The Creation of the Universe

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The Creation of the Universe
Lou Reed Creation of The Universe.jpg
Live album by Lou Reed
Released December 22, 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre Experimental, industrial, ambient, noise
Label Best Seat in the House Productions
Lou Reed chronology
Berlin: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse
The Creation of the Universe

The Creation of the Universe is an album by Lou Reed's Metal Machine Trio. The trio was formed in 2008 with Ulrich Krieger and Sarth Calhoun to play music inspired by Reed's 1975 album Metal Machine Music. The first concerts of the group were on October 2 and 3, 2008, at REDCAT in Los Angeles.[1] The group was named Metal Machine Trio only after these concerts. The concert itself was announced as Lou Reed and Ulrich Krieger: Unclassified.[2] The CD is the unedited live recording of both nights. It is available in a variety of formats from Lou Reed's website including, MP3, FLAC, 2 Disk CD and Deluxe CD. Cover and inlay photos are by Lou Reed.

The music on both CDs is freely improvised and without vocals and song structures. It ranges from dark ambient passages to noise, free rock and electronica.[3]

Track listing[edit]

1. "Night 1" – 54:57
2. "Night 2" – 55:49


  • Lou Reed – guitars, electrics
  • Ulrich Krieger – tenor saxophone, live-electronics
  • Sarth Calhoun – Continuum fingerboard, live processing [4]


  1. ^ Powers, Ann at the Los Angeles Times Music Blog: Lou Reed and Ulrich Krieger: Unclassified at REDCAT.
  2. ^ "Lou Reed and Ulrich Krieger". REDCAT. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  3. ^ The Wire Magazine #304, June 2009. Soundcheck: Lou Reed's Metal Machine Trio. The Creation of the Universe. Page 51.
  4. ^ CD cover of The Creation of the Universe

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