Morton Subotnick - Volume 2: The Electronic Works 2
for 4-channel tape, new 4.1 surround version
1. Side One (14:36)
2. Side Two (14:17)
Until Spring (197?)
for 4-channel tape, new 5.1 surround version
3. Side One (15:01)
4. Side Two (14:24)
Multi-channel electronic works in Surround Sound
Morton Subotnick was a phenomenon in the late '60s, the first composer to write substantial works for synthesizer that had a wide audience. He has been mentor to generations of composers, and his influence is so pervasive that it would be impossible to trace completely - the electronica movement, for one, reveres him.
This release brings together two of his classic analog electronic works which were previously only available on LP. The DVD allows you to experience these works "spatially" in your own home - in high-definition sound!
The DVD includes additional video:
Please note: The CD version contains only the two electronic works.
Electronic Works 2
Mode 132 (DVD)
Are CDs dead? Not yet. I remain skeptical of DVDs, especially the fledgling DVD-Audio format. Most 5.1 surround setups I've heard are wholly inadequate, using cheap, tiny speakers. And worse, almost everyone I know soon surrenders to the demands of décor, stuffing satellite speakers against the couch or smothering the subwoofer with magazines. But DVDs do enable the presentation of 1970s quadraphonic works like Morton Subotnick's Sidewinder and Until Spring, reissued together on Morton Subotnick Volume 2: Electronic Works (Mode). The classic Sidewinder, accompanied by the colorful, spermatozoan light projections of Tony Martin, plinks, rattles, pants, clanks, and sings with startling rhythmic vibrancy. Essential.
--- Christopher DeLaurenti, THE SCORE-CLASSICAL & JAZZ,
www.thestranger.com, 15 April 2004
Also by Morton Subotnick on Mode Records:
Morton Subotnick: Gestures (CD & DVD) (mode 97)
Morton Subotnick: The Electronic Works 3 (CD & DVD) (mode 237)
Morton Subotnick Profile
Tony Martin Profile
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