Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street

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4 Last Night The Moon Came 11:18 44.1/16 Album only
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25 years after his highly influential “Power Spot” album, Jon Hassell returns to ECM with his collective Maarifa Street and some spacious Fourth World dub-montage music, his uniquely vocal trumpet sailing forth into mysterious soundscapes. Jon Hassell describes “Last night the moon” as “a continuous piece, almost symphonic, with a cinematic construction” and drifting “clouds made out of many motifs”. Core material is drawn from a session at Studios La Buissonne near Avignon in April 2008, with detail added in Los Angeles in November and December. Live recordings from Courtrais, Belgium and London, as well as a remix of a piece originally created for a Wim Wenders movie, are also integrated into the atmospheric, filmic flow, along with short samples snared throughout 2008.

"Hassell, a fascinating horn stylist who uses electronic treatments to alter his trumpet tones, achieves an otherworldly sound that falls somewhere between Miles Davis and a humpback whale. ¦ He is most revered as a pioneering avatar of contemporary sound works, comparable to (if not as well known as) Brian Eno. Last Night the Moon still finds him exploring ways of allowing space to dominate his music. Instrumental touches “ swaths of electric piano, squiggles of violin “ appear like individual brushstrokes, and the whole work functions like an abstract canvas, compelling because of its unpredictability." - Steve Futterman, The New Yorker