The first composition, "Drift Study 14 VII 73 9:27:27-10:06:41 PM NYC" is a part of "Map of 49's Dream The Two Systems of Eleven Sets of Galactic Intervals Ornamental Lightyears Tracery", itself a section of an even longer work called "The Tortoise, His Dreams and Journeys". In it, three sine waves and the members of The Theatre of Eternal Music play together. According to Young, the lack of harmonic content of the sine waves makes accompanying them with regular instruments and human players extremely difficult.
The second composition, "Drift Study 14 VII 73 9:27:27-10:06:41 PM NYC (39" 14")", is played entirely by sine wave generators. Frequencies and voltages of the sine waves generators were determined and tuned by La Monte Young using oscillators custom-designed by sound technician Robert Adler to generate specific frequencies and voltages of great stability. The sine waves produced are such that they interfere with each other, creating changes of volume both in time and space that can be experienced either walking within the room or staying put. If one chooses to walk, he will change the sound experience of other people in the room by moving the molecules of air.
A Dream House exists at the Mela Foundation on 257 Church Street, NewYork, and is open to the public.
2. The Move - When Alice Comes Back to the Farm (3.44)
3. John Kongos - He’s Gonna Step on You Again (4.24)
4. Tiger B. Smith - Tiger Rock (5.17)
5. Pussy - Feline Woman (2.28)
6. Lucifer - Fuck You (4.53)
7. White Witch - Class of 2000 (6.15)
8. Jobriath - World Without End (3.45)
9. Silverhead - 16 & Savaged (4.26)
10. Amon Düül 2 - Jalousie (3.29)
11. Argent - God Gave Rock’n’roll to You (6.41)
12. Pantherman - Pantherman (3.10)
13. Mustard - Good Time Comin’ (2.33)
14. Iron Virgin - Rebels Rule (3.12)
15. Dump - Annabella (3.20)
16. Neil Merryweather - The Groove (5.32)
17. Be Bop Delux - Swansong (5.53)
18. Seventh Wave - Star Palace of the Sombre Warrior (3.12)
19. Dictators - Master Race Rock (4.17)
20. Rik Kenton - The Libertine (3.21)
21. Kiss - Great Expectations (4.24)
22. The Runaways - Dead End Justice (6.10)
23. Chrome - My Time to Live (4.21)
24. Doctors of Madness - Mainlines (15.46)
Benevolent Beats is a compilation by artists which was born by a mad idea through the Ninja Tune Records Forum.
The main purpose is to create a unique, eclectic and if not odd compilation from just using samples taken from crackly old charity shop records.
That's right, no beats, no vocals, no preset sounds - just loops, anything spoken word, nose flutes and bird song.
The rules for the compilation are pretty simple, although making the tracks should be tougher, as you'll know
that most charity shops have mainly crap/classical/C&W, 7 inch singles unless you live in one of the big cities.
Each artist is given around seven minutes to play with, although they are allowed multiple tracks within that time limit.
Each track must be composed of nothing but records bought from charity shops with a maximum budget of £10.
To add to the project's feel it was suggested that all artists try to take photos of the records (considering there's likely to be some odd covers), and even take pics of you buying the record, displaying the charity shop etc. These have been to protect the artists and the tunes they therefore pilfered - although pretty much everything that was used has long been dead on the licencing front.
This compilation is covered under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales Licence. Click here to read more about it.
2. John Shima - St Beardo's
3. Soleboy - All Records a Pound
4. Absolutley Nebulous - A Pig With a Wig
5. Kovas - Hur This Interlude
6. Jbavi - Charitee
7. John Shima - Ghost Rider
8. Black House - Ride em Cowboy
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