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Jon Hassell - Fourth World Vol.1: Possible Musics (with Brian Eno) CD (album) cover


Jon Hassell


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.95 | 39 ratings

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4 stars If you like the Peter Gabriel's Passion album, then get this instrumental album! Unlike on Passion, the record here does not really induce mystical & disturbing atmospheres: the record is very terrestrial & African due to the miscellaneous primitive percussions and very aerial & relaxing due to the floating keyboards and the exotic woodwind instruments. It sounds so African that even some titles refer to the mainland. Brian Eno plays the slightly mysterious floating keyboards sounds, and it does not too much sound artificial; Jon Hassell plays the mellow, breezy, experimental & repetitive trumpet sounds in a very African style. The omnipresent basic percussions, played by Nana Vasconcelos among others, make the ensemble to sound like the World Beat style. It will probably need to be listened a few times in order to appreciate the very good parts. This album is quite relaxing.
greenback | 4/5 |


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