|1.||"Rain Forest Music: Floating Rain/Alone, By Myself/Child Is Father Of The Man/Song Of The Birds/Dance In The Meadow/Raindrop Fantasy" (22:03)|
|1.||"Visions During Movement" (20:47)|
Texan JD Emmanuel claims that his music is designed 'to enhance deep meditative, or altered states, to allow the listener to personally connect to the creator of all that exists in the Universe.' Alrighty then JD, just tell us when the spaceship lands! Rain Forest Music was originally released in 1981 but still stands the test of time. This version of the album was the same as the LP, which used local rainfall and birds from the Houston Zoo. Emmanuel utilised Continuous Tape Looping, a technique borrowed from Terry Riley, Robert Fripp and Brian Eno. He apparently used two reel-to-reel tape decks placed about a foot apart and set at different distances to control the loop timing and all the while, adding and fading out new music. He used the Crumar Organ as the only instrument and some different riffs and themes as it developed. Amazing stuff right here and highly recommended for those chasing up some classic ambient works.
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