Sun Gong and Bring On The Sun, taken from the same recording sessions, will be out in September via All Saints.
The albums, coming through All Saints, were both created with material recorded during nine hours of jamming. Sun Gong is made up of two side-long drone pieces that explore "the microtonal possibilities of a hammered gong processed through various electronic effects." Arriving a couple weeks after that is Bring On The Sun, a double-vinyl release that we're told sees Laraaji presenting a wider range of sounds.
Both LPs will be packed together as a two-CD set as well. They were edited and mixed by Carlos Niño, a prolific producer with similar inclinations towards new age and freeform music. He'll tour Europe with Laraaji in November.
Laraaji, who has been releasing music for some four decades (his first major record was the Brian Eno-produced Ambient 3 (Day Of Radiance) LP, from 1980), has a longtime connection with All Saints, and the London label has helped to champion his work since the early '90s.
Preview Bring On The Sun's opening track, "Introspection."
A Sun Gong No.1
B Sun Gong No.2
Bring On The Sun
02. Harmonica Drone
06. Reborn In Virginia
07. Open The Gift
08. Ocean Flow Zither
All Saints will release Sun Gong and Bring On The Sun in September 2017.
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