TYRANNY, "BLUE" GENE - OUT OF THE BLUE (CD)


"For the first time on CD, here is the official reissue of 'Blue' Gene Tyranny's first album from 1977 (originally one of the first Lovely Music releases) beautifully remastered, with new artwork and 24-page booklet. This is a long awaited event for some and will be an unexpected surprise for others. Blue is a Grammy-nominated composer and pianist who has performed on records by Robert Ashley (Perfect Lives, Celestial Excursions), John Cage, and Laurie Anderson, yet this is quite different. Composing for what is essentially a chamber rock ensemble, a cast of female vocalists, and himself on the Polymoog and RMI synthesizers, Blue has created a song-cycle that reflects his intensely melodic and free piano technique in a polished studio record. Out of the Blue elegantly combines adventurous New Music technique, the style and appeal of pop music, and the grace of classical music to form an unclassifiable and totally revelatory whole. The album consists of the sublimely poppy 'Next Time Might Be Your Time,' the searing and soaring instrumental 'for David K.,' the soulful, contemplative hymn 'Leading a Double Life,' and finally the casually-epic 26-minute masterpiece for voices & electronic and acoustic instruments, 'A Letter from Home.'" (label info) recommended
in stock | US| 2005| UNSEEN WORLDS | 16.90


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