Terry Riley – A Rainbow In Curved Air
In the pantheon of electronic music Terry Riley’s ‘A Rainbow In Curved Air’ adorns a pedestal front and centre.
Taking inspiration from Hindustani classical music and the jazz techniques of Bill Evans and John Coltrane before him, Riley’s minimalist psychedelic masterpiece can claim a direct influence on generations of musicians ever since, from the likes of Brian Eno at one end of the scale, right through to Oneohtrix Point Never or Emeralds at the other.
This “definitive remastered edition” portrays his pioneering tape delay techniques and virtuoso keyboard flurries in optimised glory, exposing the base root of so much Ambient, Techno, Electronic Pop and improvised experimentalism for oth first time listeners and those who who heard it first time around (anyone in between, too!). Includes both ‘A Rainbow In Curved Air’ and ‘Poppy Nogood And The Phantom Band’.