Automatic Writing

Robert Ashley - Automatic Writing
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1979 / Release Date
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Lovely / Label
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siberianbreaks
100
Robert Ashley's definite masterpiece comes in the form of a 46-minute non-epic titled Automatic Writing, an extraordinary excursion into involuntary sounds. Because of his struggles in adjusting to a new musical life after being diagnosed with a mild form of Tourette's syndrome, the piece took five years to be finally complete. Its only key components involve what sounds like Ashley putting himself a few inches away from a microphone and letting out what has to come through, rough french ... read more
mz
100
This might just be the most unique piece of music I will ever listen to. As an exaggeration of itself, this is simply incredible.
notanalt
90
Glad that my friend showed this to me, because this is great. I dunno what else to say other than wow.
MarkCooper
85
Although I very rarely go back to it, the one-of-a-kind isolation this album has, mainly a mental one, makes it one of the most powerful earlier ambient albums.
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