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Selections from the Symphonies


Download links and information about Selections from the Symphonies by Glenn Branca. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to New Age, Rock, World Music, Classical genres. It contains 7 tracks with total duration of 01:13:42 minutes.

Artist: Glenn Branca
Release date: 1996
Genre: New Age, Rock, World Music, Classical
Tracks: 7
Duration: 01:13:42
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No. Title Length
1. Symphony #2: 2nd Movement (Excerpt) 9:22
2. Symphony #3: 2nd Movement (Excerpt) 17:22
3. Symphony #5: 4th Movement 7:43
4. Symphony #6: 4th Movement 4:37
5. Symphony #6: 5th Movement 12:00
6. Symphony #8: 1st Movement (Excerpt) 8:06
7. Symphony #10: 2nd Movement 14:32



This compilation album offers excerpts from Glenn Branca's second, third, fifth, sixth, eighth, and tenth symphonies. The tracks have been selected among Branca's loudest and noisiest works, representing his best writing for walls of electric guitars. The hardcore fan will not find anything new (all the material is already available), but the newcomer is offered a chance to enter Branca's world and then work his way through the complete symphonies. Heavy fabrics of distorted sound unfold through anguishing moods ranging from the almost relaxed atmosphere of "Symphony #2 2nd Movement" to a terrible degree of oppression and suffocation in "Symphony #3 2nd movement" and the apocalyptic "Symphony #10 2nd movement." Drums are heavy, almost tribal and sometimes reminiscent of Magma. For someone who would like to enter the post-apocalyptic world of an avant-rock composer who's been a major influence on bands like Sonic Youth, this disc is the perfect compendium. ~ François Couture, Rovi