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Optimo Music Lines Up Ambient Compilation
Christian Eede , February 28th, 2017 11:48

JD Twitch's label readies compilation comprised of ambient and new age works

Optimo Music will release an ambient and new age compilation compiled by Optimo's JD Twitch and Scottish DJ Fergus Clark this May.

Entitled Miracle Steps – Music From The Fourth World (1983-2017), the compilation takes in music released across over three decades, including contributions from Jon Hassell, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma, Jorge Reyes and more.

The compilation's title is borrowed from a concept created by Jon Hassell which he explored in a 1980 collaboration with Brian Eno. The concept of Fourth Word, he said in 1997, aims "to describe the possibility of music in global terms beyond First World, beyond Third World, beyond High-Tech Art classical, beyond pop".

The record comprises 14 tracks in all and follows on from past reissue works by Optimo Music including Cease & Desist: DIY! Cult Classics From The Post Punk Era, which collected a number of lesser-known post-punk works.

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