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Jon Hassell ‎
Vernal Equinox


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 The trumpeter and composer’s 1977 solo debut, reissued on remastered vinyl, retains its uncanny narcotic power and elemental beauty decades on. 

Hassell’s trumpet is at the center of everything, as bent out of recognition as everything else. His elaborate effects chains create speech-like sounds, and his tone often becomes overwhelmed by the sound of his breath. On heavily processed tracks like “Hex” and “Viva Shona,” ping-ponging electronic dots and dashes nearly crowd him out of the mix. However, both “Blues Nile” and the album’s main event—the 21-minute long title track—distill Hassell’s artistry to its most fundamental elements: percussion, drone, and trumpet. He embellishes one or two notes insistently, creating tiny, detuned flutters that evoke a call to prayer for a non-existent religion. The simplicity and intimacy of these compositions is unusual in Hassell’s catalog. - Pitchfork

-clip: initial;">Label: Ndeya ‎– NDEYA2LP

-clip: initial;">Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered

-clip: initial;">Country: Europe

-clip: initial;">Released: 20 Mar 2020

-clip: initial;">Genre: Electronic

-clip: initial;">Style: TribalExperimentalAmbient