The release comes with liner notes from Brian Eno.
The 1977 album pioneered what Hassell called "Fourth World," which mixed jazz, electronic processing and effects (including his own manipulated trumpeting), ambient, field recordings and world music. It remains one of his best-known albums, and preceded his 1980 collaborative LP with Brian Eno, who writes liner notes for the Vernal Equinox reissue (Hassell contributes some too).
The reissue, which is out on March 20th—the actual Vernal Equinox—will be the second release on Hassell's Ndeya label, following 2018's Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One) album.
Hassell will also release an album of new material this summer.
Watch a trailer for the reissue.
Listen to our RA Exchange interview with Hassell.
01. Toucan Ocean
02. Viva Shona
04. Blues Nile
05. Vernal Equinox
06. Caracas Night September 11, 1975
Ndeya will release Vernal Equinox on March 20th, 2020.