I was cycling down the the front tonight listening to E2-E4 and thinking what a perfect piece of music it is for a long ride, or run, or just to bliss out to while you’re working or something. And then I was thinking, previous artists were limited by format, so why aren’t there more hour-long pieces of contemporary/electronic music now? Or do I just not know them?
Lots of minimalism (the classical not the dancey kind) comes to mind:
First got into Steve Reich after finding that the Orb sampled this
It’s not electronic or that contemporary but you could try Sleep’s Dopesmoker, it’s basically the same riff for 63 minutes. It’s a great riff though…
Bunged it on, banged out a whole proposal for a client. Just what I needed, thank you
Cheers, funnily enough I was listening to the Grandfather Paradox while I was doing the washing up last night The Grandfather Paradox | Discogs
Would fully recommend a couple of CFCF albums for this purpose - to be fair they are multiple tracks stitched together but they are definitely designed to be listened to as a whole.
First one channels a Windham Hill vibe:
Second tips the hat to Dreamcast era drum and bass:
glad it worked out x
one more that came to mind - Mike CFCF did a lovely longform piece a few years back I have on a Japanese CD - content warning: pan pipes
The drum and bass version of this album is super good too.
These guys are great. I saw them live in Iceland, their album is a great long listen - although there are separate tracks, it really works listened thru from beginning to end.
This is so WTF I can’t actually process it!
I used this to get me in the right headspace for my half marathon at the weekend. Kind of between a sequenced album and a continuous piece, was just what I needed, with enough emotion and motion to propel me along.
(01:48, thanks for asking)