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Original version of Steve Reich’s Drumming is getting re-issued on vinyl next month

Steve Reich’s classic album Drumming is set to get remastered and reissued on vinyl for the first time next month.

Superior Viaduct will oversee the reissue, releasing the iconic album on CD and 2xLP.

Drumming, the minimalist classic from composer Steve Reich, is finally getting remastered and reissued on double LP.

Originally performed on “eight tuned drums, three marimbas, three glockenspiels, piccolo and voice,” Drumming was debuted at MoMA in New York City in 1971, with Reich leading the ensemble.

“Drumming is regarded as one of the most important musical works of the last century,” Superior Viaduct write.

Distilled through his studies of African percussion in Ghana during 1970 and Balinese gamelan music, Reich revolutionised our understanding of polyrhythms, sculpting a new sonic territory to illuminate the radical potential of Minimalism.”

In 1972, the piece was released on a limited run of six hundred LP’s by John Gibson, and now sells for unthinkable amounts of cash on the re-sale market.

Thankfully, due to this new reissue, you are no longer required to dish out such amounts to get get your hands on the record.

Superior Viaduct’s reissue of Drumming will be released on May 25th on double LP and CD.

Pre-order here. 

Via The Quietus. 

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April 30, 2018