Jim O'Rourke ‎– Terminal Pharmacy

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1 Cede
Bass Trombone – Jeff CortazzoClarinet – Tony Burr*Drums [Drum Set] – John McEntire
41:32
2 (no audio) 0:59
3 Terminal Pharmacy
Accordion – Isha Suftin, Rob ProsserAcoustic Guitar – Jim O'RourkeAlto Flute – Lisa Hemmer, Sue ObergCello – Dan Loch, Hattie Franck, Mike Dockter, Robert Keckmary Labreque, Stan SaderkClarinet – Tony Burr*Engineer [Amplification] – Steve BraackFlute [Bass] – Jim Vanden, Wendi Lev
8:21

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Cede composed February 1993 to October 1994.
Terminal Pharmacy composed December 1992, October 1994 to May 1995.
Released in regular jewel case. Includes obi strip. Double-folded inlay.

©℗ 1995 Tzadik

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text on obi strip): 7 02397-7011-2 5
  • Barcode (Reader): 702397701125
  • Matrix / Runout: TZ 7011 :MASTERED: :BY NIMBUS:
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L121
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2401
  • Rights Society: BMI

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thecoloroflight

thecoloroflight

March 10, 2008
edited over 5 years ago

This is Jim O'Rourke's best avant-garde composition. Foremost, it should be mentioned that the musique concrète portions were created by actual, physical tape cutting, splicing and pasting (a method Jim practised often during the early 90s and of which he was quite fond). He also scored an orchestral portion to accompany this.

There is an undeniable tension-and-release formula intertwined throughout this work. The taught, tense parts are immaculately crafted and properly placed in terms of how they relate to their compositional compliments and contrasts. Silence is used masterfully here. Each sound has a purpose; the purpose is justified by the overarching affect of the entire piece as a cohesive, encompassing whole.

This is on par with many of the legendary works of 20th century avant-garde and academic electronic composition.