Dickie Landry - Fifteen Saxophones [1977]

So it turns out one saxophonist and a tape delay unit can build a whole world. A member of the avant-garde music scene that found a home at New York's The Kitchen in the seventies, Richard "Dickie" Landry is perhaps best known for his contributions The Phillip Glass Ensemble, which included performances on Einstein on the Beach Music in Twelve Pieces. Here, he creates a masterwork of minimalism and drone that's hypnotically tense, piloting us high above an alien landscape. At any moment, it feels like there a hundred different sound waves running into each other all around you, and, to be honest, I guess there are.

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