Boomkat Product Review:
Timely, expanded reissue of Jon Hassell's visionary milestone of 4th world fusion, sci-fi funk and avant-garde electronics, originally released in 1990. The important, original 'City: Works Of Fiction' is now expanded with two bonus discs; 'The Living City', recorded live at Wintergarden 17th September 1989 and mixed by Brian Eno, plus 'Psychogeography: Zones Of Feeling', compiling carefully edited sequence of alternate takes, demos and re-intepretations by the likes of 808 State, Patten, Bass Clef, and No UFOs. It's a serious haul by any standards, documenting an avant garde-informed perspective on the transitory period between hip hop, techno, jazz, dub and electronica, and inspired by fiction, ideas about the urban environment, and the possibilities of new technology. If you've any interest int he lineage of contemporary music between Stockhausen, Can, Eno/Byrne's 'My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts', '90s ambient and the current wave of Oneohtrix Point Never, Sun Araw et al, you really need to check this out!