Steve Reich - Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint

Steve Reich - Electric Counterpoint III (Fast)

this song means a lot to me, for a number of reasons. it's beautifully composed and peformed, but each little moment is so pretty in its own right. i keep finding this track being used in songs i hadn't even noticed. i think it's even influenced the way i think about writing songs (even if i don't do anything with them).

normally what reich does so well -- using tape loops of each voice to give off interference, both constructive and destructive -- always make an interesting listen, but here the melody and subtle movements of the guitar make there so much more to listen to.

home

colophon