The Lost Jockey ‎– The Lost Jockey
The Lost Jockey ‎– The Lost Jockey

The Lost Jockey ‎– The Lost Jockey

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Label: Les Disques Du Crépuscule ‎– TWI 062
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Belgium
Released: Jul 1982
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Modern Classical, Minimal, Experimental, Avantgarde

Supreme works of British minimalism from The Lost Jockey, an aggregate of musicians active within the realms of modern classical and the avant-garde in the late 80's with compositions led by Andrew Poppy, Orlando Gough and John Barker.  Named after the painting by Belgian surrealist René Magritte, the ensemble unfurl five pieces of timeless, exquisitely constructed pieces of minimalist composition that draw obvious influence and inspiration from the canon of US minimalism pioneered by Steve Reich and Philip Glass years earlier.  Andrew Poppy’s opening ‘Cadenza’ is a blissful cascade of elegant piano notes, whilst John Barker’s ‘Phrase Book’ and Poppy’s final piece ‘Matters Of Thought’ make use of repeated passages and gradual elements of additive / subtractive composition.  Orlando Gough’s full-sided piece ‘Hovering At The Beach’ on the B-side however is the stand-out - an organic array of classical instrumentation that gradually builds to a state of repetitious, like an obvious British relative of Reich’s epic ‘Music For 18 Musicians’.  Not much else to say about music this obviously incredible.. SUBLIME.. (NM/NM - OG Belgian press).

A1 Cadenza 9:35
A2 Phrase Book 8:15
A3 Matters Of Theory 5:37
The Lost Jockey (32:00)
B1 Hoovering The Beach I
B2 Hoovering The Beach II