Thursday, March 13, 2008

Song of the day

"Phase Patterns", by Steve Reich. When I listened to Steve Reich in the past, what I heard was Philip Glass and Terry Riley. (And perhaps, if I was thinking deeply, a bit of Velvet Underground.) What I hear now, particularly with this piece, is The Field's recent "Sound of Light". What I also hear is recent Ricardo Villalobos. Speaking of which, just how mad is "Enfants"? Not as mad as "Fizheuer Zieheuer", perhaps, but only because that remarkable track opened the door which "Enfants" now charges through, so the element of unexpectedness isn't there. Which is only a very small element.