Sunday, February 21, 2010

Terry Riley, You're No Good, (Organ of Corti 1967)

Continuing the theme of "prescient" from the previous post on Esperanto, this album is the pre-electronica bomb. The album cover sums it up nicely. Riley deconstructs a little known mid 60s soul tune, adding harsh electronics, echo, loops, phasing and jarring juxtapositions of various musical elements. It's remixing 30 years before it became fashionable. The second track is a nice live recording of Poppy Nogood. Awesome! My rip of the out of print cd that is currently selling for silly money.