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Philip Glass: REWORK_ Philip Glass Remixed (2xLP, 2012, ltd 500)

The Kora Records TKR026

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Price: €41.00

Glass Edition - exclusive pre-order limited to 500 copies on clear vinyl. The cover is graded NM because of a very light bump to a couple of corners.

Grading cover: NM/SS | Grading vinyl: MINT/SS

"The idea for REWORK_Philip Glass remixed came from a conversation Glass had with, of all people, Beck. Yep, the loser with two turntables and a microphone. Together with producer Hector Castillo, Glass and Beck hatched a plan to assemble various remixes of Glass’s work to celebrate his 75th birthday ... Philip Glass appears to remix very easily. Nothing from REWORK_Philip Glass remixed feels like an aggressively forced match made in hell (not taking various opinions of remixes and minimalism into account). It all pours down easily, with enough of variance in sound to remind you that there are many hands on deck." (PopMatters)

"Beck's latest endeavour is a double remix album of Philip Glass tracks, curated in honour of Glass's 75th birthday year ... As a composer-curator two-hander, Rework is an inspired meeting of minds, proof that there is life after grinding out long-players. Hansen is a synthesizer fetishist, and Glass's rippling compositions have inspired electronic artists across the pop spectrum. For his part, Glass sees the "battle" between highbrow classical and contemporary electronic music as essentially over. This accessible, très cool compilation collapses modal composition and chillwave; techno and modernist analogue menace." (The Guardian)

"Co-curated by Beck, this two-CD set gathers genre outliers (Tyondai Braxton, Dan Deacon, Amon Tobin) to mutate music by Philip Glass, the composer who has probably impacted rock and pop more than Bach. The highlight is "NYC: 73-78," Beck's own 20-minute mastermix-cum-suite, which moves from piano meditation to synth-pop to Beach Boys-style chorale and back." (Rolling Stone)

Philip Glass: REWORK_ Philip Glass Remixed