Arizur

Jon Hassell - Aka / Darbari / Java - Magic Realism Arizur

September 5, 2018
referencing Aka / Darbari / Java - Magic Realism, LP, EGED 31
This is just a curious observation that I want to put up for discussion on this unrivalled and beautiful album. The 'Tracks Empire III' and 'Darbari Extension II' undoubtedly have a very similar basic rhythm. But their overlapping rhythms are strikingly similar in their structure to an Indonesian-Western popular style, namely the - today somewhat dusty - Kroncong! This is all the more interesting because the album is strongly influenced by Indonesian music culture, but I don't believe that this similarity was consciously brought about! ...

Bagpuss70

Jon Hassell - Aka / Darbari / Java - Magic Realism Bagpuss70

January 7, 2020
referencing Aka / Darbari / Java - Magic Realism, LP, EGED 31
I bought a mint old stock copy from burning shed 6 months ago and its an absolutely clean crisp pressing when played through my old Luxman amp. More reissues of his other stuff would be greatly appreciated.
Yuripetusko

Jon Hassell - Aka / Darbari / Java - Magic Realism Yuripetusko

August 22, 2017
referencing Aka / Darbari / Java - Magic Realism, LP, EGED 31
My vinyl version has a terrible pressing quality, I can barely hear it, digital files I have sound 10 times better u nfortunatly
ekimalawe

Jon Hassell - Aka / Darbari / Java - Magic Realism ekimalawe

May 28, 2018
referencing Aka / Darbari / Java - Magic Realism, LP, EGED 31
Does anybody have any issues with other pressings ? My UK pressing is muddy also
feuilleton

Jon Hassell - Aka / Darbari / Java - Magic Realism feuilleton

July 1, 2021
referencing Aka / Darbari / Java - Magic Realism, LP, EGED 31
I'd recommend some of the Paul Schütze albums which are infused with the Fourth World spirit without being overtly imitative, in particular The Rapture Of Metals, Apart and Abysmal Evenings. The Schütze album that's part of the Kevin Martin curated Driftbox, Stateless, features a track entitled "Homage" which is intentionally imitative, an attempt to conjure a Hassell-like atmosphere using keyboards.
saturnfern

Jon Hassell - Aka / Darbari / Java - Magic Realism saturnfern

March 17, 2020
referencing Aka / Darbari / Java - Magic Realism, LP, EGED 31
I would recommend checking out the music of Spencer Clark. His production might be too lo-fi for the uninitiated, but many of his works are clearly derivative of Hassell, such as this installment of "Fourth World Magazine Volume 1":

https://pacificcitysoundvisions.bandcamp.com/album/the-spectacle-of-light-abductions

snobo

Jon Hassell - Aka / Darbari / Java - Magic Realism snobo

May 2, 2019
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Aka / Darbari / Java - Magic Realism, LP, EGED 31
Imho, it's very hard to find anything (album, artist, music) that sounds similar to Jon Hassell in general and this album in particular. Some artists might have followed Jon's way in regards to trumpet processing (Nils Petter Molvær, Arve Henriksen) - but they never opted to approximate the polyrhythmic complexity and otherworldlessness of Hassell's music. Vice versa, you might find somewhat similar polyrhythmic tribal drums around - but it would miss the synth soundscapes and that signature trumpet sound. So any similarity or referencing would be partial and/or subjective.

After such disclaimer, I would name these two recent albums that stroke a flashback in me when I first heard them:
Andrew Pekler - Tristes Tropiques | https://andrewpeklerfaitiche.bandcamp.com/album/tristes-tropiques
and
Jonny Nash / Lindsay Todd - Fauna Mapping | https://islandofthegods.bandcamp.com/album/fauna-mapping

Also, the last track on Eivind Aarset - Dream Logic ("The Beauty Of Decay") channels Jon's trumpet sound without having any wind instrument in it (that's Eivind Aarset's guitar. In fact, as Eivind is a brother in arms of both Arve and Nils-Petter, that's not coincidental).

In regards to Omni Vu Deity - Vuunayatu mentioned by Yuripetusko though, I am struggling to find any similarity between these (very nice) minimalistic, hypnotic, but quite regular synth soundscapes and Hassell's polyrhythmic, wild, unpredictable and revolutionary sound. But thanks for discovery - I was not familiar with the Ishq universe and now am going to explore their catalog :)
Rudloe

Jon Hassell - Aka / Darbari / Java - Magic Realism Rudloe

June 6, 2014
referencing Aka / Darbari / Java - Magic Realism, LP, EGED 31
For me this is the high water mark of the work of Jon Hassell. A tremendous synthesis of Fourth World soundscapes which resonates to this day.