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Before We Forget: The Dawning of the New Age 1950-1994


In the summer of 2013 I made an unlikely discovery: love for New Age music from the private cassette era. This mix draws together some of the best tracks (excluding those that occupied entire sides of tapes) by innovators of the movement, from Laraaji, Iasos, and their progenitor: G.I. Gurdjieff, a spiritual leader from the mid-20th century.

The majority of this music is from 1950-1994 with the exception of one track from 2012 selected in good conscience.

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3 comments on Before We Forget: The Dawning of the New Age 1950-1994

An honour as always, Kamil. This particular comp is a variation on a proper live mix I did using some of the same material + interview clips with the authors that can be heard/downloaded here: until it gets hosted elsewhere. Let me know what you think of it.

Laraaji - Unicorns in Paradise, 1981
Alice Damon - Waterfall Winds, ????
Constance Demby - Om Mani Padme Hum, 1978
Brian Eno & Harold Budd - Steal Away, 1980
Gurdjieff / de Hartmann - The Struggle of the Magicians Part 3, 1950
Iasos - Cloud Prayer, 1979
Coyote Oldman - Thunder Chord, 1990
Larkin - Two Souls Dance, 1984
Michael Mantra - Surge, 1994
Hiroshi Yoshimura - Clouds, 1982
Oren Ambarchi - Salt ft Paul Duncan, 2012
Karl Schaffner & Lothar Grimm - In the Cloud, 1987
Bill Nelson - The Spirit Cannot Fail You, 1987