Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop
Metropolitan Suite comes from 1987 and is Larry?s take on New York. The album is made up of nine tracks of which five are taken up with the Metroplitan Suite itself which offers musical sketches of New York through differe... more »
Metropolitan Suite comes from 1987 and is Larry?s take on New York. The album is made up of nine tracks of which five are taken up with the Metroplitan Suite itself which offers musical sketches of New York through different periods in it?s history. As with all the re issues in this re issue series the album has been re mastered for release and contains sleeve notes by Larry Fast.
Larry's Finest Work
J.R. | Colorado | 03/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ah, electronic music! Quite possibly the most misunderstood music form.
That's the problem, isn't it? Today you mention Electronic Music and most everyone assumes that you're talking about techno, trance or any of the other so-called "modern" music forms who's composers employ synthesizers(mostly softwared based) as their main instruments.
The casual music fan hears or reads about Larry Fast being an electronic music pioneer and they probably expect to hear early Tangerine Dream or Jean Michel Jarre(both of whom contributed GREATLY to modern dance music). The reviewer that highlighted the missing "filter sweeps" from Metropolitan Suite proves to me that some listeners have NO CLUE to what Larry was trying to do.
Synergy is NOT dance music, so please don't expect filter sweeps and pleeps, pops and vocoders. Fast's solo Synergy projects have never been about tricks and gimmicks. He's focused, from the very start of his carreer, on creating symphonic simulations using synthesizers. His seminal Electronic Realizations for Rock Orchestra is one of the most important recordings in the history of electronic music.
To classify MS as "80s New Age music" is an insult to Larry Fast and everything he stands for. Larry is one of THE MOST influential artists in the history of modern music and Metropolitan Suite is his magnum opus.
You will reap the recording's full and intended impact if you live in a large city and have an opportunity to listen to the CD on head phones while walking around and viewing the skyscrapers. The genius of Larry Fast will hit you square between the ears!"