ETERNITY OR BUST: A Short Film about Laraaji
Laraaji is a musician, mystic and laughter meditation practitioner based in New York City. He began playing music on the streets in the 1970s, improvising trance-inducing jams on a modified autoharp processed through various electronic effects. Brian Eno saw him playing one night in Washington Square Park and invited him to record an album for his seminal Ambient series (Ambient 3: Day Of Radiance, released 1980). Laraaji has gone on to release a prolific series of album for a wide variety of labels, many of which he recorded himself at home and sold as cassettes during his street performances. In recent years he has been collaborating with a new generation of underground musicians, most notably on the album he recorded for the acclaimed FRKWYS series with Blues Control. This short documentary has been made to coincide with a series of reissues being released on the All Saints label. — All Saints Records
Produced by Chris Hall for Start Productions.
taken from the previously unreleased recording featured on the Laraaji compilation “CELESTIAL MUSIC 1978 – 2011″ (2011, All Saints Records)
taken from the “Laraaji Remixes” 12″ EP released 12 May 2014 on All Saints Records. Features the music of legendary electronic mystic Laraaji re-interpreted by Bee Mask (Spectrum Spools), Ela Orleans (Night People), Sun Araw (Not Not Fun/Drag City) and Motion Sickness Of Time Travel (Digitalis/Boomkat Editions).
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Blues Control – Iron Pigs (from “Valley Tangents”)
Blues Control is a Queens, NY-based improv psych duo featuring Russ Waterhouse (guitar, electronics, tapes) and Lea Cho (keyboards, electronics), both from Watersports. The duo have just released their first Drag City album “Valley Tangents,” the long-awaited full-length follow-up to 2009′s “Local Flavor” (Siltbreeze), and last year’s Laraaji collaboration for FRKWYS.
Blues Control – Love’s A Rondo (from “Valley Tangents”)
Directed by Tara Sinn. Filmed by William Strobeck.
Featuring Tarik Davidson aka Allstar the MTA Mime.
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