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Minimalism

Post by Naturality » Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:37 am

I was just wondering if anybody here likes Minimalist music, like Steve Reich or Philip Glass.
Its my current genre uin music GCSE and I;m really enjoying it, it's so unique and exciting but sometimes weird..... what do you think?

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Re: Minimalism

Post by Superfuzz » Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:57 am

Naturality wrote: I was just wondering if anybody here likes Minimalist music, like Steve Reich or Philip Glass.
Its my current genre uin music GCSE and I;m really enjoying it, it's so unique and exciting but sometimes weird..... what do you think?
waht's GSCE?
I'm not sure if is minimalist, but I really like Glenn Branca works and his early Teorethical girls too..
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Re: Minimalism

Post by Naturality » Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:59 am

GCSE is type a british compuslory course that replaced the O levels, but you wouldn't know what that is either, so basically its a set of courses you have to choose to do.....kinda

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Post by Maggieo » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:01 pm

I'm a big fan of Reich and Glass.  Steve just turned 70, you know.  Great interview with him at Pitchfork, of all places:

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/f ... teve_Reich
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Re: Minimalism

Post by Naturality » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:12 pm

Thanks for that long, it's a good read, do you like John Adams? (not the united states president), his piece 'Short Ride on a Fast Machine'  is really good and unlike romantic and classical, where the brass was just repetitive, dull and dreary, it overpowered the strings, which is nice to see :P

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Post by mezcalhead » Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:05 pm

Love all that stuff .. Reich, Glass (not so much I guess), Cage, Lamonte Young, Morton Subotnik, etc.

There's a point where the avant garde and indie rock meet .. Glenn Branca is just on the other side of it .. Thurston Moore crosses back and forth regularly.
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Post by mynameisjonas » Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:00 am

i love minimalism and monotony. there´s something about endless repeating of a few notes that really gets inside your brain.

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Re: Minimalism

Post by chrisjedijane » Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:01 am

yeah, me too. You should check out Liars' "Drum's not dead", it's full of that sort of thing.
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Re: Minimalism

Post by fuzzking » Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:13 am

Good Morning!

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I'd like to get my hands on the No New York sampler that was compiled by Eno (there
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I highly recommend the Balanescu Quartet's rendition of the Kraftwerk tunes.

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Post by mynameisjonas » Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:14 am

chrisjedijane wrote: yeah, me too. You should check out Liars' "Drum's not dead", it's full of that sort of thing.
yeah it´s great. i saw them play a few months ago. deafening stuff :)

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Post by chrisjedijane » Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:19 am

they played here, but I couldn't go, I was gutted. According to the guy who ran it, there were only about 15 people there, but they really destroyed the place anyway.
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Post by Maggieo » Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:59 am

FUZZ_KING wrote: I'd like to get my hands on the No New York sampler that was compiled by Eno (there
was a Japanese Re-Issue on Amazon a while ago, but they're out of stock).
I've got a Russian re-issue of No New York that I picked up on Amazon this year, maybe you could nab that?  Great packaging, with extensive liner notes......in Russian.  :(  But, it's a decent master/transfer.  :)
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Re: Minimalism

Post by Naturality » Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:02 am

Anybody seen that Reich Works 10CD Boxset? £70 (approx. $138.54) and seems kind of like a waste of money to me.
And why do they have such a problem with Glass in the simpsons? they insulted him both episodes on Sky One the other day :o

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Post by Maggieo » Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:08 am

Naturality wrote: Anybody seen that Reich Works 10CD Boxset? £70 (approx. $138.54) and seems kind of like a waste of money to me.
And why do they have such a problem with Glass in the simpsons? they insulted him both episodes on Sky One the other day :o
Yeah, I'm a Reich fan but that does seem awfully expensive.

I got to see Philip Glass and the Kronos Quartet play his soundtrack for Dracula live at the University of Arizona in Tuscon.  They set up behind the screen where they projected the picture and you could seem them every so often during the movie.  Afterwards, Glass and company took questions from the audience, which was really, really cool. To this day it's my favorite work of his.
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Re: Minimalism

Post by flatfiver » Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:24 am

FUZZ_KING wrote: P. Glass: "koyaanisquatsi, koyaanisquatsi, koyaanisquatsi... "
YES!
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