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A Rainbow in Curved Air

Freakmaster General Maconie presents 120 minutes of not-normal songs, including a featured album from Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air.

Freakmaster General Maconie presents 120 minutes of not-normal songs that range from desolate and challenging to shiny and beautiful. Expect lush soundscapes, banging beats, angular guitars and tender instrumentals - all within minutes of each other and presided over with fathomless knowledge by your gracious host.

This week Terry Riley's A Rainbow In Curved Air gets the featured album treatment. The follow up to his break-through piece In C, A Rainbow In Curved Air moved minimalism from the classical concert hall to the grungy rock venue. Featuring Riley's virtuoso keyboard technique, tape looping and adventurous time signatures the 20 minute composition concentrates on just one chord, (the Amaj7) with unbelievable variety.

2 hours

Music Played

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  • Think

    Once You Understand

    • Big Tree Records.
  • Brock Berrigan

    Water Of Life

    • Self Released.
  • Terry Riley

    A Rainbow In Curved Air - Part 1

    • Esoteric Recordings.
  • The Voodoo Trombone Band

    Easy To Learn

    • Freshly Squeezed.
  • William D. Drake

    Super Alter

    • Onomatopoeia Records.
  • David Cain


    • Trunk Records.
  • John Abercrombie


    • ECM.
  • Can

    Turtles Have Short Legs

    • Liberty.
  • Terry Riley

    A Rainbow In Curved Air - Part 2

    • Esoteric Recordings.
  • Battles


    • Warp.
  • Will Oldham

    Am I Demon (Danzig Cover)

    • Drag City.
  • Tape

    Mystery Mutiny

    • Hapna.
  • David Jaycock

    Zither Song

    • Red Deer Club.
  • Caravan

    Winter Wine

    • Pink Elephant.
  • Robag Wruhme

    Wupp Dek

    • pampa records.
  • Terry Riley

    Poppy No Good and the Phantom Band

    • Esoteric Records.
  • Fran├žoise Hardy

    Only Friends

    • Pye Records.
  • Warm Digits & Field Music

    Elements Of The Sun (BBC Session Track)

  • Terry Riley

    A Rainbow In Curved Air - Part 3

    • Esoteric Recordings.
  • Mr. Fox

    All The Good Times

    • Transatlantic Records.
  • Central Unit

    Saturday Night

    • Spittle Records.


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