Moondog (Remastered) Moondog

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Label: Caribou

Genre: Classical

Artist: Moondog

Composer: Louis Hardin

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  • 1Theme 02:35
  • 2Stamping Ground 02:36
  • 3Symphonique #3 (Ode to Venus) 05:51
  • 4Symphonique #6 (Good For Goodie) 02:45
  • 5Minisym #1 05:45
  • 6Lament I, "Bird's Lament" 01:42
  • 7Witch of Endor 06:29
  • 8Symphonique #1 (Portrait of a Monarch) 02:36
  • Total Runtime30:19

Info for Moondog (Remastered)

Moondog's debut release, originally on the Prestige label, came out in 1956, long after he'd become a legendary New York City street performer. The blind Kansas native showcases his talent for the minimal and avant-garde here, with compositions driven by percussion and Japanese-inspired melodies, complimented by street sounds, recitations, and animal noises. Bizarre even for today's standards, it's a wonder this was released over a half-century ago.


Produced by James William Guercio

Digitally remastered

Louis Thomas Hardin
Born May 26, 1916 in Marysville, Kansas; died September 8, 1999 in Münster, Germany. Moondog wrote all his music in braille having lost his sight in an accident involving a dynamite cap at the age of 17.

Revered pioneer on the avant-garde/minimalist scene, usually within the jazz realm. His revolutionary attitude towards composition and melody was lauded by such eminent contemporaries as Philip Glass and Steve Reich, while his style and attitude drew comparisons to Harry Partch. His influence can be seen in the music of Stereolab and Moonshake among many others.

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