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Fantastic Glissando


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1st time CD release is like new. The case has shelf wear and sticker residue. There is a cut out from the original shrink wrap-

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 24, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Table of Elements
  • ASIN: B000CQQHNQ
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #633,955 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Louie Bourland on February 13, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Tony Conrad is a master of the drone. He was also a pioneer of minimalism and experimental music during the 1960's. While Conrad primarily has made a name for himself as a violinist, he despenses of any 'real' instruments for his composition "Fantastic Glissando".

Composed and originally released in 1969, "Fantastic Glissando" finds Tony Conrad experimenting with the pure electronic sounds of sine wave tones which slowly glide from their lowest point to the extreme highest.

The album opens with the original unaltered version of the piece which is followed by four "Process" variations of the same piece. With each "Process" piece, Conrad deliberately adds more distortion each time. By the time the fourth and final "Process" is introduced, the piece becomes as much a study in white noise as it is a study in sine wave tones.

Granted, "Fantastic Glissando" won't be for everyone. However, if you're a fan of extreme experimental music that is a departure from the norm, this CD is a perfect listen and demands absolute concentration while listening.
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Roland on February 2, 2011
Format: Audio CD
This might have been experimental and interesting 30 years ago but now it sounds very boring and unspeakable. Its just some tracks of the same simple humming sound with different effects. With all the experimental and noise music now, this seems like a 5 year old kid made it with some Fisher-Price TM toys from Toys R Us. Sorry Tony, but Ryoji Ikeda has replaced your old junk!
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