August 9, 2021
With essays and notes on albums including Vernal Equinox, Earthquake Island, Dream Theory In Malaya, and beyond.
Jon Hassell’s writings are being published in a new collection, titled Atmospherics, via Ndeya this October.
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Atmospherics spans over thirty years of diary-like entries and essays across 68 pages, offering insight into Hassell’s own thoughts on his work.
The book’s title comes from Hassell’s own life philosophy:
“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.”
All profits from Atmospherics will be used by his family to help preserve and share his personal archive of — largely unreleased — music.
Pre-order a copy of Atmospherics here in advance of its 1st October publication.