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Re: just a casual reminder....

Didn't Tony Conrad play with La Monte Young in his Theater of Eternal 
I love La Monte and think that he's a genius. How can I find the Tony 
CD "Four Violins"?
Jeff Collins

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Trenkel <improv@peak.org>
To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 1998 6:43 PM
Subject: Re: just a casual reminder....

>>> >just a casual reminder....
>>> >...that this is LOOPER'S Delight, not Guitar Player's Delight.....
>>> >Now, some of you six-string wunderkinds may find this completely
>>> >but a lot of people here don't even play guitar! I know it's hard to
>>> >believe, but it's true! Guess how interested they are in long
>>> >about guitar playing that have no looping content whatsoever?
>I dunno, I don't play guitar, hate Allan Holdsworth (yeah, he can play 
>cool chords, and is a hot soloist, but his records bore me to tears), and
>have about the same feeling about Fripp, but I don't mind seeing them
>discussed on the list. I'd rather see a more open forum, where people feel
>free to blab about what concerns them, than to have people not post 
>something is not quite on topic. Yeah, there's a lot of anal ambient
>guitarism that floats about here, but hey, that's what you get when you
>gather a bunch of anal ambient guitarists together. It's up to the rest of
>us anal non-ambient non-guitarists to provide the antidote.
>So, I'm currently listening to what has to be the sickest loop CD I've
>heard in ages: Tony Conrad's Early Minimalism. 4 discs of overdubbed,
>looped, atonal violin drones. the piece "Four Violins" was recorded in
>1964, and it's 32 minutes of multitracked overdriven harmonics, sharp
>enough to peel paint at moderate volume. Fantastic stuff!
>Dave Trenkel : improv@peak.org  : www.peak.org/~improv/
>"...there will come a day when you won't have to use
>gasoline. You'd simply take a cassette and put it in
>your car, let it run. You'd have to have the proper
>type of music. Like you take two sticks, put 'em
>together, make fire. You take some notes and rub 'em
>together - dum, dum, dum, dum - fire, cosmic fire."
>                                            -Sun Ra