Originally released in 1980, Jon Hassell and Brian Eno's collaborative album "Fourth World Music Vol.I: Possible Musics" is a sound document whose ongoing influence seems beyond dispute. Not only is the album a defining moment in the development of what Eno coined as "Ambient Music" but it also facilitated the introduction of Hassell's "Future Primitive" trumpet stylings and visionary "Fourth World" musical theories to the broader public. These vectors continue to enrich contemporary audio culture. Eno's Ambient strategies are now fixed in the DNA of electronic music and the cross-cultural legacy of Hassell's "Fourth World" concept is apparent not only in the marketplace genre "World Music" but also more persuasively in the accelerating number of digitally driven, borderless musical fusions we now experience.
Brian Eno / Jon Hassell: Fourth World: 01 Possible Music
Chemistry Brian Eno / Jon Hassell
Delta Rain Dream Brian Eno / Jon Hassell
Griot (Over Contagious Magic) Brian Eno / Jon Hassell
Ba-Benzélé Brian Eno / Jon Hassell
Rising Thermal 14° 16' N; 32° 28' E Brian Eno / Jon Hassell
Charm (Over Burundi Cloud) Brian Eno / Jon Hassell