Reinterpretations of Laraaji tracks by Bee Mask (Spectrum Spools), Ela Orleans (Night People), Sun Araw (Drag City) and Motion Sickness Of Time Travel (Hooker Vision).
Released as a limited edition 12" and download EP on 12 May 2014 (3 June in North America).
These 4 tracks taken from the Greater Lengths All Saints label compilation and remix album. Current producers and artists working in a sympathetic idiom were invited to re-work and re-interpret some of the highlights from the All Saints archive.
Coincides with a 3LP vinyl reissue of Laraaji’s Celestial Music 1978 – 2011 retrospective album, and Laraaji touring Europe with remixer Sun Araw.
Trailer Audio: Laraaji & Audio Active - Tilturn (Sun Araw re-work)
Video by Sally Sibbet for Pulse Films
Laraaji, is a musician, mystic and laughter meditation practitioner based in New York City. He began playing music on the streets in the 1970s, improvising trance-inducing jams on a modified autoharp processed through various electronic effects. Brian Eno saw him playing one night in Washington Square Park and invited him to record an album for his seminal Ambient series (Ambient 3: Day Of Radiance, released 1980). Laraaji went onto release a prolific series of albums for a wide variety of labels, many of which he recorded himself at home and sold as cassettes during his street performances. In recent years he has been collaborating with a new generation of underground musicians, such as the 2011 album he recorded for the acclaimed FRKWYS series with Blues Control (That Healing Feeling). As well as the reissues of his music on All Saints, in the past year he has been included on Light In The Attic compilation I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950 - 1990, and been a live guest of Deerhunter and Jonathan Wilson.
ALSO AVAILABLE BY LARAAJI ON ALL SAINTS:
CELESTIAL MUSIC 1978 - 2011 - career-spanning retrospective
ESSENCE/UNIVERSE - reissue of a rare 1987 drone classic
TWO SIDES OF LARAAJI – beautiful ambient instrumentals vs. heavy sound system spirituals
ALSO AVAILABLE IN REMIX SERIES:
Limited edition 12" vinyl remix EPs dedicated to the music of JON HASSELL, HAROLD BUDD and ROEDELIUS + GREATER LENGTHS – All Saints label compilation featuring original tracks by the likes of Brian Eno, Roedelius and John Cale, alongside re-works by a host of underground artists and producers including James Blackshaw, Peaking Lights, Hieroglyphic Being and patten.