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Jon Hassell and Mati Klarwein

Jon Hassell and Mati Klarwein



The recording that August night in 1985: wandering gamelans of sheep bells tinkling in the hills above Deia. Listening to this at the end of 'Open Secret (Paris)' opens up a world of memories and reminds me how much of this record comes out of that atmosphere and that moment.



And the biggest touchstone of all:


Maarifa Street is yours, my brother Mati. I'm still trying to do the soundtrack to your clairvoyant painting and self, always the close-up and the long-shot, the physical and the metaphysical, at once. Hope you like the coda with the sheep bells. Can't listen to it without thinking of the nightly serenade that surrounds you there on the hill.



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