I still have some old vinyl records, and among the vintage new wave hits of the 80’s in my collection, there are a number of works that I suppose could be called ‘experimental’. Mr. C just calls them ‘Daddy’s Crazy Music’. Examples include works by This Heat, Steve Reich, Brian Eno, Dead C, Bailter Space, Godspeed You Black Emperor, and Gilbert & Lewis. Some of this is ambient and some might just be called noise. As a Classical music fan, Ms. J does not prefer to hear any of this either.
Here’s an example from Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis. ‘Barge Calm’ from their 1980 LP, ‘3R4’.
If you do go ahead and listen to it, you can stop after a minute or so, it just continues like this….for another 17 minutes.
Here’s the LP. (I can’t believe it’s been 37 years since I bought this!)
Since I work from home, and I know this sort of music is not for everyone, if I do want to listen to any of it I will dig out one of these old LP’s during the day. When C is at school and J at work.
This has worked fine until we got our dog Scout. Something like ‘Barge Calm’ will make him howl. Hoooowwwwwwllllll ….owwwwwww! Owwww….Howwwwwwlllll! This continues until I take the music off.
Looks like I will have to resort to listening to this in the car. Yes, I do own two copies of this, the other one being a compact disc.