Keyboard virtuoso Terry Riley started experimenting with different instruments in the '50s. One of his electronic music landmarks is his third album A Rainbow in Curved Air. Through the use of overdubbing, he
recorded all the instruments to feature on the title track. The
composition consists of three movements, each representing another part
of his musical influences. As the song progresses, its structure goes
through frequent changes. It's an colorful, psychedelic, atmospheric and
revolutionary song. The second track consists of a loop of saxophones
and is the dreamy and calm opposite of the title track. Fans of
electronic music, such as Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze, would love
this record. Taking inspiration from Hindustani classical music and jazz
techniques, Riley's masterpiece influenced many musicians, from the
likes of Brian Eno to Emeralds.
A Rainbow in Curved Air 50th anniversary limited edition is available as 750 individually numbered copies on transparent vinyl.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- PVC protective sleeve
- Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells is inspired by this album
- Featured in Grand Theft Auto IV on the radio station "The Journey."
- 50th anniversary limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on transparent vinyl