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13 I 73 5:35-6:14:03 PM NYC 39:03
Drift Study 14 VII 73 9:27:27-10:06:41 PM NYC 39:14

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Cang_Jie

Cang_Jie

November 13, 2016
referencing Dream House 78'17", LP, Album, 83 510, 83.510
They squeezed in 39 min on the first side. wow.
magiceye

magiceye

March 20, 2016
referencing Dream House 78'17", LP, Album, 83 510, 83.510
Pretty funny to see how many original copies of this have suddenly sprung up on the marketplace since the reissue superseded it. I understand the repress sounds a lot better which is fair enough, but it's queer to see how many people are watching the market hoping to shift things at the right time. On this occasion I think most have missed that window.
Bradx

Bradx

September 15, 2010
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Dream House 78'17", LP, Album, 83 510, 83.510

Two epic drone pieces. Side 2 needs to be played loud through a good system. As the sleeve notes say (reproduced above) - side 2 is pure sine wave music. One tone through one speaker and a different tone through the other. If you understand your physics then you will know that when the two tones collide in the room then you will get peaks and troughs. Basically this means that if you walk around the room while the disc is on it will appear to be louder in some parts, softer in others and sometimes practically disappear altogether. Sounds pretty goofy I know but it really works. With the side lasting nearly 40 minutes it really gives you time to get into it. Almost meditational you might say. Sine waves have no harmonic content so turn the treble right down while playing side 2 - it makes no difference to the music but reduces surface noise.
With each side being so long the fidelity was never going to be good on this record. Shandar pressings were a bit dodgy at the best of times. It doesn't really bother me but if you're a hi-fi nut or a cd fan craving absolute purity then don't get this record.
There's very little La Monte Young available on any format so this is a very rare album. The shop I got mine from had half a dozen copies or so... this is back in the late '70s. The guy in the shop did it for £2.50 (reduced from £3.50) because he said it was a bit crackly!