Julius Eastman

Julius Eastman
Stay On It

Catalog: WE4
Format: LP only
Release: March 4, 2022

In 1973, Stay on It turned the coordinates of avant-garde music on its head. It is minimal, but unashamedly groovy; it is open to improvisation, grants performers all the freedom they could need, but it isn’t jazz and never slips into the non-committal. It is open to theatrical and performative elements, but also to poetic-lyrical ones.

Cut to 1981. Julius Eastman releases The Holy Presence of Joan d‘Arc. Where has the lightness gone? The relationship to pop music? The love for the musicians who have to develop the piece during its performance? It sounds like heavy metal: forceful, dark, urgent, sawing—and then plaintive, heartbreaking.

• Ltd. Edition of 500 Copies
• Available on Vinyl for the first time
• High Quality Remastering

1. Stay On It
2. The Holy Presence Of Joan d’Arc