Riley: Les Yeux Fermés, Lifespan
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||Les Yeux Fermés: I. Journey from the Death of a Friend||Terry Riley||18:28||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Les Yeux Fermés: II. Happy Ending||Terry Riley||18:26||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Lifespan: I. G Song||Terry Riley||3:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lifespan: II. M - Music I - Inside C - Curved E-Entrances||Terry Riley||2:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lifespan: III. Slow Melody in Bhairavi||Terry Riley||3:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lifespan: IV. In the Summer||Terry Riley||6:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lifespan: V. The Oldtimer||Terry Riley||2:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lifespan: VI. Delay||Terry Riley||12:39||Album Only||View in iTunes|
Some Cheese and Crackers with your Whine?
I notice lots of whining about iTunes withholding on the Album Only thing. What's the big deal? The Album Only price seems to apply to lengthy pieces, why should they give them away at $0.99. Suggestion to iTunes: Maybe sell the longer pieces for 1.98 or 2.97, or some such pro-rated method.
Hold the cheese and crackers please
What if that one long piece is the only track you want to buy, you are stuck buying the rest of the tracks that you are not interested in. They could, and sometimes do, offer longer tracks for a higher price. They should also drop the price on tracks that are less than a minute long.
But what did you think of this album?
I really enjoy Les Yeux Fermes. Seems like pretty typical Riley stuff. I have not listened to a lot of his work, so I am no expert that is for sure. I like the synthesizer settings. It reminds me a bit of a harpsicord.
If you are a Terry Riley fan, or someone who likes minimalist music this is terrific. I use it it work or drive with and it takes me to a great place. Enjoy.
Born: June 24, 1935 in Colfax, CA
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s