbeyozzud"?

Lukas (lukas), Tuesday, 20 September 2005 23:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

have only listened once -- was not blown away, but need to listen again.

milton parker (Jon L), Tuesday, 20 September 2005 23:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
just got shri camel and it is fucking awesome. should i shell out a few bucks for persian surgery dervishes? i love rainbow and sort of love in c and anthrax (sharing my opinion with everyone here, it seems). is youre no good great? harp of new albion?

its raining at the world series.

petesmith (plsmith), Monday, 24 October 2005 02:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

if you like the supa delayed organ stuff definitely get persian...

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Monday, 24 October 2005 02:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

my faves are:
poppy no good
persian surgery dervises
soundtrack to 'lifespan'

Special Agent Dale Koopa (orion), Monday, 24 October 2005 03:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

should i shell out a few bucks for persian surgery dervishes?


is youre no good great?

Yes but IIRC the CD is kind of expensive for just that one track. It seems like a good candidate for downloading.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Monday, 24 October 2005 04:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

six months pass...
I actually don't rate In C & Poppy & some other early stuff although I acknowledge they have been very important - Anthrax had it's moments but I no longer have a tape & don't care much so there u go - also had No mans land - sort of piano & sitar jazz which wasn't too bad

I like his works in 'just intonation' (basically & non technically modern instruments are all slightly out of tune - just intonation is pure natural tuning & sounds lovely);

Shri Camel got me into Terry & is awesome

The harp of new Albion is wonderful - a double album of retuned piano - a much more considered/mature album - the padova concert is a good live album of some of the material - No where near as immediate as some but I really love these more as I get older

The 10 voices is raga like & good although the synth sounds a littele cheesy & decending Moonshine dervs is like a more static greyer shri camel - still good with it's own strange atmosphere

'foresight' - In the right mood I enjoy this - not typical terry fare

'Atlantis nath' (i have signed!) - a good mix of stuff jazzy piano, beautiful raga vocals - odd stuff

Lazy/day/crocdiles is on my list to buy

francisdashwood, Monday, 24 April 2006 16:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Shri Camel is my favorite, but I guess I haven't actually heard most of what he's put out. (I wanted to get Music for the Gift, but it's now back ordered, maybe o.p. Not that I couldn't find it somewhere if I desperately wanted to.)

Rockist_Scientist (RSLaRue), Monday, 24 April 2006 16:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Shri Camel may in fact be my least favorite of the ones I've got!! My top pick is probably either Poppy No Good or the Lifespan soundtrack.

the unbearable lightness of peeing (orion), Monday, 24 April 2006 16:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

harp of new albion still always my favorite, but they're all pretty solid up to the early 80's, I mean it's hard to miss with any of that stuff. maybe olson III is a little rigid.

after that come scored pieces for other instrumental ensembles, some good some not as successful (avoid anything with george brooks), but my favorite of the recent stuff is still the keyboard works: atlantis nath and moscow conservatory.

a friend of mine is going through his library of live tapes from the 70's -- more dervishes-era archival releases ahead.

milton parker (Jon L), Monday, 24 April 2006 18:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Will they include photos of art students in skimpy pajamas (from all night Terry Riley performances--didn't he do some of those?)?

Rockist_Scientist (RSLaRue), Monday, 24 April 2006 18:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Persian Surgery Dervishes, maaan... *stares at sun*

I also really like Poppy (just fell asleep to it the other night) and Rainbow In Curved Air. Some real peak experience analog keyboard stuff there.

I was not impressed by Music For The Gift, but hey, it's early work.

I have never heard Shri Camel cause the one time I tried to buy it I got the lame record store cliche of "oh, that's not for sale"...

sleeve (sleeve), Tuesday, 25 April 2006 01:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

music from the gift' is definitely proto and raw compared to later stuff, but in some ways even more amazing. 'the gift' with chet baker compares with contemporary collages by james tenney and richard maxfield, prefigures 'revolution no 9' & john oswald's early 'mystery tapes'... the tape-alias-looping of 'bird of paradise' reminds me of 80's cassette industrial like MB, P16D4, big city orchestra, AMK.

it's not for smoothed out stare-at-sun listening like Riley's later trance stuff but as a slice of history it's a straight-up revelation

milton parker (Jon L), Tuesday, 25 April 2006 04:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink


ProAm Chomsky (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 29 March 2013 12:42 (five years ago) Permalink

This happened on Sunday and I missed it because SAM has the worst publicity for any city museum in history.


ma ck ro ma ck ro (mackro mackro), Saturday, 30 March 2013 04:54 (five years ago) Permalink

shouldn't this thread be called "terry riley In C/D, S/D"?

dan selzer, Saturday, 30 March 2013 06:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Jeez, I am amazed you of all ppl missed this; I cannot imagine how much this museum sucks and like tell ppl abt shit that's going on.

Room 227 (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 30 March 2013 06:09 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

This Padova Concert is great. Also, Diamond Fiddle Language.

_Rudipherous_, Thursday, 2 May 2013 05:59 (five years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

Alpha version of 'in c' ipad app by Matt Ingalls


Milton Parker, Friday, 18 April 2014 22:57 (four years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Apparently today is the 50th anniversary of the premiere of In C.

jaymc, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 15:44 (four years ago) Permalink


sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 15:45 (four years ago) Permalink

Cool! Listening now to the Ars Nova version. Coincidentally, I bought The Cusp of Magic with Kronos Quartet and Wu Man the other day. It's cool, and was cheap.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 16:01 (four years ago) Permalink


i signed up to play in this ppls concert of "in c", so fuckin stoked!!!!

resting waterface (m bison), Sunday, 16 November 2014 03:36 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

really good interview -- sheds light on his relationships with daevid allen and edgar froese, among others


reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 30 November 2014 20:17 (four years ago) Permalink

excellent, thanks

love this:

Sometimes a big feedback thing would happen. When that occurred, I would drop the saxophone and start working with the feedback. If something like that happens, the music is trying to tell you something. It’s telling you to work with what’s going on instead of stopping. If you stop, you’re interrupting the messages that are coming into you. You’re blocking information. So, I like the idea that there aren’t mistakes and that things are always happening as they should.

sleeve, Monday, 1 December 2014 00:48 (four years ago) Permalink

also this:


sleeve, Monday, 1 December 2014 00:56 (four years ago) Permalink

<3 <3 <3

sleeve, Monday, 1 December 2014 00:58 (four years ago) Permalink

I've had this idea forever that somebody should do a variation of "In C" called "Is C" which would strip out melody altogether and deal only in timbre and rhythm. Arrange it so that, for instance, you assign every C in the score to piano, every C# to flute, every D to plucked violin, etc.--each specific note is played solely on one instrument with its own unique timbre. Then, instead of having the flutes actually play a C# or the violin play a D, they all play C's. You still follow the rhythms of each module of the score, and I imagine it would turn into some kind of whirlwind hocketing texture.

Basically, I just want to know what this would sound like--would the constant rhythmically alternating C's of different timbre be musically interesting or just mush. You'd have to remove the improvisational aspect of the score; even so, it would probably be nearly impossible to actually play it. You could put it together with some kind of software, a bunch of sampled C's, talent, time, focus and drive; sadly, I have none of those things.

Hideous Lump, Monday, 1 December 2014 05:00 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm hearing a MIDI version of that in my head now. Thanks a lot.

Pooja Bhatt's erotic thriller Jism 2 (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 1 December 2014 06:27 (four years ago) Permalink

Missed a performance of Rainbow in Curved Air last week because I thought I didn't need to pre-book. I was wrong. So gutted.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 1 December 2014 10:52 (four years ago) Permalink

Everyone loves Terry, don't they? I mean, why wouldn't you?

Letsby Avenue (Tom D.), Monday, 1 December 2014 10:59 (four years ago) Permalink

He seems like a pretty cool guy. I didn't know he was involved with Daevid Allen way back in the early 60s; great interview.

Pooja Bhatt's erotic thriller Jism 2 (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 1 December 2014 13:58 (four years ago) Permalink

I knew about the Daevid Allen connection because Allen always credits Terry Riley with turning him onto tape loops and manipulation. Didn't know about Edgar Froese, I thought Peter Michael Hamel was his main Krautrock connection.

Letsby Avenue (Tom D.), Monday, 1 December 2014 17:22 (four years ago) Permalink

skipping my office holiday party on Friday to see this dude

the most painstaking, humorless people in the world (lukas), Monday, 1 December 2014 17:27 (four years ago) Permalink

I think your priorities are absolutely in order. Do you know what he's going to be doing? A specific piece, I mean.

Pooja Bhatt's erotic thriller Jism 2 (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 05:41 (four years ago) Permalink

I don't. All I know is that he's going to be performing with his son - so I guess Terry piano and Gyan guitar. Also, "bring a pillow" :)

the most painstaking, humorless people in the world (lukas), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 06:06 (four years ago) Permalink

two years pass...


j., Thursday, 16 November 2017 06:04 (one year ago) Permalink


Terry Riley himself, after listening to an early performance recording, suggested they “use the basic In C form but open it up to solos...based on some of the patterns.”

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Tuesday, 21 November 2017 20:37 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

unbelievably great mid-70s Riley soundtrack for Bruce Conner's Crossroads (never released aside from a bootleg cassette a few years back): https://we.tl/wDk6EwXhUq

tylerw, Friday, 2 February 2018 16:33 (one year ago) Permalink

Phew, thought we had another RIP on our hands there. I'll be downloading this later, no worries on that score.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Friday, 2 February 2018 16:40 (one year ago) Permalink

thanks man!

sleeve, Friday, 2 February 2018 16:45 (one year ago) Permalink

Thanks. Good to have another work from this particular phase/sound.

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 2 February 2018 17:28 (one year ago) Permalink

Saving me from listening to more 2017 music I'm probably not going to like.

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 2 February 2018 17:29 (one year ago) Permalink

this is fantastic, thanks tyler! and OTM _Rudipherous_

nerve_pylon, Friday, 2 February 2018 17:55 (one year ago) Permalink

good work tyler, thanx.

calzino, Friday, 2 February 2018 18:09 (one year ago) Permalink

thx for the RIP... to mp3

am0n, Friday, 2 February 2018 20:01 (one year ago) Permalink


tylerw, Friday, 2 February 2018 20:02 (one year ago) Permalink

Phew, thought we had another RIP on our hands there.
― Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Friday, 2 February 2018

am0n, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 02:53 (one year ago) Permalink

terry riley will never die; he will just vibrate into eternity

Men's Scarehouse - "You're gonna like the way you're shook." (m bison), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 03:33 (one year ago) Permalink

Wow, thanks, tyler! Just downloaded.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 04:24 (one year ago) Permalink

i was just talking about that film and score on one of the Twin Peaks The Return threads, after episode 8 showed. Crossroads was playing on a loop at an exhibit I went to last year and I found it exhilarating. Found a Riley studio album that was similar but am super psyched to get the actual score.

Winter. Dickens. Yes. (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 16:32 (one year ago) Permalink

oh haha, am0n — gotcha. i was half asleep last friday.
you can watch an excerpt from crossroads over here: https://www.vogue.com/article/bruce-conner-restored-crossroads-film

tylerw, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 16:35 (one year ago) Permalink

The Crossroads I'm familiar with involved a guitar shred duel between Ralph Macchio and Steve Vai. I'm assuming this is a different one but perhaps I should try soundtracking those images with this recording.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 16:41 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

hey london sorts, this should be a decent performance of 'in c' next month (tickets = £5)


i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:21 (ten months ago) Permalink


(Henry) Green container bin with face (Tom D.), Thursday, 19 April 2018 12:05 (ten months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

i've been listening to les yeux fermes and lifespan a lot, they are wonderful

marcos, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 14:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

ok good, not dead yet, phew

Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 15:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

alive and kicking...it with Geeta who just posted a picture of the two of them to instagram or facebook or somewhere.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 18:49 (seven months ago) Permalink

I like Lifespan a lot

Meunier tear has to fall (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 18:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

Haven't done any comparative listening yet, but enjoying most of this performance (maybe some treading water at times, but they don't get stuck):



dow, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 01:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i think my favorite riley piece of the ones i've been listening to a lot this summer is this performance of poppy nogood and the phantom band at suny buffalo in 1968. it is tense and haunting


marcos, Friday, 10 August 2018 16:05 (six months ago) Permalink

oh and i just saw this now https://www.nts.live/shows/in-focus/episodes/in-focus-terry-riley

marcos, Monday, 13 August 2018 13:58 (six months ago) Permalink

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