October 04, 2010
A Rainbow In Curved Air - Terry Riley
A nod to the master. Whatever the preferred label - minimal, pattern, phase - Riley gets there first in 1963 in its purest form In C. Then A Rainbow in Curved Air, 1967, showcases both the "straightforward" pattern technique and improvisation within the patterns, making for gorgeous timbre changes on the synthesizers and organs; presenting a series of contrasting sections that have become the trademark structure in his work.
In time the whole world (and Pete Townshend, rock boys and girls - check electronic diddling on Baba O'Riley and Won't Get Fooled Again ) would listen.
Oddi wrth y brawd
repetiton repetition repetition