Laraaji — ‘Vision Songs: Volume 1’

Legend has it that the electronica-ambient all-star, Brian Eno — in his self-interested and narcissistic state, was strolling through Washington Square Park, New York, in the late seventies when he found Edward Larry Gordon playing a series of therapeutic and meditation styled harmonies on a zither, so absorbed within his own music that his eyes were closed as if in a trance. Eno then left a note in Gordon’s instrument case, inviting him to his studio to work on what would come to be ‘Ambient 3: Days of Radiance’ and amazingly, Eno for once didn’t eat Gordon up whole whilst exploiting the soul…