Published Jul 14, 2015Experimental new age king Laraaji recently got spiritual with a show at Vancouver's Planetarium, but those who missed out on that performance will soon be able to space out at home with a new set of reissues from the artist. Laraaji's work from 1978 to 1983 will be reissued by Leaving Records in a new set punnily titled All in One Peace.
The box includes cassette reissues of 1978's Lotus Collage, 1981's Unicorns in Paradise and 1983's two-part collection Connecting with the Inner Healer Through Music. All three albums are being reissued for the first time since their initial release.
The albums were initially hand-dubbed by Laraaji himself. "I felt like I was distributing artwork," Laraaji said in a press release. "As a matter of fact, for some of the cassettes I actually did some extra handwork on the label, doing a screen print or magic marker to add some color. So there was a sense of how to be an industry homemade artist direct-to-consumer feeling in the early years. People would ask for cassette tapes of an issue that I had not mass produced. So, now and then I'll run into somebody who has a cassette tape... I'll look at it and say, Oh Wow, hand-made label, J-card, and HEART."
Leaving will release All in One Peace on August 7. The collection can be pre-ordered here, while select tracks from the release are available to stream below.