2022年3月にCantaloupe Musicから2枚組でLP化された、ミニマルミュージックの大家Terry Rileyによる2010年出版作[Autodreamographical Tales]。ジャズ、コンテンポラリー、ミニマル、ロック、ポップス、ブルースにまで踏み込んだ多彩な演奏形態が面白いアルバムであり、更に本人の恍惚な歌唱、スポークン・ワード、ポエトリーまでが登場。コンセプトが"音楽の夢日記"との事ですが、どこかシュルレアリスム的であり、また演劇とも捉えられる不思議な一枚。帯付き美麗パッケージ。
Despite being midway through his seventies, minimalist icon Terry Riley shows no signs of slowing down or satisfying his searching experimental appetite. On Autodreamographical Tales Riley embarks upon a musical dream diary, a project initiated in 1996. The resultant pieces play out chiefly as spoken-word passages given musical accompaniment, with Riley scoring his own strange REM meanderings via an array of MIDI instruments and piano pieces. At various points during the course of the album you might find yourself wondering why none of your dreams are this vivid or quite so extravagantly surreal - or actually, perhaps they are, it's just that unlike most of us Riley has the good sense to transcribe them before they evaporate. While always vivid and engaging the tone varies greatly over the course of the record, from the almost Robert Wyatt-like electronic jazz weirdness of 'See Them Out There' to the beautiful and ornate piano music of 'A Dervesh In The Nursery'. You can plot a course through the record that starts out with knockabout, digitally sequenced surrealism and ends up in more earnest, reflective mood. This gives Autodreamographical Tales a satisfying narrative arc with plenty of balance, making for an album that's by turns funny and melancholic, but always inspires fascination.