TERRY RILEY - A RAINBOW IN CURVED AIR

TERRY RILEY

A RAINBOW IN CURVED AIR

1LP

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. Taking inspiration from Hindustani classical music and jazz techniques, Riley's masterpiece influenced many musicians, from the likes of Brian Eno to Emeralds.

  • 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
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Catalog # : MOVCL046Format : 1 LP, 180 gramReleasedate : 2019-04-19
Barcode : 8719262009554Sleeve : 3mmOriginal Release : 1969 

Side A

1. A Rainbow in Curved Air

Side B

1. Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band

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