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It's Gonna Rain - excerpt 1
It's Gonna Rain - excerpt 2
Violin Phase - excerpt

Steve Reich

Live / Electric Music (LP)

Label: Music On Vinyl Classical

Format: LP

Genre: Experimental

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A Landmark in Minimalism and Process Music. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, remastered. The influence Steve Reich had on contemporary music can hardly be put into words. As one of the great innovators, he started playing around with tape loops and created rhythmic and tonal effects while recording the sounds of rain, it formed the basis of his ambitious project called " It's Gonna Rain". The great depth and complexity make this an outstanding song in his repertoire - an incredible tape loop piece that starts with the words of a gospel preacher, then takes a snippet ("it's gonna rain") and repeats it over and over itself, endlessly looping, and messing with the words and tones as it goes in and out of phase. Incredible stuff – and far more revolutionary than a lot of Reich's later work. The A-side of the LP contains “Violin Phase”, featuring Paul Zukofsky. This masterpiece in minimalist music is grand and epic. The two pieces were recorded live together under the title Live/Electric Music.
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Cat. number: MOVCL047
Year: 2019

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