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 Post subject: Minimalism in Music
PostPosted: Fri November 16, 2018 5:12 pm 
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A thread for music by Steve Reich, John Adams, Terry Riley, Can, Neu!, Caverns of Anti-Matter, etc...


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Pitchfork just turned me onto this duo called Wume, it's pretty great. They were their influences on their sleeve -- basically a mix of Can and Terry Riley -- but it makes for good listening. This is one of the lesser tracks, but it's only one I could find on youtube. Worth checking out the whole record if you're into this one at all.



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 Post subject: Re: Minimalism in Music
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That doesnt feel very minimalist to me. What are you thinking here?


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If you're new to minimalist music, Reich's Music For 18 Musicians is sort of ground zero. He also pioneered a process called "phasing," in which different parts are played at slightly different tempos, so that they eventually fall in and out of sync with each other, creating some eerie juxtapositions.



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 Post subject: Re: Minimalism in Music
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I can't decide if the "future primitive" musicians should be in this thread, or should they get their own? John Fahey, Cul de Sac, etc...


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tragabigzanda wrote:
If you're new to minimalist music, Reich's Music For 18 Musicians is sort of ground zero. He also pioneered a process called "phasing," in which different parts are played at slightly different tempos, so that they eventually fall in and out of sync with each other, creating some eerie juxtapositions.


This is nice.


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yeah, and hypnotic. Great record for getting work done.


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tragabigzanda wrote:
If you're new to minimalist music, Reich's Music For 18 Musicians is sort of ground zero. He also pioneered a process called "phasing," in which different parts are played at slightly different tempos, so that they eventually fall in and out of sync with each other, creating some eerie juxtapositions.

Neely did a cool demonstration of this


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yeah that's good. Who's Neely?


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Adam Neely, a music-theory youtuber.


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what't the line that separates Minimal and Ambient? or is there one?


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bodysnatcher wrote:
what't the line that separates Minimal and Ambient? or is there one?

Good question, as certainly some music could fit comfortably in either. I'd say that there's more melodic movement in minimalism, and a more pronounced focus on rhythm, while true ambient stuff (not just, like, "It's got some synths and the kick drum is quiet") tends to meander without any repeating motifs.


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bodysnatcher wrote:
Harold Budd

:thumbsup:

His Ambient 2 collaboration with Eno is one of my favorites.


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I find it very hard to talk about this kind of music. It hits me in an abstract, almost synesthetic way. It's a genre I know little about, so thanks for this thread.


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washing machine wrote:
bodysnatcher wrote:
Harold Budd

:thumbsup:

His Ambient 2 collaboration with Eno is one of my favorites.

I've been listening to his album with XTC's Andy Partridge a lot this last week or so.


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Birds in Hell wrote:
washing machine wrote:
bodysnatcher wrote:
Harold Budd

:thumbsup:

His Ambient 2 collaboration with Eno is one of my favorites.

I've been listening to his album with XTC's Andy Partridge a lot this last week or so.

what album is that?


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tragabigzanda wrote:
Birds in Hell wrote:
washing machine wrote:
bodysnatcher wrote:
Harold Budd

:thumbsup:

His Ambient 2 collaboration with Eno is one of my favorites.

I've been listening to his album with XTC's Andy Partridge a lot this last week or so.

what album is that?

Through the Hill

There's only bits and pieces on YouTube but I can shoot you a link later when I get a chance.



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