Boomkat Product Review:
Available in their entirety for the first time since release, a trio of very hard-to-find (read: effectively impossible) meditation aids, recorded and self-released by the legendary Laraaji between 1978 - 1983. L.A.'s Leaving Records play humble host to this bounty of enlightened sonic bliss, presenting each album on the format it was first released in order for a whole new generation of listeners to experience the uninterrupted duration of these cosmic etudes in their original form. Whilst keener observers may know a few tracks from compilations and reissues, hardly anyone has heard them like this, including the lushly free-form open tunings of his 1978 electric zither recording, 'Lotus Collage' made in a Park Slope, Brooklyn living room during his busker years - just prior to his now-mythological "discovery" by Brian Eno; slotting alongside 1981's casio keyboard and zither improvisation, 'Unicorns in Paradise', which is described by the artist as "an ideal habitat in another dimension of timelessness."; whilst 1982's 'Trance Celestial' b/w 'Connecting With The Inner Healer Through Music' (1983) illuminate a surreal inward journey of contrasts between dark and light for more nuanced self-reflection. So for the first time EVER, you now have the chance to ingest this music as was originally intended, OR to submit yourself for an unbroken 3 and a half hour brain massage, both revealing paths to the truth in their own, unique ways.