Steve Reich / Richard Maxfield / Pauline Oliveros ‎– New Sounds In Electronic Music (Come Out / Night Music / I Of IV)

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32 16 0160 Steve Reich / Richard Maxfield / Pauline Oliveros Steve Reich / Richard Maxfield / Pauline Oliveros - New Sounds In Electronic Music (Come Out / Night Music / I Of IV)(LP) Odyssey 32 16 0160 US 1967 Sell This Version
OD2003, 32 16 0160 Steve Reich / Richard Maxfield / Pauline Oliveros Steve Reich / Richard Maxfield / Pauline Oliveros - New Sounds In Electronic Music (Come Out / Night Music / I Of IV)(LP, RE) Odyssey, Columbia OD2003, 32 16 0160 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
32 16 0160 Steve Reich / Richard Maxfield / Pauline Oliveros Steve Reich / Richard Maxfield / Pauline Oliveros - New Sounds In Electronic Music (Come Out / Night Music / I Of IV)(LP, RE) Odyssey, Columbia 32 16 0160 US Unknown Sell This Version
32 16 0160 Steve Reich / Richard Maxfield / Pauline Oliveros Steve Reich / Richard Maxfield / Pauline Oliveros - New Sounds In Electronic Music (Come Out / Night Music / I Of IV)(LP, RE) Odyssey, Columbia 32 16 0160 US Unknown Sell This Version
32 16 0160 Steve Reich / Richard Maxfield / Pauline Oliveros Steve Reich / Richard Maxfield / Pauline Oliveros - New Sounds In Electronic Music (Come Out / Night Music / I Of IV)(LP, RE) Odyssey, Columbia 32 16 0160 US Unknown Sell This Version
32 16 0160 Steve Reich / Richard Maxfield / Pauline Oliveros Steve Reich / Richard Maxfield / Pauline Oliveros - New Sounds In Electronic Music (Come Out / Night Music / I Of IV)(LP, RE) Odyssey, Columbia 32 16 0160 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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TheWarpedVinylJunkie

TheWarpedVinylJunkie

February 21, 2017
referencing New Sounds In Electronic Music (Come Out / Night Music / I Of IV), LP, RE, 32 16 0160
Unfortunately, the chronology of which release predates which release is completely skewed. The "bird" Odyssey label, active from the 1960s, predates the labels with "COLUMBIA ODYSSEY" around the perimeter; Columbia did not adopt the style of label with full perimeter printing of the label's name until c. 1970. The earliest release of this album used the "bird" Odyssey label and the 1970s reissues used the "COLUMBIA ODYSSEY" label--not the other way around.
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lesliedugger

May 20, 2015
referencing New Sounds In Electronic Music (Come Out / Night Music / I Of IV), LP, RE, 32 16 0160

From wiki: Reich eventually used the voice of Daniel Hamm, one of the boys involved in the riots but not responsible for the murder; he was nineteen at the time of the recording. At the beginning of the piece, he says, "I had to, like, open the bruise up, and let some of the bruise blood come out to show them" (alluding to how Hamm had punctured a bruise on his own body to convince police that he had been beaten). The police had not previously wanted to deal with Hamm's injuries, since he did not appear seriously wounded. It is probably the earliest instance of which a member of the Nation of Gods and Earths was recorded in a piece of music, a phenomenon that would increase dramatically in the 1980s with the rise of hip hop music and culture.

Reich re-recorded the fragment "come out to show them" on two channels, which initially play in unison. They quickly slip out of sync to produce a phase shifting effect, characteristic of Reich's early works. Gradually, the discrepancy widens and becomes a reverberation and, later, almost a canon. The two voices then split into four, looped continuously, then eight, until the actual words are unintelligible. The listener is left with only the rhythmic and tonal patterns of the spoken words. Reich says in the liner notes of his album Early Works of using recorded speech as source material that "by not altering its pitch or timbre, one keeps the original emotional power that speech has while intensifying its melody and meaning through repetition and rhythm." The piece is a prime example of process music.