Dolmen Music

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Dolmen Music
Dolmen Music.jpg
Studio album by
Released1981 (1981)
RecordedMarch 1980; January 1981
StudioHometown Studios, New York City; Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg
GenreContemporary classical music
LabelECM New Series
ProducerCollin Walcott, Manfred Eicher
Meredith Monk chronology
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Dolmen Music
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Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA−[2]

Dolmen Music is a 1981 studio album by American composer and vocalist Meredith Monk. Recorded in March 1980 and January 1981, it was released on the ECM New Series label.[3] The recording is Monk's first of 11 recordings with the ECM record label.[4]

DJ Shadow sampled "Dolmen Music" on the track "Midnight in a Perfect World" from Endtroducing..... (1996).[5]

NME named it as the 42nd best album of 1981.[6] In 2017, NPR placed it at number 147 on its list of the "150 Greatest Albums Made by Women".[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Meredith Monk.

1."Gotham Lullaby"4:15
3."The Tale"2:47
5."Dolmen Music: Overture and Men's Conclave/Wa-ohs/Rain/Pine Tree Lullaby/Calls/Conclusion"23:39


Credits adapted from the liner notes.


  1. ^ Breece, Michael G. "Dolmen Music - Meredith Monk". AllMusic. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Meredith Monk". Robert Christgau. Retrieved May 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "ECM discography". Archived from the original on October 28, 2009. Retrieved September 20, 2011.
  4. ^ Woolfe, Zachary (November 28, 2014). "Meredith Monk Celebrates 50 Years of Work". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  5. ^ "The Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s: 20–01". Pitchfork. September 3, 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  6. ^ "Albums And Tracks Of The Year: 1981". NME. October 10, 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  7. ^ "The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women". NPR. July 24, 2017. Retrieved August 1, 2017.

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