Theatre of Eternal Music - various tracks

The Theatre of Eternal Music, aka The Dream Syndicate, was a mid-60s drone music ensemble featuring La Monte Young, John Cale, Angus MacLise, Marian Zazeela, Tony Conrad, Jon Hassell, David Rosenbloom, Terry Riley, Jon Gibson, and Lee Konitz. Much of their music is now available in compilations like this disc, but some of their music never survived past the original, super-limited LP releases. I can't find reliable information about the original LPs, or any track listings, but here I've collected 6 tracks from those super-rare LPs.

For more information, see this lengthy interview with Young and Zazeela.

Part 1
Part 2


At 4:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

High, thanks for "trying" to put up great music, but (again) the rips you post are partly bad or even incomplete. It should not be too much work to just skip through the stuff before you decide to load it up. This way, you leave the work of editing (if possible at all) to those who really want to "listen" to the music.

At 1:11 AM, Blogger knowby said...

Which tracks are you having trouble with? They all play just fine for me.

At 1:54 AM, Blogger marxbert said...

i think anonymous is complaining about a little choppiness in the Bflat Dorian Blues and Pre-Tortoise Dream Music. I wouldn't call these rips "pretty bad" by a long shot...

thank you again for this hard to find music. i've listened to the Raga for Ravi twice now. a bit hard for me to listen to much of two sounds or the poem for furniture...but that's to be expected with this avant-garde material.

i really don't think anonymous has much idea about your intentions for this blog, so i wouldn't pay too much attention to such criticism.

At 11:33 AM, Anonymous op said...

Thanks again knowby. This is great material.

Until "anonymous" let's us know who she/he is, and what he/she has done to "contribute", I would disregard such negative comments.

Take Care,


At 8:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the various LM Young posts. They are invaluable.

If you want more info about tracks on the original releases try the following webpage:


At 2:21 AM, Blogger aa said...



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