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Zoltan Jeney ‘OM’

Zoltan Jeney ‘OM’
for two electric organs (1979)
Hungaroton 1986

side a: OM (part 1)
side b: OM (part 2)

high quality cover scans here

alright friends, here it is, ripped from my original LP. one of the holy grail albums from alan licht’s best of minimalism lists. zoltan jeney is using a sinclair ZX spectrum computer sequencer to control a RSF kobol synthesizer. and andras wilheim is playing a hammond 100 organ with a leslie speaker. this is about as relentless as minimalism gets! the closest comparison would be to philip glass’ very early works for farfisa organs, etc which are challenging but trance inducing listens. this record is way more dissonant and haunting than most anything else in the canon. enjoy this rare slice of minimalism from hungary!

  1. RTC on July 9th, 2011

    Oh boy – this sounds like fun!

    Thanks GTD! Downloading right now…

  2. practical life on July 9th, 2011

    oh shit!! thank you! been looking for this forever,

  3. continuo on July 10th, 2011

    Hungaroton rules!

  4. Snufkin on July 11th, 2011

    Oh Gods YESS!! Thank you so very, very much!

  5. greenriver on July 12th, 2011

    thanks a lot! i’ve been wanting to hear this one for ages.

  6. nigel on July 14th, 2011

    Damn, first the Eno BBC sessions and now this!!! Thank you so much for your wonderful posts.

    The Wind Harp was a great discovery for me, too. What a haunting sound…

  7. øשlqæda on July 17th, 2011

    thx as usual, greg :)