that sounds good so far, Forrest.
i think i'm gonna give The Wolf at the Ruins a listen today, it has been while since playing that one, i think it's much less ambient and more like chinese traditionel folk..
as fas as i remember you said you were aiming for a re-issue of The Wolf.. as well..?
Jim02--Actually, I like to think of Wolf as a transitional album. About half of it was recorded before I started studying the gu zheng, and the zheng is actually only on a handful of pieces. The electronic portions were more influenced by minimalists such as Steve Reich and Terry Riley. I'll eventually reissue Wolf. The original is on an old analog 10-1/2" Reel-to-Reel, and I have not had much luck finding a suitable means for transferring it to digital. The 10-1/2" machine I had purchased off of ebay for the purpose of making the analog transfer arrived DOA.
There is one long (23 minute) piece that was inspired by the otherworldly paintings of Taiwanese folk artist Hung Tung, and that is also a loose tribute to the side-long suites of 70s progressive band Jade Warrior. That sounds great! I really I really love the old Jade Warrior instrumental music. Harry
Harry--Yep, Jade Warrior has always been one of my all-time favorite bands, especially the two-person version that recorded the 4 mid-70s albums for Island Records. IIRC, they used the same engineer (Tom Newman) that Mike Oldfield used on Tubular Bells.
Today, I'm listening to a John Cale compilation (The Island Years) that compiles his 3 albums for Island, plus some bonus tracks. Great stuff, though Paris 1919 is probably still my favorite Cale Album.