Jon Hassell - Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One)


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Released 8th June 2018

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First new album in nine years by a musical visionary and hugely influential figure in new music.

Forty years since its creation, Jon Hassell's Fourth World aesthetic remains a powerful influence on modern electronic music. Continuing his lifelong exploration of the possibilities of recombination and musical gene-splicing, fragments of performance are sampled, looped, overdubbed and re-arranged into beguiling unexpected shapes. Hassell applies the painterly technique of ‘pentimento’ to the arrangements, teasing out texture by the overlaying of sound upon sound, or a carefully timed reveal of the delicate bones pinning the frame of a track together.


  1. Dreaming
  2. Picnic
  3. Slipstream
  4. Al Kongo Udu
  5. Pastorale Vassant
  6. Manga Scene
  7. Her First Rain
  8. Ndeya

Artist Jon Hassell
Title Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One)
Label Ndeya
Format LP
Release Date 8th June 2018
Cat Number NDEYA1LP