Shri Camel

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Shri Camel
Studio album by Terry Riley
Released 1978 - 1980
Genre Experimental music
Western classical music
Minimalist music
Electronic music
Length 43:36
Label CBS Masterworks
Producer Terry Riley
Terry Riley chronology
Descending Moonshine Dervishes Shri Camel
Terry Riley: Cadenza on the Night Plain
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Shri Camel is an album by experimental music and classical minimalism pioneer Terry Riley. Riley began composing the work in 1975 on commission from West Germany's Radio Bremen, and performed an early version of the work in Bremen in May 1976. The following year Riley recorded a different version of the piece, separated into four suites, at CBS Studios in San Francisco as the final part of a three album deal with CBS; however, CBS did not release the recording until 1978-1980.

For the studio recording, Riley performed the work solo on a modified Yamaha YC-45D combo organ tuned in just intonation and augmented with studio digital delay.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Anthem of the Trinity – 9:25
  2. Celestial Valley - 11:32
  3. Across the Lake of the Ancient World - 7:26
  4. Desert of Ice - 15:13