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Terry Riley

Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band All Night Flight

Label: Elision Fields

Format: CD

Genre: Electronic

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Possibly the best currently available recording of Terry Riley's solo saxophone/organ/time-lag accumulator improvisations (for just the organ/time-lag, make a b-line to “persian surgery dervishes”), recorded in concert in buffalo, ny in the waning days of the 1960s.
A perfect prime-era challenged-fidelity recording; a better accompaniment to your daily 6:20pm post rush-hour zone-out i’ve yet to hear. overall, tonally, this is much darker & brooding than other riley, making it something of anomaly in his canon; if you’re only familiar with “in c” and/or “shri camel” - you’re missing out on some of the best aspects/performances of riley’s music.... Over forty minutes and five tracks, Terry Riley uses Soprano Saxophone, Organ and a Time-Lag Accumulator (delay unit maybe??) to create the most otherworldly waves of drone you're likely to come across. It was recorded live in 1968, and what's most stunning is that it hasn't dated at all - it is widely surmised that this, the original cd version of terry riley’s “poppy nogood and the phantom band - all night flight” somehow eclipses the recent ellison fields cd reissue on a qualitative scale; i have yet to get to the bottom of this claim personally...(Mimaroglu)

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Cat. number: EF103
Year: 2002