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Jon Hassell Details First Album In Nine Years
Christian Eede , April 5th, 2018 15:39

Jon Hassell shares details of his first new album in almost a decade

Jon Hassell will release his first new album in nine years in June.

Entitled Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume 1), the album is preceded by a new track called 'Dreaming', which you can listen to above.

The release of the new album also coincides with the launch of Jon's own label, Ndeya, which will be a home for new work of his as well as well as a number of archival releases, including reissues of older work and records featuring previously unreleased music.

"Most of the world is listening to music in terms of forward flow - based on where the music is 'going' and 'what comes NEXT'," says Hassell of the ideas behind the new record. "But there's another angle: Vertical listening is about listening to 'what's happening NOW' - letting your inner ears scan up and down the sonic spectrum, asking what kind of 'shapes' you're seeing, then noticing how that picture morphs as the music moves through Time."

Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume 1) is out on June 8 and can be pre-ordered here.

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