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.
Forrest writes:QuoteThere 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.