Reissues don’t come more significant than this. Jon Hassell’s work new and old has been enjoying plentiful appraisal in recent years, with his outlook on Fourth World music finding fresh relevance with a modern crop of artists. While much of his catalogue has been given a fresh lease of life, they’ve been saving one of his most seminal works. Vernal Equinox was originally released in 1978, one of Hassell’s first albums alongside Earthquake Island. It’s essentially the blueprint for outernational music – a heady brew of global signifiers stewing together in one unclassifiable pot marked out only by Hassell’s inimitable trumpet style. From ambient heads to sonic explorers, you won’t want to miss the chance to own this most precious of albums.
Cat. No: NDEYA2LP
Released: 20 Mar 20