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Performer: Jon Hassell
Title: City: Works Of Fiction
Released: 1992
Country: Europe
Style: Abstract, Future Jazz
Category: Electronic / Jazz
Album rating: 4.8
Votes: 510
Size MP3: 1828 mb
Size FLAC: 1341 mb
Size WMA: 1545 mb
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Complete your Jon Hassell collection. Another incredible otherworldly album by Jon Hassell. Glad to finally have this back in the collection. If you've heard any of his albums then you will know what this sounds like nothing new here (except everything).

Track Listing: CD1 (Original Album remastered): Voiceprint (Blind from the Facts); Pagan; Mombasa; Tikai; In the City of Red Dust; Rain; Ba-Ya D; Warriors; Out of Adedara. CD2 (Live at Wintergarden 17 September 1989): Ituri; Alchemistry; Adedara Rising; Mashujaa; Paradise Now; Nighsky.

City: Works Of Fiction. Jon Hassell - Nightsky 18:38. Jon Hassell - Aerial View 02:33. Jon Hassell - Neon Night (Rain) 05:20. Jon Hassell - Red Rose Empire 05:13. Jon Hassell - Streetfaxx 03:10. Jon Hassell - City Spot 02:03. Jon Hassell - Brigantes 03:44. Jon Hassell - Cityism Superdub 04:34.

BPM Profile City - Works of Fiction. Album starts at 111BPM, ends at 101BPM (-10), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Jon Hassell. Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One).

Several tracks on Jon Hassell's City: Works of Fiction feature dense electronic textures that are more fragmentary and aggressive than his prior work. However, the many polyrhythmic grooves on City are clearly reminiscent of Power Spot and point to the upcoming hip-hop of Dressing for Pleasure. Throughout City, Hassell's unique brand of exoticism prevails as he weaves his processed raga trumpet amidst a dazzling array of digital samples and electronic percussion, electric bass and guitar, and Masai voices from Kenya.

2014 feature on the expanded reissue of City: Works Of Fiction. If the music is good it'll play anywhere": Jon Hassell on his seminal ambient work City: Works of Fiction - The Vinyl Factory. He’s worked with Brian Eno, David Byrne and Karl Heinz Stockhausen, been remixed by 808 State, and samples everything from Massai hunting calls to Public Enemy. It’s safe to say that trumpet player and composer Jon Hassell is not your average ambient musician. The most striking thing about Jon Hassell’s first new album in nine years, is how effortlessly contemporary it sounds. That unhurried, muted trumpet is still pre-eminent, reasserting Hassell as electric Miles Davis’s most imaginative heir. Much here could be mistaken for new work by a producer like Flying Lotus or Oneohtrix Point Never, no mean feat for an 81 year old.

Hassell coined the term "Fourth World" to describe his work on "a unified sound combining features of world ethnic styles with advanced electronic techniques. In addition to nonwestern traditional musics, critics have noted the influence of Miles Davis on Hassell's style, particularly Davis' use of electronics, modal harmony, and understated lyricism. Both on record and during  . City: Works of Fiction (1990). Dressing for Pleasure (1994) (with Bluescreen). Sulla Strada (1995) (with I Magazzini).

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Voiceprint (Blind From The Facts)
Composed By, Edited By [Digital Audio] – Jeff RonaEdited By [Digital Audio] – Jon HassellMixed By – Miles ChristensenRecorded By [Location Recording In Kenya Of Masai Voices] – Bob Bielecki, Connie KieltykaSampler [Additional Sampling - "metadrum"] – Richard Henderson
2 Pagan 6:22
3 Mombasa
Composed By – Adam Rudolph
4 Tikal
Composed By – Gregg Arreguin
5 In The City Of Red Dust 5:37
6 Rain
Electronics [Sequence] – Jean-Philippe Rykiel
7 Ba-Ya D. 6:02
8 Warriors 9:22
9 Out Of Adedara 5:07


  • Artwork By [Art Direction + Design] – Ph. D
  • Bass – Daniel Schwartz
  • Co-producer – Rudolph*, Schwartz*, Arreguin*, Andronis*, Rona*
  • Composed By, Trumpet, Keyboards, Producer – Jon Hassell
  • Edited By [Tape] – Andy Harper
  • Engineer [Second, At Group Iv Studios] – Dann Thompson, George Belle
  • Engineer [Second, At Post Logic Studios] – George Selden, Greg Howard , Tim Malcolm
  • Guitar – Gregg Arreguin
  • Keyboards, Percussion [Sampled], Programmed By [Programming] – Jeff Rona
  • Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
  • Mastered By [Coordination And Cosultation] – Daniel Schwartz
  • Mixed By – Harry Andronis (tracks: 2 to 9)
  • Percussion [Acoustic And Sampled] – Adam Rudolph
  • Photography – Christine Alicino
  • Recorded By – Harry Andronis


Mastered at Precision Lacquer, Hollywood. Recorded at Group IV Studios, Hollywood, June 1989. Mixed at Post Logic Studios, Hollywood, July 1989.

(Blind From The Facts) Metal fatigue is a euphemism. The same vibrations express sympathy or illness depending on their target. At night the broken glass looks like a field of stars. Seen from the towers, the tail lights of a car cruising for prostitutes can spell out short words, like L-U-V.
PAGAN In our search for a way of keeping track of minutes and seconds without tools we discovered music and from then on the other arts chimed in. Harvests improved. We developed new fruits and flowers and invented dessert wines.
MOMBASA They sell orchids in the ladies room. The subway is free. The trains keep rolling all night long. On it they sell fresh orange juice and newspapers. Rice is a dime and it's white. When it rains everything shines like glass. Once in a while the wind blows through this town from the North and sandblasts everything. What's metal shines, what's painted they repaint.
TIKAL At any given time exactly the same number of people will be found to be sleeping there. Sleeping past the alarm is a crime. Doctors make the patients run or weave a specific pattern of lace. Smoking is mandatory in restaurants.
IN THE CITY OF RED DUST Their engravings of God depict him in a hammock. The grandeur of a home usually has to do with the size of its central fountain. Many of their priests are also hairdressers whose pricey creations represent mythological events. Although nudism is the custom, men and women rarely are seen unveiled.
RAIN The wind changes the beat. Water blows around a corner and down the block. It's backed up. Foreign cars with horns in minor keys. Hear the phone wires bang and echo like a cheap cave. The wind is playing with fire.
BA-YA D. I always wondered how they could dig a city like that up. Who buried it in the first place. Don't tell me it just gathered dust for that long. Somebody must have buried it. Maybe they were trying to hide it so their apartments would be vacant when they came back but then they never did.
WARRIORS Bad mothers. Fierce but laid back. Wearing colors you've never seen. Gangbanging without moving. Napping in your face. Sleeping in a car outside your house with the radio on.
OUT OF ADEDARA Their architects were blind women. From these towers rose the hot air balloons of the singers. The baths stretched from the North wall of the city to the South. To enter the women's city from the men's city one had to pass through them, and the same going the other way.

On Rear Artwork: ℗ 1992 & © 2005 All Saints Records under license to Rykodisc.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7599-26153-2 Jon Hassell City: Works Of Fiction ‎(CD, Album) Opal Records, Warner Bros. Records 7599-26153-2 Europe 1990
LANDCD11 Jon Hassell City: Works Of Fiction ‎(CD, Album) Land Records LANDCD11 UK 1990
4-26153, 9 26153-4 Jon Hassell City: Works Of Fiction ‎(Cass, Album) Opal Records, Warner Bros. Records 4-26153, 9 26153-4 US 1990
POCP-1302 Jon Hassell City: Works Of Fiction ‎(CD, Album) All Saints POCP-1302 Japan 1993
7599-26153-1 Jon Hassell City: Works Of Fiction ‎(LP, Album) Opal Records, Warner Bros. Records 7599-26153-1 Germany 1990

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