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Tones, Drones and Arpeggios - The Magic of Minimalism

Post by Dreamweapon » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:26 pm

2 part series starting this coming Friday on BBC4 in the UK - this episode features La Monte Young.

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Post by sm-iom » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:19 pm

Thanks Dreamweapon. Set to record..

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Post by simonkeeping » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:15 am

Sounds very cool! thanks for the heads up
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Post by angelsighs » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:37 pm

I think this, a warm cup of cocoa and a blanket are the order of business tonight

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Post by clewsr » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:35 pm

angelsighs wrote:I think this, a warm cup of cocoa and a blanket are the order of business tonight
plus some joints, red wine and perhaps some port.

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Post by clewsr » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:02 am

Hi Mr Spaceman. I enjoy your mixes, and this sounds interesting. I'd love to hear it.

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Post by LunarTunes » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:52 pm

Thanks for this! Looking forward to giving it a listen. Although I had some stuff before, it's only in the last couple of years that I've REALLY gotten into Minimalism. In that time, I've acquired a lot of the stuff on this Mix. But there are things on there I haven't heard. So thanks for taking the time to put it together and for sharing it here. I hope to one day see this BBC special, too...

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Post by mc » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:08 pm

FM Spaceman wrote: A Very Special Thank You To ABOCA The BBC Doctor Alex Paterson Dreamweapon Our Good Friend J And His Father ...

With LOVE ...

Jeffrey Cat And His Little Spaceman ...

xx xx ...
Amazing stuff, thank you :)

FMSpaceman, I dunno if you're interested or if you already have it, but I'm listening to a very strange but utterly wonderful Orb-related release right now. It's called "4Orbidden Mission" and was released in utterly tiny quantities by a guy who apparently regularly boots KLF related stuff. It's ten massively extended (relatively album-faithful) mixes of tracks from "Ultraworld" and "U.F.Orb", clocking in at more than 3.5 hours in total - there's so little info about it on the internet it's hard to tell if it's from a legit Orb-related source or a fan-made remix project. That said, if it's the latter, it's the most professional homebrew remixing I've ever heard - this sounds like it's come straight from the never-heard DATs of Dr Paterson (& Mr. Cauty) himself, albeit with wonderful extra samples dotted everywhere (including an extended Monty Python dialogue in Spanish Castles!) This is the tracklist, from Discogs:

1-1 Intro (2:25)
1-2 Little Fluffy Clouds (17:55)
1-3 O.O.B.E (18:14)
1-4 Blue Room (27:03)
1-5 U.F.Orb (12:05)
2-1 Spanish Castles In Space (23:03)
2-2 Perpetual Dawn (15:00)
2-3 Towers Of Dub (19:47)
2-4 Assassin (20:25)
3-1 A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld (Loving U) (53:47)

Appended to this is a related "Orb" track from a later release by the same guy:

A Huge 54 Minute Mix Mk 2 (54:55)

I randomly found out about it whilst googling last week, and once I'd mopped up the drool, I went searching. After coming up a blank for hours (and enraging my anti-virus software!) I eventually found a well-hidden youtube rip of everything save the first Intro track, all of which I promptly ripped for posterity. If you (or anyone else!) hasn't heard this and is interested, give me a shout and I'll PM you with a link :)

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Post by amazinggrace09 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:00 pm

Would love to hear this. Sounds amazing! Love the orb

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Post by Martin L » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:01 pm

I’ve enjoyed this series and the music, thanks to FMSpaceman for the compilation . Has anyone listened to Ex-Easter Island Head? I watched & listened at Liverpool Pyschfest and was almost put into a trance like state!

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Post by LunarTunes » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:14 pm

I mentioned above that I really got into Minimalism within the last couple of years. In fact, at that time, I did some research and tried to come up with a "Top 50" albums to track down. Well, the list ended up being 69 albums covering the years 1960-2005. I'm sure there are some worthy ones in the last 13 years, too! Anyway, if anyone is interested in some further listening, here ya go:


EDDIE "ONE STRING" JONES: One String Blues [1960]
RAYMOND SCOTT: Soothing Sounds For Baby Vols. 1 - 3 [Epic, 1962]
J.B. SMITH: Ever Since I Have Been A Man Full-Grown & Two Other Prison Songs Sung Unaccompanied [1965]
TERRY RILEY: Reed Streams [Mass Arts, 1966]
TERRY RILEY: In C [Columbia, 1968]
JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO: Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions [1969]
LA MONTE YOUNG: The Black Record [Edition X, West Germany, 1969]
ANTHONY MOORE: Pieces From The Cloudland Ballroom [Polydor, 1971]
STEVE REICH: Four Organs [Shandar, 1971]
TONY CONRAD WITH FAUST: Outside The Dream Syndicate [Caroline, 1972]
ANTHONY MOORE: Secrets Of The Blue Bag [1972]
PHILIP GLASS: Music With Changing Parts [Chatham Square, 1973]
ALVIN CURRAN: Canti e Vedute del Giardino Magnetico [Ananda, 1974]
CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE: Four Manifestations On Six Elements [Castelli-Sonnabend, 1974]
FREDERIC RZEWSKI: Attica/Coming Together/Les Moutons De Panurge [Opus One, 1974]
GAVIN BRYARS: The Sinking Of The Titanic [Obscure, 1975]
DAVID ROSENBOOM: Brainwave Music [A.R.C., 1975]
MICHAEL SNOW: Musics For Piano, Whistling, Microphone, And Tape Recorder [1975]
MOTHER MALLARD'S PORTABLE MASTERPIECE CO.: Like A Duck To Water [Earthquack, 1976]
MICHAEL NYMAN: Decay Music [Obscure. 1976]
BATTIATO: Battiato [1977]
HARLEY GABER: The Winds Rise In The North [1977]
JON GIBSON: Two Solo Pieces [Chatham Square, 1977]
JON HASSEL: Vernal Equinox [Lovely Music, 1977]
CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE: Strumming Music [Shandar, 1977]
DAVID BEHRMAN: On The Other Ocean [Lovely Music, 1978]
STEVE REICH: Music For 18 Musicians [ECM, 1978]
URBAN SAX: Urban Sax 2 [Cobra, 1978]
ROBERTO CACCIAPAGLIA: Sei Note In Logica [Philips, 1979]
TOM JOHNSON: An Hour For Piano [Lovely Music, 1979]
LUBOMYR MELNYK: Lubomyr Melnyk Performs KMH [Music Gallery, 1979]
GIUSTO PIO: Motore Immobile [1979]
JOHN ADAMS: Shaker Loops/Phrygian Gates [1750 Arch, 1980]
GLENN BRANCA: The Ascension [99, 1980]
ALVIN LUCIER: Music On A Long Thin Wire [Lovely Music, 1980]
MEREDITH MONK: Dolmen Music [ECM, 1981]
ARNOLD DREYBLATT: Nodal Excitation [India Navigation, 1982]
THE LOST JOCKEY: The Lost Jockey [1982]
PHILL NIBLOCK: Nothing To Look At Just A Record [Indian Navigation, 1982]
REMKO SCHA: Machine Guitars [Kremlin, 1982]
YOSHI WADA: Lament For The Rise And Fall Of The Elephantine Crocodile [India Navigation, 1982]
RHYS CHATHAM: Factor X [Moers Music, 1983]
WILLIAM DUCKWORTH: The Time Curve Preludes [Lovely Music, 1983]
STEPHEN SCOTT: Music For Bowed Piano [New Albion, 1983]
DANIEL LENTZ: On The Leopard Altar [Icon, 1984]
INGRAM MARSHALL: Fog Tropes/Gradual Requiem [New Albion, 1984]
ELODIE LAUTEN: The Death Of Don Juan [Cat Collectors, 1985]
WIM MERTENS: Maximizing The Audience [1985]
ARNOLD DREYBLATT & THE ORCHESTRA OF EXCITED STRINGS: Propellers In Love [1986]
HENRY FLYNT: You Are My Everlovin'/Celestial Power [Edition Hundertmark, 1986]
ZOLTAN JENEY/ANDRAS WILHEIM: OM [1986]
LA MONTE YOUNG: The Well-tuned Piano 81 x 25 6:17:50-11:18:59 PM NYC [Gramavision, 1987]
TERRY FOX: Berlino/Rallentando [Het Apollohuis/Apollo, 1988]
PAULINE OLIVEROS/STUART DEMPSTER/PANAIOTIS: Deep Listening [New Albion, 1989]
RICHARD YOUNGS: Advent [No Fans, 1990]
MICHAEL HARRISON: From Ancient Worlds - For Harmonic Piano [New Albion, 1992]
CARL STONE: Mom's [New Albion, 1992]
EARTH: Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version [Sub Pop, 1993]
ELLEN FULLMAN: Body Music [Experimental Intermedia, 1993]
RAFAEL TORAL: Wave Field [Moneyland, 1995]
JIM O'ROURKE: Happy Days [Revenant, 1997]
FOLKE RABE: What?? [1997]
HARRY PUSSY: Let's Build A Pussy [1998]
ELIANE RADIGUE: Trilogie de la Mort [Experimental Intermedia, 1998]
MARYANNE AMACHER: Sound Characters (Making The Third Ear) [Tzadik, 1999]
JUNIOR KIMBROUGH: Meet Me In The City [1999]
ANGUS MACLISE: The Invasion Of Thunderbolt Pagoda [Siltbreeze, 1999]
WILLIAM BASINSKI: The Garden Of Brokenness [2062, 2005]
KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN: Multiples [Kranky, 2005]

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Post by LunarTunes » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:22 pm

Happy to share the list, Mr. Spaceman. I, too, am very excited by such lists which is why I make them. I wish I could say I managed to acquire all the things on the list but I think I only have about a dozen of them so far. Luckily, thanks to the magic of the internet, I've been able to hear a lot more of them. It's somewhat surprising to me how many of these Minimalist albums are on Youtube! I spent quite awhile looking them up on Discogs and sampling them through the videos posted there...

Also, Superior Viaduct (who are just now reissuing some Spacemen 3 stuff in the U.S., as discussed on another thread) have reissued a nice selection of some of the LPs on the list. In fact, through their Etats-Unis imprint, they are reissuing one of the more fascinating (and rare!) items on the list: Machine Guitars by Remko Scha. Should be out next month in a limited run of 500. Hoping to get one...

And thanks again for your mixes :D

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Post by davedecay » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:11 am

I just won a copy of Terry Riley's Shri Camel from eBay, on its way now.
Can't wait to hear it!

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