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Craig Leon's Nommos reconstructed and reissued with Visiting

A new version of Craig Leon's Nommos is being released by RVNG Intl, coupled with another of Leon's 1980s synth albums, Visiting. The two albums will be released as Craig Leon's Interplanetary Folk Music Vol 1: Nommos & Visiting, as a double LP. Visiting was released on vinyl and cassette in 1982. The original masters of Nommos were lost, but Leon has re-recorded the album from scratch using his meticulous studio notes from the time. Also included are two essays, one on the Dogon tribe on which the music is based, and another on the genesis of the material.

Leon also plays a number of dates in the US alongside the release. He performs Nommos with the Asheville symphony orchestra on a bill with Blondes, Holly Herndon and Hieroglyphic Being at Asheville Diane Wortham Theatre on 26 April. On 30 April Leon performs with American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), with support from Bill Kouligas at New York's Le Poisson Rouge.

More details via RVNG Intl, and watch a video with the new version of "One Hundred Steps" below. Read an interview with Leon here.