On The Turntable: Terry Riley's Persian Surgery Dervishes May 17 2017
Terry Riley is easily one of our all-time favorite composers. It's with great excitement that some of his exquisite '70s recordings are made available again on vinyl.
Persian Surgery Dervishes, originally released on Shandar in 1972, is (rightfully so) one of the most sought-after records in his catalogue. This double LP features improvisations for solo electric organ, steeped in North Indian classical tradition, yet coming from a majestic world all Riley's own. Absolutely essential.
"Music is my spiritual path. It's my way of finding out who I am." – Terry Riley