Laraaji - Moon Piano LP
Label: All Saints
Release Date: October 9th, 2020
A companion volume to the Sun Piano album, this LP was recorded at the same session in a Brooklyn Church. Whereas the former record lent itself to the more uplifting side of Laraaji's keyboard improvisations, Moon Piano explores the more introspective and minimal pieces captured by Jeff Zeigler (Kurt Vile, The War On Drugs, Mary Lattimore) and edited by Christian Havins (Dallas Acid). Laraaji describes this set of tracks as "Contemplative sound painting, embracing quiet tranquil unfolding of nurturing reflection." Sun Piano has been widely praised as a new phase in the new age icon's career, picked as The Guardian's contemporary album of the month, subject of a major feature in The Washington Post, and the artist's special home-recorded lockdown sessions - broadcast by BBC 6 Music, Resident Advisor and Boiler Room. Moon Piano is the second release in a trilogy which will culminate in an extendedEP of piano/autoharp duets.