laraaji - essence / universe

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ok all of you crystal rainbow lovers.....
i need your help in ushering in the 'newer age'
the first step you need to take is to download this beautiful cloudy zither drone drift bliss dream wisp of sonic incense by laraaji entitled 'essence / universe'.
that'll get you started on 'the way'.


Salvador Saca (Mr. Xolotl), Tuesday, 10 August 2004 15:31 (eighteen years ago) link

Oh yeah?

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 21:39 (eighteen years ago) link

three years pass...

I don't know about that, but is the rest of Ambient 3 as good as "Dance #1"?

I picked up an EG Records sampler today called First Edition, which has some other great stuff on it, including a few early Eno rarities and a kickin' afrobeat song by Edikanfo called "Nka Bom". But "Dance #1" is the standout. It's short, around 2 minutes, and it sounds like a hammer dulcimer treated by Eno, developing into a drone that fades away long before it can wear out its welcome.

Z S, Friday, 21 September 2007 21:55 (fifteen years ago) link

side 1 has three dances. side 2 has the ocean drones. it's beautiful, shouldn't be out of print.

I heard one other Laraaji record, and missed the Eno processing, but I don't think I've heard 'Essence / Universe'.

Milton Parker, Friday, 21 September 2007 23:03 (fifteen years ago) link

four years pass...

My buddy gave me his download code for the Blues Control / Laraaji collab but I can't get it to work :(

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 19 June 2012 16:24 (ten years ago) link

i like this record!

69, Tuesday, 19 June 2012 17:30 (ten years ago) link

o i was talking baout ambient 3. not sure about the other ones

am0n, Tuesday, 19 June 2012 17:38 (ten years ago) link

essence/universe, the blues control split, and ambient 3 are all so tight

69, Tuesday, 19 June 2012 17:41 (ten years ago) link

seven months pass...

My buddy gave me his download code for the Blues Control / Laraaji collab but I can't get it to work :(

― Trip Maker, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:24 AM (7 months ago) Bookmark

this thing - incl the looooooong bonus tracks not available on the LP -- is on spotify. "somebody scream" is worth all 35 min if you are so inclined.

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Friday, 8 February 2013 06:30 (nine years ago) link


the late great, Friday, 8 February 2013 19:28 (nine years ago) link

it is awesome

Ballboy to Afghanistan (LocalGarda), Friday, 8 February 2013 20:53 (nine years ago) link

I don't know about that, but is the rest of Ambient 3 as good as "Dance #1"?

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Friday, 8 February 2013 20:56 (nine years ago) link

nine months pass...

all praises be to the invisible infinite wealth which is now currently composing us and our experience. may we unfold as the alignment with this vibration, perfect presence of divine being, of most harmonious presence. may our appreciation for the infinite creator expand and receive greater depth in our personal unfoldment, and may we be released from the need to complete or perfect any person, place or thing, and free enough to be involved and enjoying the already eternal completion and perfection. with all praises be to this one within this one for this oneness as we are eternally this united channel of the infinite presence of our most beloved spirit soul.

the late great, Sunday, 24 November 2013 18:53 (nine years ago) link

Laraaji OTM

Tim F, Sunday, 24 November 2013 21:11 (nine years ago) link

Finally hearing this thanks to the new reissue. Very nice, like side two of Ambient 3 but for an entire hour long album.

Heard 'Celestial Vibration' recently, and... well, thats like side one of Ambient 3, but for an entire album. A lot more hypnotic when he uses pulses / dances, I got really caught up in this one

His tracks on 'Music For Films III' were always my favorites on a solid album. Want to hear the comp of his earlier cassettes / more electronic music.

Milton Parker, Sunday, 24 November 2013 21:31 (nine years ago) link

This is a great album also:

Tim F, Monday, 25 November 2013 00:03 (nine years ago) link

yeah thats the first disc on this new reissue

and there is also this reissue, talked about both of them on the new age thread

the late great, Monday, 25 November 2013 00:18 (nine years ago) link

Maybe this is why large amounts of unsold stock of the previous reissue of Flow Goes The Universe turned up in secondhand stores around Melbourne recently (which is why I have it).

Tim F, Monday, 25 November 2013 00:29 (nine years ago) link

Has the frkwys release with Blues Control been mentioned? It's really good.

sweat pea (La Lechera), Monday, 25 November 2013 00:36 (nine years ago) link

Celestial Music is like blowing me away on first listen, hadn't heard of him before today, thank u ilm

een, Monday, 25 November 2013 05:25 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

@dark_shark: Laraaji's 3-tape box set, All In One Peace, will be released on August 7 #BrianEno #Ambient3

Naive Teen Idol, Thursday, 16 July 2015 03:43 (seven years ago) link

very excited for this

wondering whether it's the a-side or b-side of "unicorns in paradise" i am familiar with

the late great, Thursday, 16 July 2015 03:50 (seven years ago) link

beginning of this thread is a great llol

soyrev, Thursday, 16 July 2015 04:30 (seven years ago) link

eight months pass...

Listening to Flow Goes the Universe on Spotify (via Two Sides) -- really enjoying it. Agree w Milton that it's like the second side of Day of Radiance, which was always my favorite anyway. Lots of swimmy shimmer effects, probably a consequence of Eno having passed the production torch for this stuff to Michael Brook who really had taken to those techniques around that time (late 80s/early 90s).

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 8 April 2016 14:21 (six years ago) link

seven months pass...

be still and touch this everlasting sense of presence

though she denies it to the press, (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 26 November 2016 02:07 (six years ago) link

eleven months pass...

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:42 (five years ago) link

thanking u

the late great, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:28 (five years ago) link

Unicorns In Paradise is my fav Laraaj at the moment. Perfect tones and melodies

brimstead, Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:02 (five years ago) link

me too

definitely his peak

the late great, Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:10 (five years ago) link

posts that haunt your thoughts

when I went to buy a CD from Laraaji after his Big Ears laughter workshop, he seemed unexpectedly angry

― welltris (crüt), Friday, August 28, 2015 7:38 AM (two years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

brimstead, Thursday, 9 November 2017 01:56 (five years ago) link

five years pass...

Ask us about how we got a hold of a sizeable stack of never before seen Laraaji photos along with 3 previously unheard acetates from the Celestial Vibrations recording sessions. This is a pretty massive discovery for new age and general music heads alike.

The definitive collection of Laraaji’s earliest works, Segue To Infinity compiles his 1978 debut Celestial Vibration and six additional side-long studio sessions from previously unknown acetates from the same period. A lengthy essay by Living Colour’s Vernon Reid chronicles the origins of Edward “Flash” Gordon, illustrated with dozens of previously unpublished photographs that capture this beautiful and elusive young artist. Full of discovery and wonderment, Segue To Infinity is a miraculous chronicle of new age’s most fabled artist

i'm sure i'm not the only one who got this eyebrow-raising email today

the late great, Friday, 18 November 2022 18:05 (two weeks ago) link

Three of those side-long sessions are on Spotify now as "Ocean." As shimmeringly gorgeous as you'd expect.

J. Sam, Friday, 18 November 2022 18:13 (two weeks ago) link

oh nice!! thanks for the hot tip. for whatever reason i never grabbed the soul jazz reissue of “celestial vibration” on lp, so am pretty interested in this

the late great, Friday, 18 November 2022 19:07 (two weeks ago) link

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