Post Tagged with: "Minimalism"

The Necks – Body (2018)

The Necks – Body (2018)

Sounding very much like themselves while incrementally reinventing themselves, The Necks’ constant tweaking of their formula keeps the music fresh and full of fascination. ‘Body’ nudges the band forward on their long, highly rewarding journey.

Rhys Chatham – Pythagorean Dream (2016)

Rhys Chatham – Pythagorean Dream (2016)

Dauntless musician Rhys Chatham’s ‘Pythagorean Dream’ is an avant-garde minimalist’s dream come true.

Richard Pinhas and Oren Ambarchi – Tikkun (2014)

These three extended pieces take minimalism to exotic – and redemptive – places

WTF?! Wednesdays: Philip Glass, “Music With Changing Parts” (1970)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Philip Glass, “Music With Changing Parts” (1970)

In a recent radio segment, NPR reported on an experiment conducted by University of Arkansas professor Elizabeth Margulis.

Dawn of Midi – Dysnomia (2013)

Just when you think that minimalist music was reaching an artistic dead-end, a musical act comes along that opens up new vistas. This time, it’s the Dawn of Midi, a trio with far-flung heritages

WTF?! Wednesdays: Scott Johnson, “Part 3: Involuntary Songs” (1982)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Scott Johnson, “Part 3: Involuntary Songs” (1982)

Though it was only then just beginning to hit the mainstream, looping and sampling by the ’80s was becoming old hat for the New Music/Minimalist guys.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Terry Riley, “You’re No Good” (1967)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Terry Riley, “You’re No Good” (1967)

Oh no, not the 1974 Linda Ronstadt hit. Not even close. Rather, it’s a non-hit from 1967, by Latin soul godfather and vibraphonist Harvey Averne with the lead vocal sung by doo wop specialist Kenny Seymour

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