Music for 18 Musicians

Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians
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Based on 4 reviews
1978 Ratings: #1 / 92
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Based on 192 ratings
1978 Ratings: #1
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January 1, 1978 / Release Date
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CFCE 87.8 FM Weekly Genre : Minimalism

Drawing its origins from the experimental and avant-garde scene of the 50/60s, Minimalism is a very artistic musical style that is relatively difficult to understand and describe. However, unlike many similar styles that are more obscure and isolated, Minimalism is much more widespread and recognized, enjoying a reputation that is often highly revered by specialists, professionals and music lovers alike. For good reason, many compositions and ... read more
Highly acclaimed as his best work, Music for 18 Musicians brings in a lenghty composition divided into Pulses and Sections, blending in distinct elements and instrumental bits to craft this majestic sound, full of colour and life. Not only this work still stands as one of the most beloved classical compositions outside the erudite circle, it is definitely a beautiful recording with a flawless performance within. By using a plethora of instruments that go from violin to marimba to clarinet and ... read more
[Genre: Classical]

I don't have much to say about this album, but what I can say is that's it's a remarkable piece of classical music that is composed flawlessly. It's the same sound throughout the entire album, but what can I say, it's a good same sound! This album also reminds me of the instrumentation on Illinois, I guess Sufjan took some inspiration from Steve when making that album. So that's cool.

Yeah, check this thing out, I guess if you don't like the same song for an hour than this ... read more
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Track List

  1.  Reich: Pulse - Sections I-X - Pulse - Pulse - Sections I-X - Pulse
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Added on: April 5, 2013