Jon Hassell
Dream Theory In Malaya (Fourth World Volume Two) | 2017 Reissue


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“Dream Theory in Malaya: Fourth World Volume Two is an album by Jon Hassell, released in 1981. It is the sequel to his collaboration with Brian Eno, Fourth World Vol. 1: Possible Musics, which was released the previous year. The recording draws influence from the culture of the Senoi people of Malaya.” – Wiki

“Dream theory In Malaya is titled after a paper by visionary anthropologist Kilton Stewart, who in 1935 visited a remarkable highland tribe of Malayan aborigines, the Senoi, whose happiness and well-being were linked to their morning custom of family dream-telling, where a child's fearful dream of falling was praised as a gift to learn to fly the next night and where a dream-song or dance was taught to a neighbouring tribe to create a common bond beyond differences of custom. The Semelai are another tribe not far from the Senoi but who live in the largest swamp area of Malaya, A recorded fragment of their joy-filled watersplash rhythm was re-structured and became the the generating force for the composition Malay, as well as providing a thematic guide for the entire recording.”

Jon Hassell – Linear Notes

The first-ever reissue of Jon Hassell’s “Fourth World” masterpiece – originally released in 1981. Collaborators include Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois (U2, Peter Gabriel) and Michael Brook (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan). Beautifully re-mastered, with a bonus track (“Ordinary Mind”) and liner notes written by Hassell himself.

"Fourth World is a viewpoint out of which evolves guidelines for finding balances between accumulated knowledge and the conditions created by new technologies." - Bandcamp


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Jon Hassell


Dream Theory In Malaya (Fourth World Volume Two)


Glitterbeat ‎


Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180

CD, Album, Reissue



Release Date:

This reissue: 29 Sep 2017 | Original: 1981




Experimental, Ambient

Catalog No:

GBLP 052