Terry Riley’s In C remastered from original 1968 tapes, restored to its original length of “still-going-on”

Terry Riley’s In C remastered from original 1968 tapes, restored to its original length of "still-going-on"

Here at TMT, we must be at least kinda highbrow, because that rascally minimalist composer-guy Terry Riley tends to pop up around our pages kind of a lot! Usually, though, it’s because something or other new is happening regarding some new incarnation of his most famous work, In C. Today, however, is a completely different story!

Ha! Just kidding. Of course it’s not, you dummy! In C is the only piece of cool classical music ever. And I’m just here to tell you that, according to The Vinyl Factory, the original 1968 recording of that good ol’ “semi-aleatoric sequence of 53 short musical phrases, played an repeated
an arbitrary number of times” has been remastered and is being returned to glorious, glorious vinyl on the Pure Pleasure label. What kind of vinyl? The 180 gram kind, dummy!

Look for it on December 9. In the mean time, go over here to preorder it for yourself or the hip, “downtown” art-lover in your life, and check out some typical music-site-style embedded internet BS below. Maybe while you pet your cat or eat your lunch or something? I don’t care. Whatever you do, though, DO NOT click on videos for any of the man’s other music after you’re done watching this one though. You only like In C.

• Terry Riley: http://terryriley.net
• Pure Pleasure: http://www.purepleasurerecords.com

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