John Cale & Terry Riley - Church of Anthrax

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John Cale & Terry Riley - Church of Anthrax

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Artist
John Cale & Terry Riley
Released
1971/2014
Origin
Format
CD
Total time
33:55

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1 reviews

So final words from me, this is NOT a perfect picture, far from it! For hardcore fans only!
(Updated: October 17, 2014)
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1.4
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1.5
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0.5

Reviewer

Written
July 17, 2014
Review
As the newsletter mentions, 2 unique musicians collaborated on this album, namely Terry Riley & John Cale (Velvet Underground) both experimental in their musical language. Hard to categorize, the newsletter continues, well yes I agree and not in the most positive way, not to these ears at least! This re-mastered re-release are instrumental bar one track " The Soul Of Patrick Lee" which also happens to be the one track that I really like! To me, the rest of the music this album holds, belong in a time gone, I can imagine how the mentioned time period music had an impact on people, since those were the days of "Fun tobacco" and Acid. But now?! I see it fare well with hardcore fans of either musician and or collectors of albums from said period! But otherwise it is a hard sell IMHO !! As opposed to other fine gems that Esoteric have found and re-released/re-mastered this album probably has a narrow margin regarding followers and buyers. If I, in short should mention the musicians involved here, Terry Riley are mostly known for his albums: "In C" & "A Rainbow In Curved Air" which at that time were groundbreaking electronic music and John Cale mostly known for his membership with Velvet Underground, that US progressive band also featuring Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker, Sterling Morrison & Nico. With a title like: "Church Of Anthrax" one would have wished for exiting moments or even sinister sequences, instead we get a 1971 collaboration of 2 original musicians´ , that to me is like putting Warhol and Matisse together telling them to create a perfect picture!

So final words from me, this is NOT a perfect picture, far from it! For hardcore fans only!
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