Moondog 2 is the sixth album by the avant-garde composer Louis Thomas Hardin, AKA the Viking of Sixth avenue, or simply known as – Moondog. Largely self-taught by ear due to an explosive mishap that left him permanently blinded at the age of 16, Moondog drew inspiration from jazz, classical, and Native American music and released a slew of strongly rhythmic contrapuntal records made primarily on a strange array of self-made instruments. Moondog 2 is one of his finest and continues his playful and extremely cyclic style of strict-simple melodies that, in ways, highly anticipated and informed the New York modern classical minimalist era of Steve Reich and Philip Glass. ‘2‘ is wondrous, evocative, and genius-level music that could easily soundtrack a fairytale or a nostalgic childhood memory. Highly recommended for fans of NYC minimalists like the mentioned above Steve Reich, Philip Glass, or other greats like Terry Riley and John Cage.
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Tags: Avant-Garde / Cult Classic / Floating / Modern Classical