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Alvin Curran – Canti E Vedute Del Giardino Magnetico

Alvin Curran
Canti E Vedute Del Giardino Magnetico
Label: Ananda
Catalog Number: Ananda ‎– n°1
Released: 1975, 70's
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American composer and multi-instrumentalist Alvin Curran’s fantastic debut Canti E Vedute Del giardino Magnetico, which translates to Songs and Views from the Magnetic Garden, consists of two sidelong pieces. The first side, a blend of cymbals, glass chimes, harmonica, flugelhorn and soprano vocals from Margherita Benetti, is pure avant-garde experimental music, and a bit more of a challenging listen than the flip – which is more of a flowing and relaxing piece. The epic twenty plus minute journey held together by pulsing synth drones and flourishes is reminiscent of Curran’s contemporary Terry Riley, and was a daytime favorite at ISC.

– Cole Kinnear

Recommended  – B1 Canti E Vedute Dal Giardino Magnetico

Tags: Ambient / Deep Listening / Modern Classical / Obscure
Tracklist:

A1 Canti E Vedute Dal Giardino Magnetico / Songs And Views From The Magnetic Garden
B1 Canti E Vedute Dal Giardino Magnetico / Songs And Views From The Magnetic Garden

Credits:

Synthesizer, Cymbal, Kalimba, Corrugated Plastic Tubes, Chimes [Glass], Harmonica, Jew’s Harp, Voice, Flugelhorn – Alvin Curran
Voice – Margherita Benetti

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