Laraaji

Booking Info

Territory: Europe
Agent: Mark

 

Biography

Laraaji is a musician, mystic and laughter meditation practitioner based in New York City. He began playing music on the streets in the 1970s, improvising trance-inducing jams on a modified autoharp processed through various electronic effects. Brian Eno saw him playing one night in Washington Square Park and invited him to record an album for his seminal Ambient series (Ambient 3: Day Of Radiance, released 1980). Laraaji went on to release a prolific series of albums for a wide variety of labels, many of which he recorded himself at home and sold as cassettes during his street performances.

In recent years he has had his career celebrated extensively, with two All Saints/Warp retrospectives Celestial Music 1970–2011 and Two Sides of Laraaji – as well as reissues of Ambient 3: Day of Radiance (Glitterbeat) and a lavish 3-cassette project Unicorns in Paradise / Lotus Collage / Connecting with the Inner Healer on Leaving Records/Stones. Throw. He has also collaborated with a new generation of underground musicians such as Sun Araw, their new LP Professional Sunflow (Superior Viaduct) being the fruit of the live shows they played together in 2014.

In September 2017 All Saints will release a stunning pair of LPs of new studio recordings by the celestial music pioneer.

Bring On The Sun is an epic double album that runs the full gamut of ‘Laraaji music’, from blissed-out percussive jams to reflective vocal hymnals to trance-inducing drones. A perfect Laraaji entry-point on his never-ending creative journey through inner light. The record is recorded by Davey Jewell (Peaking Lights/Flaming Lips) and mixed by Carlos Niño (Leaving Records).

This will be preceded by Sun Gong, a major new self-contained work experimenting with gong micro-tonalties processed through various electronic effects. The results are unlike any music he has made before – two side-long long-form pieces that evoke the sound of a shimmering metallic eternal wave.


Tour Dates

08/11/17 Laraaji in Berlin, DE Kiezsalon ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Carlos Niño
10/11/17 Laraaji in Antwerp, BE Het Bos ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Carlos Niño
11/11/17 Laraaji in Eupen, BE Alter Schlachthof ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Carlos Niño
12/11/17 Laraaji in The Hague, NL Rewire ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Carlos Niño
13/11/17 Laraaji in Dublin, IE Sugar Club ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Carlos Niño
16/11/17 Laraaji in Aarhus, DK Tape ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Carlos Niño
18/11/17 Laraaji in Hamburg, DE Kampnagel ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Carlos Niño
19/11/17 Laraaji in London, UK Cafe Oto ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Carlos Nino
21/11/17 Laraaji in Perguia, IT Chiesa di S. Bevignate ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Carlos Niño
22/11/17 Laraaji in Rome, IT La Fine ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Carlos Niño
24/11/17 Laraaji in Torino, IT Magazzini sul Po ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Carlos Niño
25/11/17 Laraaji in Florence, IT Sala Vanni ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Carlos Niño
01/12/17 - 04/12/17 Laraaji in Ponta do Sol, PT Madeira.Dig
07/12/17 Laraaji in Braga, PT GNRation
20/06/18 - 24/06/18 Laraaji in Aulus-Les-Bains, FR CAMP Deep Listening, Meditation & Laughter with Laraaji (5 days of classes & activities)

 

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