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Symphony #2 The Peak Of The Sacred Original recording remastered

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Long-lost, early archival masterwork from 1982, recorded by Lee Ranaldo and previously unreleased on any format anywhere. Branca Ensemble performers for Symphony No. 2 include Ranaldo & Thurston Moore (SONIC YOUTH), and avant-percussionist Z'EV. Signatu


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  • Audio CD (March 31, 2009)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: ATAVISTIC
  • ASIN: B000001B5V
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #463,924 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Forbes on September 3, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This Cd has been my introduction to the music of Glenn Branca. I've heard of him for years, but never listened to it until this work, and I'm glad I did. Branca creates, not so much a symphony, as a megalith, a mountain of sonic texture.
Branca's early symphonies are based on ensembles of electric guitars tuned in just intonation, accompanied by percussion, in this case Z'ev, who provides a rhythmic assault the match the work of the 10 guitarists in the work. The sound is massive and loud...but not ear splitting. La Monte Young, (who I think is a clear influence on Branca) believed that loud sounds in Just Intonation would not be detrimental to the ear, as much rock music is. I think Branca's music tests this hypothesis and suggests that it is right (as does Young's own cd Just Stompin' which is sadly out of print.) The sound resembles things that might have been done by Reich or Glass; it is minimalism, but at a slower pace and with greater sonic force.
This is music that needs to be experienced, not thought about. Put it on, turn up the volume, turn out the lights and let the sound wash over you. It's remarkable.
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