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Tell-tale Pulsations: Laraaji Picks His 13 Favourite Albums
David Stubbs , November 15th, 2017 12:03

From the Faces Of The Christ to the Sounds of Nature, ambient master Laraaji picks the 13 albums that shaped him


Constance Demby - Faces Of The Christ

I love the movement of this - slow, gentle, nurturing, compassionate, the gentle passion, the easy flowing synths. She invented an instrument called the “Space bass”. George Lucas has used her instruments in his soundtrack? Well, I know she lives in Lorraine County, which is quite close to where George Lucas lives. For all I know, they might be neighbours. Is there something about California that’s conducive to making this sort of music? Well, there are a lot of laid-back, very spiritual communities out there - a lot of sunshine, a lot of flowers, and flower power with the hippies - a lot of transitional lifestyles. As opposed to the East which very rushed, all about business, all about getting things done. I know, I live here. Whereas California is much more laid back, about letting things flow. And of course, there is the desert.

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