by Julius Eastman

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polinos Forgotten masterpiece by one of minimalist musics most important figures salvaged from the archives. Like a looser, more jazzy 'In C', relaxed, laid back while at the same time bursting with at spirit of exploration. Not hi-fi-quality, but the magic of the music comes across none the less.
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Marcus J. Moore I listen to and write about music for a living, and this is some of the most gorgeous work I've ever heard.
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Daniel Townend A beautiful composition that just gently unfolds, piece by piece. wonderful!
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nadalex Just heard this on Carol's show on WFMU. Beautiful! - Lex from Albany
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Mister Meows On many minimal tracks, the repeated churning increases tension. This is the antithesis of that, probably even more mellow than In C.
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Femenine (1974) 01:12:35


Recorded live on Wednesday, November 6, 1974 at Composers Forum in Albany, The Arts Center on the Campus of the Academy of the Holy Names, Albany, New York.

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released June 19, 2020

Performed by the S.E.M. Ensemble.
Recorded by Steve Cellum.
Tape transferred by Garry Rindfuss.
Liner notes and then some by Mary Jane Leach.
Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering.
Design by Antoine Verhaverbeke.
Special thanks to Hanna Nurmi, Mary Jane Leach, Petr Kotik, Phill Niblock, John Bewley, Jan Williams, Steve Cellum, David Tuttle, Joel Chadabe, Neil Rolnick, and Julie Kabat.

Cover: Andrew Roth. Untitled (Julius Eastman), c.1980.
© Andrew Roth.

Other artist and composer photos courtesy of University at Buffalo Music Library, The State University of New York.


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