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HEARD, LARRY - SCENERIES NOT SONGS, VOLUME ONE

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Sceneries Not Songs, Volume One
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ML9006
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Vinyl record
DESCRIPTION:
1994 2 x12" House / Ambient LP Repressed - Alleviated Records presents the first-time vinyl reissue of Larry Heard's mid-90's gem ''Sceneries Not Songs, Volume 1''. The album stems from a time when the tempo slowed down and Heard reached a perfect synthesis of jazz influences, deep electronic ambiance and the house sound he was known for. The result is a brilliant album that should cater to both house and R&B heads alike. Now for the first time released as a 2x12

On its initial release in 1994, "Sceneries Not Songs" became deep house legend Larry Heard's first solo album under his given name. At the time, it caused quite a stir on the electronic underground, in part because it saw the Chicago veteran showcase the depth and variety of his musical personality whilst retaining the emotive dreaminess and jazzy inflections that had always been a big part of his work. As this much-needed vinyl reissue proves, it remains a stunning album. Highlights include the sparkling synthesizers, slo-mo grooves and twinkling pianos of "Tahiti Dusk", the classic Heard deep house warmth of "Midnight Movement", the head-nodding trip-hop-goes-ambient jazz flex of "Summertime Breeze" and the luscious beauty of bonus cut "Question of Time".

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a1
Dolphin Dream
a2
Tahiti Dusk
b1
Midnight Movement
b2
Snowcaps
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Summertime Breeze
c2
Winter Winds & Chills
c3
Caribbean Coast
d1
One, Three, Five, Seven, Eight
d2
Question Of Time

Last FM Information on Larry Heard

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Larry Heard is one of the originators and one of the greats of Chicago house music. He emerged publicly in 1985 from the roots of "House Music", with the debut single "Mystery of Love". This domain is where he found an outlet for his musical ideas. Most people who have followed his music think of him as a multi-keyboardist, but a little known fact it that his development was as a drummer and percussionist in local Jazz, Rock, R&B, and Reggae bands dating back to 1977. Larry's younger brothers dubbed him "Loose Fingers", enthralled by his swift hand movement dabbling with synthesizers, guitars, electric bass and doing some "fake" DJ'ing before he learned how to DJ. This name was later modified to Mr. Fingers. Larry likes to refer to his music as "atmospheric" and "passionate", and just one listen to some of his tunes confirms just that. Larry composes lyrics and music of various styles, and always has an ample catalog of material on hand. He has performed production, writing and/or re-mixing tasks for numerous labels including: Capitol, MCA, Mercury, Warner Brothers, Virgin, EMI, Columbia, FFrr, Island, Circa and Relativity, to name a few. Heard's history demonstrates a restlessly adventurous spirit that was instilled early in life, and this spirit continues to drive his work. Larry says that he always receives positive responses when he lets people hear his music, rather than try to describe it. Add to that the fact that Larry has had loyal followers of his projects in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Britain, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland for almost 20 years now, and that's just to name a few places where his creative work and name are widely known and respected. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.


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