Laurie Spiegel ‎– The Expanding Universe

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Patchwork 9:42
Old Wave 6:47
Pentachrome 7:24
The Expanding Universe 28:32

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9003, PH9003 Laurie Spiegel The Expanding Universe(LP, Album) Philo, Philo 9003, PH9003 US 1980 Sell This Version
UW09 Laurie Spiegel The Expanding Universe(19xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Unseen Worlds UW09 US 2012
UW09 Laurie Spiegel The Expanding Universe(2xCD, Album, RE) Unseen Worlds UW09 US 2012 Sell This Version
UW09 Laurie Spiegel The Expanding Universe(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Unseen Worlds UW09 US 2012 Sell This Version
UW09 Laurie Spiegel The Expanding Universe(LP, Album, RE, DMM) Unseen Worlds UW09 US 2013 Sell This Version
AMIP-0156 Laurie Spiegel The Expanding Universe(2xCD, Album, RE) Unseen Worlds AMIP-0156 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
UW19 Laurie Spiegel The Expanding Universe(2xCD, Album, RE) Unseen Worlds UW19 USA & Canada 2019 Sell This Version
UW19LP, UW 19, UW19 Laurie Spiegel The Expanding Universe(3xLP, Album, RE) Unseen Worlds, Unseen Worlds, Unseen Worlds UW19LP, UW 19, UW19 US 2019 Sell This Version

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DenverDude

DenverDude

December 13, 2020
referencing The Expanding Universe, 3xLP, Album, RE, UW19LP, UW 19, UW19
Impressive pressing. After an initial cleaning of the vinyl, there are no pops/clicks and the discs are super flat and quiet (which is important because of the ambient nature and silences within the recordings). Packaging is also very sturdy and matches the vitality of the music inside. And whoa, what an amazing immersive experience this seminal work is. Highly recommended.
WhiteyLawless

WhiteyLawless

September 23, 2019
referencing The Expanding Universe, LP, Album, 9003, PH9003
Collector Frenzy? Um, one should consider feeding the sharks for an original true analog pressing. Modern expanded offerings are best enjoyed in mp3 or cd format. Modern Vinyl reissues of primitive digital compositions are the real bait. Hope 100% recycled materials are used. I’m sure your friends will be impressed tho.
Expansive09

Expansive09

July 22, 2019
referencing The Expanding Universe, LP, Album, 9003, PH9003
Spiegel the unsung early electronic genius! Brilliant 2 cd set worth of twisting, melodic analog synth music 100% accessible. This isn't dark, avant or sterile clinical electronic music instead much of this is along the trance/minimalist side of music think Terry Riley at his best moments circa Rainbow in Curved Air! Beautiful phased and filtered modulated music derived from diodes and silicon chips!
All_sales_are_vinyl

All_sales_are_vinyl

January 31, 2019
referencing The Expanding Universe, 3xLP, Album, RE, UW19LP, UW 19, UW19
My copy is very noisy. Especially the 3rd LP. Hard to listen to. Not very impressed
raphtaph

raphtaph

January 27, 2019
referencing The Expanding Universe, 3xLP, Album, RE, UW19LP, UW 19, UW19
This 2019 pressing sounds wonderful. Liner notes on every track. Beautiful and sturdy sleeve. Even comes with a postcard style download card! 4 out of 19 cd tracks were not included. Despite the omissions, I highly recommend it.
oliverlarking

oliverlarking

May 29, 2018
referencing The Expanding Universe, LP, Album, 9003, PH9003
Emailed Unseen Worlds and a repress is on the way so don't feed the sharks.
GreenPower

GreenPower

February 26, 2018
referencing The Expanding Universe, LP, Album, 9003, PH9003
jesus christ when did this get so expensive? just saw it in a shop a few months back
michael.saul

michael.saul

September 6, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
referencing The Expanding Universe, LP, Album, 9003, PH9003
The same conclusions were reached here as were reached by Juan Atkins a good while later, and to outstanding effect. Here, Laurie Anderson pretty much intuits the whole structure of techno by herself, 6 years prior to Cybotron's first release. It is somewhat striking she gets so little attention even in retrospect. Beautiful throughout, her debut LP The Expanding Universe reveals plainly and simply the fact that Techno cannot be conceived of as other to women as if they didn't play a role in its emergence and later its subsequent forms. Through Laurie, we recognise Techno' emergence through a multiplicity of distinct origins. It didn't come from any one person, crew, scene, night city, but is derived collectively through shared artistic and cultural endeavour, and experimentation with machines often very demanding and foreign in nature. Laurie was unique in being among those who properly domesticated technology to her own ends: she bent the Groove Synthesiser into a shape that through the work of others such as Jeff Mills or Robert Hood on altogether different machines, would later come to be known as techno. Her work sits alongside pioneers like Chris Carter, Craig Leon, In Aeternam Vale, Terry Riley, La Monte Young, whose power of vision sat exactly in proportion enormity of scale at which some of the producers delivering over the same period.

land_speed_record

land_speed_record

March 16, 2013
referencing The Expanding Universe, LP, Album, RE, DMM, UW09
Does anyone know how many copies of this black vinyl repress were made?
Duke_Yowie

Duke_Yowie

March 2, 2013
referencing The Expanding Universe, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle, UW09
Picked up the Reissue LP yesterday. The vinyl is black. Sounds nice! Was going to add to the release section, but not submitted anything before and a bit worried I'd mess it up.