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Tag: Jon Hassell

ARP Zebra

ARP is back with a new eleven track instrumental album entitled ‘Zebra’. The moniker of New York based multi-instrumentalist Alexis Georgopoulos, things have been quiet for ARP over the last couple of years. Never one to sit still and keen not to brand himself with any particular style, Georgopoulos continues his aural exploration and like the zebra itself, his latest work sees him revelling in contrast and duality, using a wider spectrum of musical colours than previously. Continue Reading ›

JON HASSELL Listening To Pictures

Avant garde trumpeter and composer Jon Hassell is best known for his collaborations with Brian Eno and David Sylvian. His ‘Fourth World, Volume 1: Possible Musics’ with Eno from 1980 is now considered a landmark in ambient and world music, combining airy electronic treatments on his trumpet with drones and sombre percussive colours often derived from ancient ghatams. Very much a sound painter, Hassell’s new album ‘Listening To Pictures’ introduces his idea of Vertical Listening. Continue Reading ›

A Beginner’s Guide To BRIAN ENO

ENO-minimoog-AKSElectronic innovator and ambient godfather BRIAN ENO’s vast career has crossed genres, styles and instrumentation. Eno’s influence in the studio has been significant, even when not actually behind the desk. So what material would serve as an introduction to his varied career as a recording artist, producer, remixer and collaborative muse? Here are eighteen affectionately chosen examples from The Electricity Club. Continue Reading ›