Seeing Through Sound (Pentimento Volume Two)

Jon Hassell - Seeing Through Sound (Pentimento Volume Two)
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Based on 6 reviews
2020 Ratings: #318 / 712
User Score
Based on 39 ratings
2020 Ratings: #569
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July 24, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ndeya / Label
Tribal Ambient / Genres
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YouTube Recommendation #29

Jon Hassell seems to be an incredibly interesting individual! If for nothing else, he made this record at 83 years old!

A trumpeter and composer, he's collaborated with the likes of Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno, Farafina and Ry Cooder, contributed to albums like The Seeds of Love by Tears for Fears, Remain in Light by Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel's soundtracks for Birdy and The Last Temptation of Christ and David Sylvian's first 2 records Brilliant Trees and Alchemy: An ... read more
Jon Hassell - Seeing Through Sound (Pentimento Volume Two)

Genre: Tribal Ambient
Country: US

Final Verdict: 55% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 666th / 894

Highlight: Moons of Titan

Made me think of:
Brian Eno
Caetano Veloso
On the sequel to last year’s Listening to Pictures, the octogenarian trumpet player slips into memoirist mode, allowing old tropes from his past to flicker back to life.

Asked about his time playing with Miles Davis, saxophonist Gary Bartz once said of the jazz icon’s many sonic shifts, “Everything around him changed, but he didn’t change.” Trumpeter and composer Jon Hassell, himself a lifelong fan of Miles, has embraced that philosophy. Across a long career that ... read more
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Added on: June 27, 2020