Following a series of reissues, Laraaji prepares two sets of new music for the All Saints label
Inspired by the renewed interest in his music and new age culture, the Harlem based electronic musician and laughter meditation practitioner Laraaji is set to release some new music this autumn. He has two albums in the pipeline, which follow reissues of 1984's Om Namah Shivaya on Leaving and the new age compilation I Am The Centre Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950–1990 on Light In The Attic. His current music was honed during recent live shows, deep listening sessions and appearances at various festivals such as Unsound and Moogfest.
Recorded with engineer Davey Jewell at Gary's Electric Studio in Brooklyn during August 2016, Laraaji produced nine hours of extended jams, which were then edited and mixed by Carlos Niño of Leaving.
The two releases are Sun Gong, comprised of two drone works exploring processed gong, and the double LP Bring On The Sun. Both will also be available in double disc format.
"Celestial music improvisation flows through my intuitive imagination,” declares Laraaji. “I feel my way through these spontaneous music and song compositions. They are gifts revealed by my undoing the ribbons of no longer essential thinking. As these ribbons fall away the gift of my authentic life, love and creative expression opens bathed through and through by a most timeless inner sunlight.”