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»Further Fictions« is a double CD anthology that contains the albums »The Living City« and »Psychogeography«, with a disc devoted to each album in book style packaging, and an extensive booklet containing sleevenotes and archival images.
»The Living City« & »Psychogeography« are new archival releases, that showcase Jon Hassell and group in the late 1980s exploring a radical tangent on his Fourth World sensibility. During this period Hassell was inspired by the increasingly innovative production techniques being used in hip-hop, in particular the hyper-collaged sampledelic barrage of the Bomb Squad’s work with Public Enemy, hearing it as a kind of extension of the tape splicing that Teo Macero brought to his work with Miles Davis. He began to incorporate more of this aesthetic into his own music, playing over loops of his own performances and riffing on angular juxtapositions of noise, rhythm and melody. The resulting sonic stew is a kind of futuristic sci-fi funk with an appropriately melted production aesthetic – instruments and samples jumping to the forefront then disappearing in the manner of the best dub records.
The Ndeya label was set up by Jon Hassell in partnership with Warp Records as a home for his music. Now that he is sadly no longer with us, Ndeya is working with Jon’s estate on preserving his legacy going forward, with a number of archival projects underway.