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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


Iasos - Bora Bora

He lives in California, in the San Francisco Bay area and he uses massive amounts of equipment when tours. His synthesizer sounds were very inspiring to me. He also appeared playing electric flute on an album his friend Stephen Halpern in the 70s, Christening for Listening - that really opened my imagination to “New Age” music - that can flow, without end or beginning, that floating, drifting, immersive quality.

There’s a real Polynesian sound to “Bora Bora” and the synth that he uses is very alive, animated, uplifting, lifting beyond the earth dimension, almost like having a conversation with the human spirit, encouraging us to rise, to celebrate, to transcend. It’s very therapeutic. He himself is a great teacher - he’s constantly spouting wisdom.

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