Record Label: Leaving Records
Leaving Records presents three reissues of seminal works by new age musician, composer, and laughter meditation workshop leader Laraaji, recorded between 1978 and 1983. This is the first complete reissue of these works.
Lotus Collage 1978 (Tracks #1-2; 59 min.)
Recorded with a freestyle open tuned electric zither and harp. “One of my first home electric zither recordings, recorded live in a Park Slope, Brooklyn living room during my street performer/busker years in the late 1970s.” – Laraaji.
Unicorns in Paradise 1981 (Tracks #3-4; 1 hr, 4 min.)
Recorded with Casiotone MT-70 electric keyboard and an open tuned zither harp. Described as, “Flowing atmospheric improvisation, inspired by trance imagination; an ideal habitat in another dimension of timelessness.”
Connecting with the Inner Healer... 1983 (Tracks #5-10; 1 hr, 28 min.)
Five movements of “Trance Celestial” are from Laraaji’s 1982 self-release Rhythm and Blues. “Connecting with the Inner Healer Through Music” was created as support listening music for a full-day workshop by the same name at South East Spiritual Conferences (SESC) in Greensboro, NC, 1983.