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All Saints

Laraaji – Sun Gong

$39.00

All Saints

Laraaji – Sun Gong

$39.00

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“Sun Gong consists of two extended compositions, “Sun Gong No. 1” and “Sun Gong No. 2.” It is a monotonous drone of wafting cymbals, chimes, and penetrating bass—a mix of dark acoustic and electronic sounds that slowly become brighter. The music’s subdued hum brings to mind Eno as well as contemporary artists like Tim Hecker and Oneohtrix Point Never, except the mood feels divine in an almost undefinable way. It’s minimalistic and trance-like, made for headphone listening and intimate spaces, but in no way does it fade into the background.

Laraaji filters his instrument through various electronic effects, crafting massive waves of metallic sound. Near the eight-minute mark of “Sun Gong No. 1,” the musician pares down his main device, allowing the synths to breathe. Around the 12-minute mark, a celestial chant comes into play, giving a ghostly resonance to the piece. A similar chant arises near the end of “Sun Gong No. 2,” a far more radiant work that transitions Sun Gong to the complimentary Bring on the Sun.” – Pitchfork

Item description:        

Artist:

Laraaji

Title:

Sun Gong

Label:

All Saints

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Clear

Pressing:

UK

Release Date:

8th September 2017

Genre:

Electronic

Style:

Ambient, African, Tribal

Catalog No:

WAST 053LP

Condition:

New