Presenting Angus MacLise’s “Tunnel Music #1” from “New York Electronic, 1965”


The late Angus MacLise’s list of accomplishments is impressive indeed: composer, poet, member of La Monte Young’s Theater of Eternal Music, original drummer of the Velvet Underground. Geeta Dayal’s review of a 2011 exhibit of his work, DREAMWEAPON: The Art and Life of Angus MacLise 1938–1979, contains good overview of his work as a writer and visual artist. And labels like Sub Rosa, Siltbreeze, and Table of the Elements have released collections of his music: haunting, sometimes ecstatic work that’s less ahead of its time than outside of it entirely.

We’re pleased to present one composition below, titled “Tunnel Music #1” from a new collection to be released on Sub Rosa on June 10th: New York Electronic, 1965.

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