Dolmen Music

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Dolmen Music
Dolmen Music.jpg
Studio album by Meredith Monk
Released 1981
Recorded March 1980 and January 1981
Genre Contemporary classical music
Length 46:20
Label ECM New Series
Producer Collin Walcott and Manfred Eicher
Meredith Monk chronology
Songs from the Hill/Tablet
(1979)
Dolmen Music
(1981)
Turtle Dreams
(1983)

Dolmen Music is an album by American composer and vocalist Meredith Monk recorded in 1980-81 and released on the ECM New Series label.[1] The recording is Monk's first of 11 recordings with the ECM record label.[2]

Hip hop artist DJ Shadow sampled "Dolmen Music" on the track "Midnight in a Perfect World" from the Endtroducing..... album in 1995.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Robert Christgau A- [4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Meredith Monk
  1. "Gotham Lullaby" - 4:15
  2. "Travelling" - 6:15
  3. "The Tale" - 2:47
  4. "Biography" - 9:24
  5. "Dolmen Music: Overture and Men's Conclave/Wa-ohs/Rain/Pine Tree Lullaby/Calls/Conclusion" - 23:39
    • Recorded at Hometown Studios in New York City in March 1980 (track 5), and at Tonstudio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, West Germany in January 1981 (tracks 1-4)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ECM discography accessed September 20, 2011
  2. ^ Woolfe, Zachary (2014-11-28). "Meredith Monk Celebrates 50 Years of Work". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  3. ^ "The Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s: 20–01". Pitchfork Media. September 3, 2010. Retrieved July 17, 2016. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Meredith Monk". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 14 May 2013.