Dream Theory in Malaya: Fourth World Volume Two

Jon Hassell - Dream Theory in Malaya: Fourth World Volume Two
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Overwhelmingly interesting and extremely variant, Jon Hassell's Dream Theory in Malaya is rescued from the stereotypical new age recipe, thanks to its ever-changing instrumental structure and the use of numerous eccentric instruments that emerge as the album progresses.


i really thought i found my person. i guess in some ways i did, but, as much as they were mine, i was not theirs. what im going through is separate from what they are, we both cared. ive been feeling increasingly alienated from those around me. i can make friends, i can idle chat, but the older i get (and i am only 23!) the harder i find true connections to be.

this has nothing to do with jon hassell, but, as he leaves this world, i feel i lost someone who understands. with that i turn to the ... read more


On Dream Theory In Malaya: Fourth World Volume Two you've got avant-garde trumpeter Jon Hassell, EM wiz Brian Eno, and the spotless engineering of Daniel Lanois to create a rather eclectic LP of percussion, tone, rhythm, and an "ever-changing instrumental structure" that comes off as anything but cliché. Clearly, this type of recording is a rather sophisticated affair first landing in 1981 and subsequently remastered in 2017. The inspiration for this record comes from a 1935 ... read more


I feel levitated.

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Track List

  1. Chor Moiré
  2. Courage
  3. Dream Theory
  4. Datu Bintung at Jelong
  5. Malay
  6. These Times...
  7. Gift of Fire
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Added on: September 10, 2017