Progrography

Jon Hassell
Puh-puh-purveyor of "trumpetronics" (my word) whose horn-playing had a Middle Eastern, mournful sound not soon forgotten. Jon Hassell played with Talking Heads on their landmark Remain In Light elpee and recorded two albums with Brian Eno (Possible Musics, Dream Theory). I've heard those plus Magic Realism, saw him in concert too, and the experience is always the same: dream-like, a mixture of real and unreal, and then the sameness makes me sleepy. I've had the same reaction to Robert Fripp's cerebral work, the cultivating of an Om I'm not at home with. Still, everyone should own at least one Jon Hassell album, if only to widen their understanding of music's potentialities.

Date ALBUMS / Singles
1977 VERNAL EQUINOX
1979 EARTHQUAKE ISLAND
1980 April FOURTH WORLD VOLUME 1: POSSIBLE MUSICS
1981 DREAM THEORY IN MALAYA (FOURTH WORLD VOLUME TWO)
1983 MAGIC REALISM: AKA/DARBARI/JAVA
1986 POWER SPOT
1987 THE SURGEON OF THE NIGHTSKY RESTORES DEAD THINGS BY THE POWER OF SOUND
1987 MYTHS 3: LA NOUVELLE SERENITE
1989 FLASH OF THE SPIRIT
1990 CITY: WORKS OF FICTION
1990 Voiceprint (Blind From The Facts)
1994 April 12 DRESSING FOR PLEASURE
1994 PERSONALS (EP)
1995 SULLA STRADA
1999 June 22 FASCINOMA
2005 May 17 MAARIFA STREET
2009 February 10 LAST NIGHT THE MOON CAME DROPPING ITS CLOTHES IN THE STREET

SEE ALSO...
Hassle-Free Discography
Peter Gabriel: Passion
Talking Heads: Remain In Light

 

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