This record, recorded in 1983, has captivated listeners around the world in the past few years. The small number of copies remaining from the original vinyl pressing have sold for as much as $200, to vinyl enthusiasts and collectors in Alaska, Barcelona, Moscow, Glasgow, Singapore, Tokyo, Canada, Italian hill towns, Stuttgart, Paris, etc.
Recently re-mastered and reissued by Incidental Music in Portland, Oregon, Gallery of Air is now available to download right here ->.
The newly remastered vinyl reissue edition of Gallery of Air is available for order directly through Incidental Music and can be found at other fine retailers."
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One can hear the years Chernicoff spent working with dancers. This is stately and elegant music. The cross-rhythms invite dancing, as instrumental lines swell and diminish in tidal fashion.
Gallery of Air has its own peculiar soft shine, something like cave light.
New Age Journal
Gallery of Air is highly cerebral, decidedly non-mainstream, yet totally accessible. The effects of Chernicoff’s varied impulses are striking, for those who enjoy seeking out new sounds.
Gallery of Air 1984
Originally released as a 5.1 surround sound CD, October won the top prize - ‘Best Made for Surround Title’ - at the third annual Surround Music Awards (SMAs), beating even the Rolling Stones' Four Flicks.
Best Made for Surround Title is awarded to the most outstanding recording created from its inception with surround sound technology in mind. The previous year’s winner in this category was Steely Dan’s ‘Everything Must Go.’
The winners were announced at a star-studded event that took place Hollywood, CA. The award was presented to Larry by rock legend Peter Frampton, in a ceremony that also honored surround releases by the Rolling Stones, Herbie Hancock, Beck, Peter Frampton, and other artists representing wide range of styles.
This project would not have been possible without the engineering and mixing talents of collaborator Paul Antonell at Clubhouse Studio in Rhinebeck, NY, and surround guru and sound designer Rich Tozzoli.
"You sit, you listen, and eventually you think: how did he ever come up with that? October left me with a sense that I had just listened to something truly new and distinct...a glorious experience…a musical fusion of global interest. I'll dig October for the rest of my life, thanks."
"Larry Chernicoff, if I can say this, is a silent whirlwind. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. Solid, intelligent, and almost entirely without capacity for stagnation, the guy is a creative force. Catch Larry's music, really. It's new. I'm serious. Larry's work is light, but substantial, and the music floats." - The Artful Mind"
These meditative tracks were created using sampled instrument sounds and a recording of the huge wind chimes outside a little apartment we rented in mid-coast Maine.
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