FREE SHIPPING On Orders Over $49*
Music > Vinyl > Steve Reich - Drumming (180g Import Vinyl LP)
Click to Enlarge

Steve Reich - Drumming

(180g Import Vinyl LP)

23Reward Points
Add to Cart
Item: LPUREPL2537

Remastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London

"Simply put, Drumming is, along with some of Philip Glass' Einstein On The Beach, one of the most fascinating pieces of first-generation minimalism. The version recorded for Elektra/Nonesuch in 1987 ranks among Reich's masterpieces. The 60-minute continuous work features one basic rhythm pattern.

"Throughout four segued movements it is multiplied, played in canon on various percussion instruments. "Part I" is for four pairs of tuned bongo drums; "Part II" for three marimbas (played by nine players) and two singers mimicking the sound of marimbas; "Part III" for three glockenspiels, piccolo, and whistling (played by Reich himself); "Part IV" for all previous instruments, including voices...

"There is a sense of happiness and lightness irradiating from Drumming. It is a perfect example of the paradox of the simple and the complex, the easy and the challenging underlying minimalist music. Both cerebral and vitally tribal or ritualistic, this album is a must-have." - Pure Pleasure / All Music


Read More Less
Related Videos
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Read More Less
Related Articles
  1. Part I
  2. Part II (Beginning)
  3. Part II (Conclusion)
  4. Part III
  5. Part IV

Stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in high-end audio


Check out the newest Music Direct catalogs

Learn More
Copyright © MusicDirect.com 2018. All Rights Reserved.