Jon Hassell - Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One)
In the wake of many contemporary electronic artists and DJs citing the 'Fourth World' concept as influential, Jon Hassell returns forty years since its creation with his first new album in almost a decade to rightly take his place as the sound's originator.
Having started off his musical career studying under Karlheinz Stockhausen and producing his earliest recordings in collaboration with La Monte Young and Terry Riley, fold into that his groundbreaking ambient recordings with Brian Eno, and it goes without saying Jon Hassell is one of the most important artists of his generation. The album's first single Dreaming perfectly sets the tone with his trumpet notes morphing themselves like liquid around the free rotation rhythms, harvesting an equinox of dream theory jazz.
Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One) launches his new imprint Ndeya, a platform set up by Jon to explore the outer reaches of his Fourth World sound and also to act as a vehicle that will venture far beyond its borders.