Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Co. - Like A Duck To Water/1974-1976

MMPMC were the world's first all synthesizer ensemble. This was their 2nd & final release, and was originally released in 1976. The music is a unique and extremely enjoyable blend of space electronics (ala Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze), minimal music (Terry Riley, Philip Glass), and contemporary classical & electronics (Gordon Mumma, John Cage). This album showcases a uniquely American slant on synthesizer music by a band whose pioneering contributions to the genre had been forgotten until now. Includes the original album, 20' of previously unheard bonus material, and bonus CDRom material; a QuickTime video of the band in performance in 1976. With David Borden, Steve Drews & Judy Borsher. ''A marvel of pioneering electronica.''-The Wire.
  • LabelCuneiform
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Upon first hearing Mother Mallard I was too enthralled by the spacier sounds of Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze to appreciate it. Now, a dozen or so years later, and after digesting Steve Reich and Philip Glass, this CD is quickly becoming a favorite. Mother Mallard's brand of electronic music is no less mesmerizing than that of the aforementioned kings of kraut, just a little more sober sounding. The 20-minute C-A-G-E Part 2 alone makes this CD a must-have for anyone with an interest in vintage electronics and/or minimalist composition styles.
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