Pulses (5:03)

Cover of Music For 18 Musicians (Ensemble Modern)

From Music For 18 Musicians (Ensemble Modern)

This is the first section of Steve Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians” from 1976.


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  • Ali-Red

    love the vocals

    11 Aug 2012 Reply
  • FranticFish123

    nope, reece_slim.

    2 Jul 2012 Reply
  • mustardofdoom

    One of my favorite pieces ever. I think it's my most listened to song while studying and while driving.

    3 Mar 2012 Reply
  • tristessa27

    cheese sandwich.

    18 Feb 2012 Reply
  • robbyb0t


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  • DLune


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  • bruno__________


    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • tom_dissonance

    those bass clarinet washes are swoonsome

    14 Jan 2011 Reply
  • arglactable

    @kaziorvb Actually, it's not. Every source I've seen lists both as "Pulses." THat's why it only has 200 listeners on last.fm.

    3 Dec 2010 Reply
  • hewins

    There isn't much out there that compares to Music For 18 Musicians

    27 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Crashnodarfan

    Music for 18 musicians is incredible.

    11 Jan 2010 Reply
  • kaziorvb

    well, actually this song doesn't really appear on the album twice, the other 'Pulses' is often named 'Pulses II' and it's a different track. the first 'Pulses' stands for an intro and the other 'Pulses II' is an outro.

    1 Sep 2009 Reply
  • mustardofdoom

    Absolutely love it.

    29 Apr 2009 Reply
  • KosmischeSynth

    No offense inteded :)

    11 Mar 2009 Reply
  • KosmischeSynth

    MMBKG is going to be an agony aunt/uncle when he grows up

    11 Mar 2009 Reply

    @KosmischeSynth: Music for 18 Musicians. @be_quiet_peter: this piece appears twice on the disc. @LondonLouis: this is just the first and last section, do yourself a favor and check out the whole piece.

    10 Mar 2009 Reply
  • KosmischeSynth

    what is this from? whatever it is, im buying the album.

    27 Feb 2009 Reply
  • be_quiet_peter

    I definitely haven't listened to this track as many times as last.fm now tells me. What the fuck is wrong with this site?

    3 Feb 2009 Reply
  • StuartHaden1

    life enhancing recognition of the continuous dynamic beat of our endless quest for enlightenment and knowledge that we are programmed to keep on searching for with continuous energy and determination to succeed regardless of all obstacles and challenges let us celebrate this magical and ysterious cosmic energy that is sent down to us for the distant past

    25 Jan 2009 Reply
  • LondonLouis

    I am new to all this minimalism. I can listen to this - though I don't know I could stand a whole album along these lines.

    21 Jan 2009 Reply
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