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WEEK STARTING 19 Apr

Genre pick of the week Cover of A Rainbow In Curved Air by Terry Riley.

Terry Riley

A Rainbow In Curved Air

    Keyboard virtuoso Terry Riley started experimenting with different instruments in the ‘50s. One of his electronic music landmarks is his third album A Rainbow in Curved Air. Through the use of overdubbing, he recorded all the instruments to feature on the title track. The composition consists of three movements, each representing another part of his musical influences. As the song progresses, its structure goes through frequent changes. It’s an colorful, psychedelic, atmospheric and revolutionary song. The second track consists of a loop of saxophones and is the dreamy and calm opposite of the title track. Fans of electronic music, such as Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze, would love this record. Taking inspiration from Hindustani classical music and jazz techniques, Riley’s masterpiece influenced many musicians, from the likes of Brian Eno to Emeralds.

    A Rainbow in Curved Air 50th anniversary limited edition is available as 500 individually numbered copies on transparent vinyl.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Coloured LP Info: Transparent vinyl

    The Comet Is Coming

    Channel The Spirits


      “Great fire will fall from the sky, the cause will appear both stupefying and marvellous. Very soon after, the earth will tremble. ” The arrival of The Comet as prophesised by Nostradamus. And the earth did tremble.

      Our saviours Danalogue The Conqueror , Betamax Killer (both Soccer96 ) and King Shabaka (Sons Of Kemet, The Ancestors ) bestowed upon us their debut album Channel The Spirits on April 1st 2016 CE. From simpler times, this was a prophetic document. A celeb ration. The beginning of the end.

      For those recent converts, here is Channel The Spirits (Special Edition) . Here is the universe in a microcosm; the life-force distilled down to its raw essence : sex and dancing. Here is a package that includes the debut Prophecy EP from 2015CE. Here are three previously unheard tracks: the fabled Ancient Tapes.



      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Ltd LP Info: Black vinyl repress.

      2xDeluxe CD Info: SPECIAL EDITION 2CD VERSION OF ACCLAIMED, MERCURY SHORTLISTED ALBUM.

      Efterklang & Karsten Fundal

      Leaves – The Colour Of Falling (Repress)

        Following 16 sold-out shows of their explorative opera 'Leaves - The Colour of Falling' back in the summer of 2015, Efterklang are back with the opera's official release; a genre-breaking collection of tracks composed in collaboration with the award winning composer Karsten Fundal. 'Leaves The Colour of Falling' is Efterklang's first release since they declared they were taking a break to reflect on their artistic practice and redefine their expression back in 2014.

        Efterklang have carved a path as one of the most successful and progressive Danish bands, constantly trying to evolve through every record and seeking new grounds with their music. They have played in the Sydney Opera House, made films with Vincent Moon, created a sound installation in the famous restaurant Noma and performed the opera 'Leaves - The Colour of Falling' as part of the Copenhagen Opera Festival. 'Leaves - The Colour of Falling' features appearances from the legendary danish opera star Lisbeth Balslev, the countertenor Morten Grove Frandsen (one of Denmark's most promising opera talents), Nicolai Elsberg (known for his formidable bass), and Katinka Fogh Vindelev (who has been touring with Efterklang for many years).

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        2xLP Info: Limited edition of 1200 on transparent blue vinyl.

        2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

        Twenty years ago, Jan Jelinek's debut album "Personal Rock" was released by Source Records. Under the pseudonym Gramm, it brings together eight tracks that have not been available on vinyl since their original release. Faitiche is very glad to announce the re-release of the album: Personal Rock will appear as a double LP featuring the original cover artwork.

        'Situated somewhere between Jelinek's much loved Loop-Finding Jazz Records, Farben, Move D's Conjoint project and Atom Heart's most immersive work for Rather Interesting, it's a late night album full of subtle production tricks and melodic House structures that belong to the pre-millennial IDM heyday, but which transcend its overly-masculine templates.' (Boomkat) 


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