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Craig Leon releases first new music in 40 years and shares video

Anthology Of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol 2: The Canon is released in May on RVNG Intl

Craig Leon will release his first album of brand new material in nearly four decades this May. Anthology Of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol 2: The Canon has the American composer and one-time Blondie and Suicide producer return to New York label RVNG.

The Canon continues on from the concepts found in Nommos (Takoma, 1981) and Visiting (Arbitor, 1982), acting as “building blocks for morality and philosophy intended as means for inner exploration,” as Leon puts it. The music of those albums was previously compiled as the RVNG collection Anthology Of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol 1 back in 2014. On the following year Leon released the electronic classical album Bach To Moog for Sony Classical.

On the new album he's joined once again by Nommos/Visiting collaborator and partner Cassell Webb on vocals and album production.

Watch the video for “Standing Crosswise In The Square”.

They’ll be touring throughout 2019 and 2020 with an expanded ensemble featuring musicians who work with Dogon and Mediterranean musical traditions.

Craig Leon’s Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol 2: The Canon is released on May 10 in LP, CD, and digital formats.