4 Songs, 47 Minutes

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Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Sunblindness ,

Heartbreaking

"Requiem for Adam" is an unusually literal piece of work by Terry Riley performed by Kronos; extremely narrative. You can feel the harsh temperature of the mountain and the ambulence... It embraces a variety of different ways of describing this journey.
It's composed and performed with such emergence. You can really feel the pain and the release from this piece...

Personally out of Riley's string works I think I love "Cadenza on the Night Plain" works more but there are so many fragments in this work have reduced me to tears.

paalexan ,

Not the place to start...

Too harshly electronic and intentionally jarring for me, and the only Terry Riley work I don't really care for. The hypnotic flow of his best work seems to be completely absent.

Bandlam ,

The Philosopher's Hand

This piece is a small snippet from the album "Supreme Genius of Ustad Vilayat Khan". Ustad Vilayat Khan is a sitar legend. This peice is from Side One, Raga Darbari Kanada, performed by the Ustad and published in 1968 by The Gramophone Company of India on a 33 1/3 RPM Record.

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