Minimalism, Part 4 of 4
La Monte Young is known as the Father of Minimalist Music. Though most people deeply into minimalism have never heard of La Monte. His recordings are numerous, but don't expect to find them at your favorite music store. You can find some of his works on compilation albums, but his original albums sell for hundreds of dollars.
When I first entered the world of minimalism, people in my circle referred to La Monte's music as "Dueling vacuum cleaners", "Angry bees" or "Damn, those are some squeaky breaks." La Monte's stuff is hard to take even for those are well seasoned Minimalist enthusiasts who appreciate what he does.
Mark Twain once said this about Wagner and I'll switch it to the La Monte's music. "La Monte Young's music is really much better than it sounds."
If you dare to have a taste click on the link.La Monte Young