Riley selected a mode, chose a few motifs or basic patterns and then, seated on the floor in front of his audience, improvised on electronic keyboard. The electric organ, superseded at later concerts by a synthesizer, was portable and consistent. By the early '70s, Riley had come to feel that scores were a distraction. Faithful interpretation of an already written piece was a deviation from the true purpose of making music, which was spiritual quest.
Through the usage of then-revolutionary overdubbing and tape-looping techniques, Riley was also able to perform every instrument himself on the record, including electric organs, electric harpsichords, a soprano saxophone, and an Indian dumbec. A Rainbow In Curved Air was a revelation to critics, who heaped praise upon Riley, who had in essence invented minimalism as a music genre. The repetitious minimalism of Rainbow also was integral to the development of future genres, such as ambient, jazz fusion, new age, progressive rock, and future varieties of electronic music.
More than just a revolutionary record, Rainbow also represented one final burst of sunny, utopian energy, as the dark and dreary s loomed overhead. Skip to main content. See All Buying Options. Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color:. Rainbow in Curved Air. Terry Riley Format: Vinyl. See all 14 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Price.
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Note: Double LPs, box sets, etc. Records By Mail offers one of the most comprehensive selections of vinyl LPs and 45s available anywhere. The Parisian concert conveys a different mood, brighter and more open in texture, more relaxed from the outset and breathing with greater freedom as it takes flight. Persian Surgery Dervishes is a mesmerizing record of a vital stage in Riley's ongoing quest for connection with the universal mind and sublime music.
It's my way of finding out who I am. More from this collection. There is only 1 item left in stock. Featured Products. Contact Us GrapefruitPayments gmail.Limited restock. The classic minimal music album is now available again on vinyl for the first time since the '70s. During the s, Californian composer Terry Riley concentrated on solo keyboard performances, continuing to make music yet writing down almost nothing. Riley selected a mode, chose a few motifs or basic patterns and then, seated on the floor in front of his audience, improvised.