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Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Two Early Works
Format: LP
Label: 75
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
Two pieces from 1960 and 1961 respectively, performed in Los Angeles in 2008. "Comes in an archival sleeve package created by Really Fake with art by Dave Muller." "We met Terry for the first time at the LA Philharmonics Minimalist Jukebox Festival in 2006. We performed his Trio and Quartet, which had been sitting on a shelf for over 40 years. Bringing these pieces back to life for him was exciting- he likened it to "being reintroduced to old friends." - Calder Quartet.
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Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Persian Surgery Dervishes
Format: Double LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $37.00
"The classic minimal music album is now available again on vinyl for the first time since the 70s. During the 1970s, Californian composer Terry Riley concentrated on solo keyboard performances, continuing to make music yet writing down almost nothing. Riley selected a mode, chose a few motifs or basic patterns and then, seated on the floor in front of his audience, improvised on electronic keyboard. The electric organ, superseded at later concerts by a synthesizer, was portable and consistent. By the early 70s, Riley had come to feel that scores were a distraction. Faithful interpretation of an already written piece was a deviation from the true purpose of making music, which was spiritual quest. Fortunately, some of those live performances were captured on tape. Persian Surgery Dervishes, issued initially on the French label Shandar in 1972, features two such concerts for electric organ and reel-to-reel delay, one recorded in Los Angeles on April 18th, 1971, the other in Paris on May 24th, 1972. At the start of that decade, Riley became a dedicated student of the great Hindustani singer Pandit Pran Nath. Looking into North Indian classical tradition, he found correspondences to modal and cyclic ideas that he was already working on. In 1971, Riley started teaching Indian music at Mills College, in Oakland. That experience fed directly into his solo keyboard performances, but other influences were also shaping his music. Personal research into ancient Persian culture and the poetry of Rumi lit up his imagination, while the repetitive swirling of Sufi devotional music from North Africa and jazz, an enduring source of inspiration, reverberate through these performances. The Californian version of Persian Surgery Dervishes starts with low dark tones, dense and brooding like a huddled human figure, deep in introspection. But as the improvisation unfolds Rileys buoyant spirit asserts itself, spiraling out in ecstatic coils. The Parisian concert conveys a different mood, brighter and more open in texture, more relaxed from the outset and breathing with greater freedom as it takes flight. Persian Surgery Dervishes is a mesmerizing record of a vital stage in Rileys ongoing quest for connection with the universal mind and sublime music. "Music is my spiritual path. Its my way of finding out who I am." --Terry Riley, 1976 Includes insert with liner notes by Julian Cowley; Lacquer cut by Rashad Becker; Layout by Jeroen Wille; Remastered by Equusl; Licensed from FGL Productions; Edition of 1000." - Aguirre.

Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Descending Moonshine Dervishes
Format: LP
Label: Beacon Sound
Country: US
Price: $24.00
"Beacon Sound present a reissue of Terry Rileys Descending Moonshine Dervishes, originally released in 1982. Recorded live in Berlin in 1975, and largely improvised, Riley plays a modified Yamaha organ with variable resistors to facilitate tuning in just intonation. This is a 50+ minute recording divided into two halves for vinyl. Terry Riley turned the music world upside down with his 1964 work In C, a revolutionary concept based on 53 modules that can be improvised upon by any number of musicians for an indeterminate amount of time over a pulsing C note typically played on piano or mallet. Performed live for the first time by Steve Reich, Pauline Oliveros, Morton Subotnik, and Jon Gibson, it has since been performed by everyone from the Shanghai Film Orchestra, Adrian Utley of Portishead, and the Malian musicians of Africa Express (featuring contributions by Brian Eno and Damon Albarn). Though referred to as the "father of minimalism", the 81-year-old Riley has ranged widely in the intervening decades, deeply influenced by jazz, North Indian classical music, and a distinctly West Coast strain of radical spirituality - and in turn influencing practically everyone: The Who ("Baba ORiley"), The Velvet Underground, collaborators The Kronos Quartet, as well as the legions of cutting-edge electronic musicians and contemporary composers making genre-defying music today. A resident of Grass Valley, CA, Riley is still touring the world. " - Beacon Sound. "Great for meditating to the cosmos" -Thurston Moore. Remastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri.

Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Songs For The Ten Voices Of The Two Prophets
Format: LP
Label: Beacon Sound
Country: US
Price: $24.00
"Beacon Sound present a reissue of Terry Rileys Songs For The Ten Voices Of The Two Prophets, originally released in 1983. Recorded live in Munich in 1982 using two Prophet synthesizers and voice, this album is a reflection of Rileys ongoing interest in melding improvisation, electronic music, and the raga vocal stylings of his mentor, Pandit Pran Nath. Terry Riley turned the music world upside down with his 1964 work In C, a revolutionary concept based on 53 modules that can be improvised upon by any number of musicians for an indeterminate amount of time over a pulsing C note typically played on piano or mallet. Performed live for the first time by Steve Reich, Pauline Oliveros, Morton Subotnik, and Jon Gibson, it has since been performed by everyone from the Shanghai Film Orchestra, Adrian Utley of Portishead, and the Malian musicians of Africa Express (featuring contributions by Brian Eno and Damon Albarn). Though referred to as the "father of minimalism", the 81-year-old Riley has ranged widely in the intervening decades, deeply influenced by jazz, North Indian classical music, and a distinctly West Coast strain of radical spirituality - and in turn influencing practically everyone: The Who ("Baba ORiley"), The Velvet Underground, collaborators The Kronos Quartet, as well as the legions of cutting-edge electronic musicians and contemporary composers making genre-defying music today. A resident of Grass Valley, CA, Riley is still touring the world. Remastered by Raphael Anton Irisarri" - Beacon Sound. "His voice twists and curves in complicated arabesques, recalling Indian music, and especially the singing of Mr. Rileys colleague and teacher, Pandit Pran Nath, who is also associated with Mr. Rileys long-time friend LaMonte Young. The synthesizers create a hushed, meditative counterpoint of slowly unwinding melodies and cross-rhythms... the Prophet 5, a polyphonic synthesizer that is capable of rich viola-like sounds, is a winning instrument for Mr. Rileys improvisations. After years of playing a Yamaha electric organ, he has turned to the synthesizer, which theoretically offers an infinite assortment of sounds. Rather than take advantage of the instruments ability to mimic vocal sounds and timbres, as composers like Jon Hassel and Brian Eno have done, Mr. Riley plays the synthesizer as a keyboard instrument, with a luminous sound and the ability to bend or inflect notes." - New York Times, Feb 1984. Includes original insert; Edition of 300.

Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: In C
Format: LP
Label: Columbia
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
" Recorded at 30th Street Studio in New York City, 1968.Credited to Terry Riley and members of the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts in the State University of New York at Buffalo. This is a reissue of the first recording of In C ever released. Instrumentation includes saxophone, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, clarinet, flute, viola, trombone, vibraphone, and marimbaphone. 180 gram vinyl in a gatefold sleeve."

Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Music For The Gift
Format: CD
Label: Cortical Foundation
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The earliest and most heavily anticipated release yet in the Cortical Foundation series of archival TERRY RILEY releases, and the first time any of these pieces have been commercially available. Four seminal tape works-The Gift performed in Paris in 1963 by CHET BAKER with tape manipulations by Riley, Bird of Paradise a very early and radical tape manipulation work, Mescalin Mix a tape-loop recording from 1960-62, and Concert For Two Pianos and Five Tape Recorders performed and recorded live in Berkeley in 1960 by Riley and LAMONTE YOUNG, with a humorous play-by-play broadcast narrative by GLENN GLASOW." - Cortical Foundation.
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Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Last Camel In Paris
Format: CD
Label: Elision Fields
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Throughout the 1970s, legendary American composer TERRY RILEY toured regularly in Europe, performing solo organ concerts. In October 1978, Rileys personal technician CHESTER WOOD built a stereo digital delay out of an ancient computer he had procured from DON BUCHLA, and the subsequent tour was the maiden voyage to try it out. Rileys specially modified two-manual Yamaha YC-45D portable combo organ had a Just Intonation setting and allowed him to feed stereo signals to the digital delay. The Yamaha had been manufactured with single mono output, but now with the modification it had a separate output for each manual eventuating in four channels (two live and two delayed). During a residency as a Fellow at DAAD in Berlin, Riley fine-tuned the delay speeds and experimented with different stereo combinations so that by the time of this Paris concert, the tape delays worked well with the tempos he was using. This all came on the heels of the Shri Camel recording Riley had just made in San Francisco for CBS. The musical materials of The Last Camel in Paris are second generational, belonging to the Shri Camel family while manifesting their own distinct shape and flavor. Includes never-before seen archival photographs." - Elision Fields.

Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Les Yeux Fermés & Lifespan
Format: CD
Label: Elision Fields
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"After changing the world in the late 60s with In C and A Rainbow in Curved Air, legendary American composer and father of minimalism Terry Riley abandoned tape manipulation and written composition to concentrate on longform keyboard cycles and improvisations. In the early 70s, while in Europe, he was invited to create scores for two films. The first, in 1972, was Joel Santonis Les Yeux Fermés, a feature-length art film that instantly became a cult classic by virtue of its never having screened in the USA. The second, Lifespan, directed by Alexander Whitelaw in 1974, featured Klaus Kinski. Both soundtracks were released in limited editions on LP and have long been out-of-print. This first-ever CD release of these two classic Terry Riley soundtracks - both on one disc - was remastered from the original tapes, the hypnotic songs sounding far superior to the below-average vinyl pressings." - Elision Fields.
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Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band All Night Flight
Format: CD
Label: Elision Fields
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
TERRY RILEYs classic "All Night" album originally released as part of the Organ of Corti Archive Series. "The live recording of Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band All Night Flight taken from a 1968 concert titled "Purple Modal Strobe Ecstasy with the Daughters of Destruction" is the perfect trigger for what anthropologist Jean Rouch called The Strange Mechanism, the trance state which most of this decades electronic music aspires to induce. The immediacy and the spectral filigree-the dervishes summoned during Rileys nocturnal concert-have been faithfully preserved on this CD."-Richard Henderson, The Wire. Packaged with new cover art and photography.

Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Persian Surgery Dervishes
Format: Double CD
Label: New Tone
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
CD reissue, original recordings from 1971/2. Terry Riley: electric organ + feed back. "This is the reprint, in CD format (2 CD), of one of the masterpieces of American minimal music: Persian Surgery Dervishes by Terry Riley. Originally issued by Shandar in France as double LP album, the recording went out-of-stock in the early eighties and since then became a collectors item. Recorded in two different concerts in 1971 and 1972 in Los Angeles and Paris, Persian Surgery Dervishes presents two different versions of the title track. Terry Riley, all alone with his keyboards and feed-back, improvises on a basic structure strongly influenced by the emotion and the relationship with the audience. The results are two very different versions: one, the American, very dynamic with moments that reach trance-like peaks resembling the dance of whirling dervishes. The other one, recorded in Paris, is more meditative and thoughtful, dominated by a deep sense of quietness. The music is organized in the typical minimalism vein but it is rich in emotion, an element not always present in such intensity in the music of any style. The emotion is strictly related to the high degree of improvisation we can find in Rileys music that mixes the traditions of the Western and Indian Classic Music. Persian Surgery Dervishes is also one of the milestones of the psychedelic era of the 70s." - New Tone.

Artist: RILEY, TERRY
Title: Atlantis Nath
Format: CD
Label: SRI Moonshine
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
The debut release on Terry Rileys new label, from 2002; no longer available as a limited/signed edition, this is now released in mass market fashion, but with the same deluxe packaging. "Sri Moonshine Studios is happy to announce its first release, Atlantis Nath , recorded, mixed and edited during the period of 1993-98 in Nice France at the CIRM studios. Terrys first big studio production since the 1978 Shri Camel is a 74-minute seamless journey featuring voices, strings, synthesizer, piano and loops from India. The CD is packaged in a natural paper 6-panel foldout with radiant Asian inspired illustrations meticulously designed and rendered by New York artist, Chris Harvey. Included on the recording is the final scene of Terrys opera based on the life and works of Adolf Woelfli, The Crucifixion of My Humble Self as well as Emerald Runner, Ascención and Remember this O Mind. Produced by Terry and the masterful CIRM Studios team of Luc Martinez and Michel Redolfi, this recording shines with state of the art sonics and performance. Terry sings and plays all voice, piano and synthesizer parts on these tracks with guest appearances by the Nice Opera String Quintet and Frédéric LEpée, Guitar." - SRI Moonshine Music.

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