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Ndeya

Jon Hassell – Listening To Pictures

$39.00

Ndeya

Jon Hassell – Listening To Pictures

$39.00

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“First new album in nine years by a musical visionary and hugely influential figure in new music. Forty years since its creation, Jon Hassell's Fourth World aesthetic remains a powerful influence on modern electronic music. Continuing his lifelong exploration of the possibilities of recombination and musical gene-splicing, fragments of performance are sampled, looped, overdubbed and re-arranged into beguiling unexpected shapes. Hassell applies the painterly technique of ‘pentimento’ to the arrangements, teasing out texture by the overlaying of sound upon sound, or a carefully timed reveal of the delicate bones pinning the frame of a track together. – Bandcamp

"Listening to Pictures (Pentimento Volume One), his new album and the first on his Warp sublabel Ndeya, sounds like it has benefited from its extended gestation period. Its eight tracks are teeming with strands of melody and unbound rhythms that have been meticulously constructed into groaning towers of sound. The material fits perfectly into the continuum of Hassell’s entire career and steps beyond the cozy, hypnagogic compositions that made up Last Night. Where that album felt like an extended period of deep, restorative slumber, Listening to Pictures takes us slowly from that state into a stretch of twitchy, eyes-darting REM sleep. Even as many of the tracks on this new album soothe, they are still marked by a flickering, hallucinatory energy, built around stuttering beats that flood the stereo field through which little phrases of trumpet, synth, piano, and violin poke through." - Pitchfork

Item description:        

Artist:

Jon Hassell

Title:

Listening To Pictures

Label:

Ndeya

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album

Pressing:

Europe

Release Date:

08 June 2018

Genre:

Electronic, Jazz

Style:

Ambient, Contemporary Jazz, Leftfield

Catalog No:

NDEYA1LP

Condition:

New