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).
|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
Composed By – Adam Rudolph
Composed By – Gregg Arreguin
|5||In The City Of Red Dust||5:37|
Electronics [Sequence] – Jean-Philippe Rykiel
|9||Out Of Adedara||5:07|
|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|