Earlier this year, the fine folks at Superior Viaduct reissued renegade composer Arnold Dreyblatt’s 1986 LP Propellers In Love, a work of intonated minimalism performed with his Orchestra of Excited Strings. Seeing William Tyler perform with Megafaun last weekend at Pickathon put me in a Dreyblatt mood — the band’s 2013 collaboration with the renowned minimalist, Appalachian Excitation, serves as a reminder of the trio’s brilliance. Like that record, the titular “Propellers In Love” hums with a taut, electrical energy. The Wire‘s Mark Smith called Dreyblatt “the most rock & roll of all the composers to emerge from New York’s downtown scene in the 1970s.” “Propellers In Love” buzzes as one of his most treasured and propulsive anthems. words/j woodbury

Arnold Dreyblatt & the Orchestra of Excited Strings :: Propellers In Love

One Response to “Arnold Dreyblatt and The Orchestra Of Excited Strings :: Propellers In Love”

  1. A great musician & a wonderful human being.

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