The issuing of Tony Conrad's archival recordings was a gift from Heaven. Everybody'd heard about the bold avantgarde in the New York sixties, within or without LaMonte Young's Dream Syndicate, but few had actually heard the recordings. This instalment is the best. Why? Because (a) it offers the best mesmerising drones (b) it offers some "real" music too, and (c) it contains collaborations between John Cale, the minimalist visionary of The Velvet Underground fame, with his fellow (ex-)band members Sterling Morrison and Angus Maclise. So, this is a must-have for everyone who's remotely interested in either minimal music or the Velvet Underground.