Above the Earth
The sixth solo album by American composer Bill Laswell, recorded in the holy region of Banaras, India in 1997, now finally available on vinyl for the first time…
Part sacred, spoken word, part meditative soundscape, City Of Light is an extension of ideas Bill Laswell has explored throughout his career. His strong interest in Eastern music and religion resulted in this 1997 collaboration with Janet Rienstra. Surrounding the texts is some of the most compelling music Laswell has produced, featuring Trilok Gurtu on tablas, Coil (Peter Christopherson & John Balance) on electronics, sound collages by Tetsu Inoue and vocals provided by Lori Carson.
Limited edition of 500 copies, pressed on "Indian green" vinyl.