Laraaji - Sun Piano

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Released 17th July 2020.
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Spiritual keyboard improvisations performed by Laraaji and recorded in a Brooklyn Church by Jeff Zeigler (Kurt Vile, The War On Drugs, Mary Lattimore).

Sun Piano finds Laraaji fulfilling a lifelong ambition to return to his first instrument, learnt whilst growing up in 1950s New Jersey. A departure from his FX-soaked cosmic zither jams, these elegant miniatures nevertheless reveal enough personality and inner light to be clearly identifiable as ‘Laraaji Music’.

This release is the latest step in something of a late career renaissance for the New York City based musician and mystic. He first came to public attention in the late 70s via his entry in the legendary Brian Eno-produced Ambient series of albums, Ambient 3: Day Of Radiance.

In the last few years his music has been re-discovered by a whole new generation of fans via reissues from the likes of the Numero Group, Light In The Attic and Leaving Records; new collaborations with underground musicians Dallas Acid and Sun Araw; a revitalised live presence that has seen him share concert stages worldwide with the likes of Solange and Jonathan Wilson; and a wide amount of media coverage: from discussing his love of orange clothes in Vogue, to demonstrating the benefits of transcendental music on BBC4 or performing a coveted NPR tiny desk concert. This latest musical side step introduces a new chapter to the story of a much-loved cult icon.

The first release in a trilogy tracked at the same session. Look out for companion LP Moon Piano, an extended EP of piano/autoharp duets, and complete piano sessions anthology CD coming soon.

TRACK LISTING

1. Embracing This
2. Hold On To The Vision
3. Flow Joy
4. Shenandoah
5. This Too Shall Pass
6. Sunny Day Horse
7. Elevation
8. Temple Of New Light
9. Moods And Emotions
10. Lifting Me
11. Resonance
12. Embracing Timeless


Artist Laraaji
Title Sun Piano
Label All Saints
Format LP
Release Date 17th July 2020
Cat Number WAST057LP