Jon Hassell ‎– Dream Theory In Malaya / Fourth World Volume Two

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Dream theory In Malaya is titled after a paper by visionary anthropologist Kilton Stewart, who in 1935 visited a remarkable highland tribe of Malayan aborigines, the Senoi, whose happiness and well-being were linked to their morning custom of family dream-telling, where a child's fearful dream of falling was praised as a gift to learn to fly the next night and where a dream-song or dance was taught to a neighbouring tribe to create a common bond beyond differences of custom. The Semelai are another tribe not far from the Senoi but who live in the largest swamp area of Malaya, A recorded fragment of their joy-filled watersplash rhythm was re-structured and became the the generating force for the composition Malay, as well as providing a thematic guide for the entire recording.

Jon Hassell

Tracklist

Chor Moiré 2:18
Courage 3:28
Dream Theory 5:13
Datu Bintung At Jelong 7:03
Malay 10:10
These Times... 2:52
Gift Of Fire 5:00

Versions (11)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EGM 114 Jon Hassell Dream Theory In Malaya / Fourth World Volume Two(LP, Album) Editions EG EGM 114 US 1981 Sell This Version
EGED 113 Jon Hassell Dream Theory In Malaya (Fourth World Volume Two)(LP, Album) Editions EG EGED 113 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
EGED 13 Jon Hassell Dream Theory In Malaya (Fourth World Volume Two)(LP, Album) Editions EG EGED 13 UK 1981 Sell This Version
28MM0089 Jon Hassell Dream Theory In Malaya / Fourth World Volume 2(LP, Album) Polydor 28MM0089 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
2335 226 Jon Hassell Dream Theory In Malaya / Fourth World Volume 2(LP, Album) Editions EG 2335 226 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
EGDC-4 Jon Hassell Dream Theory In Malaya / Fourth World Volume Two(Cass, Comp, Dou) Editions EG EGDC-4 US 1981 Sell This Version
2335 226 Jon Hassell Dream Theory In Malaya / Fourth World Volume Two(LP, Album) Editions EG 2335 226 France 1981 Sell This Version
VJCP-2506 Jon Hassell Dream Theory In Malaya (Fourth World Volume Two)(CD, Album) Editions EG, Virgin Japan VJCP-2506 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
EEGCD 13 Jon Hassell Dream Theory In Malaya (Fourth World Volume Two)(CD, Album, RE) Editions EG EEGCD 13 UK 1991 Sell This Version
EEGCD 13 Jon Hassell Dream Theory In Malaya (Fourth World Volume Two)(CD, Album) Editions EG EEGCD 13 US Unknown Sell This Version
EEGCD 13 Jon Hassell Dream Theory In Malaya (Fourth World Volume Two)(CD, Album) Editions EG EEGCD 13 US Unknown Sell This Version

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TIM

TIM

July 16, 2010
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Dream Theory In Malaya / Fourth World Volume Two, LP, Album, EGM 114

Pretty experimental album for the time. Glitch styling with plenty of loops on top of each other is very Mille Plateux. Loops are very technish even Carl Craig Domina period. Eastern sounding may put off some listeners as maybe a bit too Middle east sounding but the 2nd side balances it out with some more depth. Overall a pleasent album definitely at home in EG Edition.