Edward Larry Gordon ‎– Celestial Vibration

Label:
SWN ‎– SWN 52824
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:
Released:
Genre:
Style:

Tracklist

A Bethlehem 24:38
B All Pervading 24:18

Notes

This is Laraaji's debut on a small label from Portland,Maine.

Recommendations

Reviews

Add Review

music_emporium

music_emporium

November 29, 2012
Universal Sound is releasing the first album by the Eno-produced ambient artist Laraaji. ‘Celestial Vibrations’ is a cosmic journey sounding unlike anything else when it was first released in 1978. Edward Larry Gordon (Laraaji)’s album was first issued in New York as a private-pressing record with only very minimal distribution. This album, known to very few people, has been unavailable now for over thirty years.

Laraaji’s distinctive use of the harp-like open-stringed zither and kalimba (African thumb piano) creates a hypnotic trance like musical landscape. ‘Celestial Vibrations’ was created before the concept of the ‘ambient’ artist existed and after the release of this album Laraaji soon came to the attention of another musical pioneer, Brian Eno.

The album is reissued in CD mini box edition with postcards and limited edition deluxe heavyweight gatefold vinyl.