Laraaji Bring on the Sun
All Saints Records
Harlem-based, new age musician, mystic and laughter meditation practitioner Laraaji continues his recent rejuvenation with a typically blissful, transcendental and atmospheric album of new ambient meditations. The experimental, contemporary composer has been making music throughout the last four decades, but enjoyed a wider resurgence with All Saints’ 2013 release of his retrospective, Laraaji: Celestial Music 1978 – 2011. Preceded by two gong-driven drone pieces, which was made from the same nine-hour jam session as Bring on the Sun, the new record delves further into the deep, hypnotic and cosmic ambience that has become known simply as ‘Laraaji Music’. His intuitive freeform improvisations float weightlessly and with an ecstatic sense of calm as he creates a mesmerising nebula of other-worldly percussive jams, dream-like hymns, spacey tones, rhythmic autoharp and hazy layers of blissful drone. Spontaneous yet cohesive; intimate yet spun-out, this is some of Laraaji’s finest work. He is finally getting the recognition for being the singular visionary that he is.
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