I’m so happy to be joined by ambient pioneer, LARAAJI. We take a trip through his vast musical history, beginning with his early musical influences to changing his career path from architecture or engineering to music, to his discovery of the zither in a pawn shop. Even then, his path to music was not a straight one. In fact, it began in comedy at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem. Through performing in parks around NYC, he came into contact with Brian Eno. Actually, Eno approached LARAAJI about recording together.
He has a new collaboration with Christopher Bono called Nous. It’s a very exciting variation of ambient music that stretches the boundaries of the genre. And it all grew from using free association and a musical key in the studio. Check out LARAAJI and NOUS on Our Silent Canvas Records. Follow LARAAJI on social media. I’m pretty sure he’s the only one. Follow us @PerformanceAnx. Rate & review the podcast. And help support it through ko-fi.com/performanceanxiety or performanceanx.threadless.com. So sit back, relax, and enjoy some reflection and contemplation with LARAAJI on Performance Anxiety on the Pantheon Podcast Network.