After so many people telling me just how brilliant this work was, I finally decided to take the plunge and buy it. I can't say I'm exactly happy, but not altogther disappointed either. I'm not so much happy in the fact that I laid down cash to hear this mediocre repetitive meandering, but not disappointed because at least I know what it sounds like now and know to avoid the "Feldman" bin at my local record store.
"Coptic Light" is fairly interesting...but it grows tiresome upon repeated listenings. I could see where it would be intersting live. "Coptic Light" absolutely STOMPS the other two pieces, so that should tell you what I thought about them. While perhaps quasi-interesting live, on disc its like staring at asphalt...which is more boring than watching paint dry...because when paint drys...at least there is minimal action occurring. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of "weird"...I like Takemitsu, Messaien, Schnittke, etc, but this is just like listening to white noise. Its not very dynamic...it kind of oozes. If that's what he was tyring to achieve, then he hit it spot on.
If this flips your switch, that's fine with me, but I could think of a thousand better ways to spend 70 minutes than listening to this CD.