MICHAEL SNOW

Musics for Piano, Whistling, Microphone and Tape Recorder

([ no label ]) 2xCassette $15.00

Originally released by Chatham Square in 1975, this unofficial facsimile edition reissue contains four side-long tracks by the CCMC veteran. “Falling Starts” is a tape of a piano melody first played back at hyperspeed, then slower and slower until it transforms into a thunderous, quivering bass boom. The brutally lo-fi “Left Right” is an intentionally distorted, repetitive stride piano experiment with metronome and telephone. “W in the D” is constructed of separate whistled phrases, each preceded by the sound of the composer breathing in.