A1: BROWN RICE (5:15); A2: MALKAUNS (14.00).
B1: CHENREZIG (12:50); B2: DEGI-DEGI (7:07).
CATEGORY: FOURTH WORLD | DURATION: 39 MINUTES
The first fully-formed manifesto of fourth world music, a mesmeric and hallucinatory fusion of global styles synthesized from Africa, India and the Middle East, haunted by free-jazz master Cherry’s phenomenal flights of spiritual liberation. Between the opening and closing tracks, both ecstatic blasts of futuristic afro-funk, lie Brown Rice’s two core works – “Malkauns”, a lengthy tambura-drone named after a night raga notably recorded in 1965 by Pandit Ravi Shankar and in 1976 by Cherry’s devotional teacher Pandit Pran Nath (with La Monte Young) – and “Chenrezig”, inspired by traditional Arabic chants.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”