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Artist
Laraaji
ReleaseProduct
Flow Goes The Universe
Label
All Saints Records
Catalogue Number
WAST063DL
Release Date
January 1, 1992
  • Vinyl 2×LP

    $30.49
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    • + WAV / FLAC

    WAST063LP

    • Cut by Stefan Betke (Pole)
    • Gatefold sleeve re-designed by David Coppenhall from his original projection-based designs
    • Liner note interview with Laraaji conducted by Andrew Parks
    • Download card

Instant WAV / FLAC download with all Vinyl purchases.

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To call Laraaji one of history’s key New Age figures somehow feels like an understatement. Working like a picaro of ambient music, seemingly appearing zither in tow where ever there are luminous drones to be unwound and ascendancies to be achieved, alongside the likes the Eno brothers Brian and Roger, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Robert Fripp. Save for the presence of producer Michael Brook, 1992’s Flow Goes The Universe presents one of the occasions where Laraaji went relatively unaccompanied into the world.

Few ambient works come as titanic and conversely granular than the 25-minute piece ‘Being Here’, which could easily provide a litmus test for the uninitiated; Laraaji’s zither seems to expand and contract with an almost rhythmic inhale-exhale, showcasing the composer’s uncanny ability to convey infinite music with a real sense of cosmic alignment — and even a little endearing humour. Meanwhile, the likes of ‘A Cave in England’ and ‘Zither Dance’ provide further essences of Laraaji’s career-sustained characteristics, the former derived from a recording of the titular echoing, flowing space, the latter an exercise in deep, percussive psychedelia, where each hit seems lighter than air.

Flow Goes The Universe is not just a key Laraaji release; it may also be one of the finest ambient works ever created.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Being Here 25:12 Buy
  2. 2 Immersion 2:31 Buy
  3. 3 A Cave In England 12:22 Buy

    A Cave In England

  4. 4 Zither Dance 7:58 Buy
  5. 5 In Continuum 4:27 Buy
  6. 6 Deep Celestial 5:59 Buy

    Deep Celestial

  7. 7 Space Choir 5:06 Buy
  8. 8 Mbira Dance 3:29 Buy

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All Saints Records

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1990s

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Ambient and Modern Classical

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