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by Jon Hassell

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Gatefold 2LP with spot gloss cover and printed inner sleeves. Available on vinyl for the first time. Sleevenotes contain commentary from Hassell and new interviews with some of the other musicians involved, alongside archival images from the period and download card for the full album.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Psychogeography via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Second Edition with alternate off-white cover colour, 68pp perfect bound 5x8” paperback, cover printed on 250gsm recycled paper, body 100gsm recycled natural paper.

    A collection of Jon Hassell’s writing about his own music, a series of dairy-like entries spanning a period of over thirty years.

    Designed by Collin Fletcher and presented as a 5 x 8” perfect bound volume on recycled paper stock throughout.

    “In trying to fully understand anyone, or anything, I’ve always wanted to get a feel for the physical and psychic landscape of the time: what kind of light was in the room or in the forest, what sounds and smells were in the air, what families and friends looked like, whether there were animals and children around, what were they eating, what was funny, what was sexy, what was sad—in other words, the “atmospherics” of a situation.”

    Includes essays and notes about the albums Vernal Equinox, Earthquake Island, Possible Musics, Dream Theory In Malaya, Aka-Dabari-Java, City: Works Of Fiction, Fascinoma, Maarifa Street and Listening To Pictures.
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Aerial View 02:33
Harambe 03:46
Freeway 04:49
Cuba Libre 03:28
Midnight 00:29
Favela 05:55
Emerald City 05:08


Part of a series of three new archival releases from Ndeya that showcase Jon Hassell and group in the late 1980s exploring a radical tangent on his Fourth World sensibility.

Psychogeography (subtitled 'Zones Of Feeling') is a situationist re-thinking of the 1990 City: Works Of Fiction album, a carefully edited sequence of alternate takes,
demos and studio jams put together by Jon Hassell in 2014 using Debordian philosophy as his guide.

This irreverent approach to the music reflects some of the key influences: specifically Public Enemy on the City album itself - Jon professed his love of the hyper-collaged sampledelic barrage of the Bomb Squad’s productions - and also the radical tape splicing that Teo Macero brought to his work with Miles Davis. The resulting sonic stew is a kind of futuristic sci-fi funk with an appropriately melted production aesthetic – instruments and samples jumping to the forefront then disappearing in the manner of the best dub records.

Available on vinyl for the first time, cut across four sides by Stefan Betke aka Pole. Gatefold vinyl edition includes download card and extensive sleevenotes.


released February 17, 2023

JON HASSELL trumpet, keyboards
JEFF RONA keyboards, sampled percussion
ADAM RUDOLPH acoustic and sampled percussion

All compositions written by Jon Hassell, except “Harambe” by Jon Hassell and Adam Rudolph. Jon Hassell published by Warp Publishing on behalf of Nyen Music.

Original source material produced by Jon Hassell and co-produced by Arreguin, Rona, Rudolph, Schwartz and Andronis. Studio recordings from Group IV Studios, Hollywood, June 1989, mixed by Harry Andronis. Sampling and programming by Jeff Rona, with additional sampling by Richard Henderson, Bob Bielecki, Connie Kieltyka and Jean-Philippe Rykiel.

Mastered by Noel Summerville at 3345. Lacquer cut by Stefan Betke at Scape. Designed by Peter Salmon-Lomas. Photos by Zhenya Nesterov. Interviews by Jason Gross.


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Jon Hassell Los Angeles, California

Jon Hassell pioneered a musical ethos he dubbed 'Fourth World', a mixture of traditional Indian Vocal style - which Hassell adapted for the trumpet - and advanced electronic techniques, a style which manifested itself in his seminal first album 'Vernal Equinox'. His career since then has seen many influential solo works as well as collaborations with Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel, amongst others. ... more

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