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Edward Larry Gordon: Celestial Vibrations (Spirit Music, 1978), 6/10
Laraaji: Day Of Radiance (EG Records, 1980), 5/10 with Brian Eno
Edward Larry Gordon: Celestial Realms (Spirit Music, 1986), 6/10
Laraaji: Essence/ Universe (Audion, 1987), 6.5/10
Laraaji: Sun Zither (Laraaji, 1984)
Laraaji: Flow Goes The Universe (Gyroscope, 1992), 6.5/10
Laraaji: The Way Out Is The Way In (Gyroscope, 1995) * with Audio Active
Laraaji: My Orangeness (Vel, 2001) *

New York's African-American musician Laraaji (Edward Larry Gordon), originally a standup comedian, performed trance/cosmic music with mystical overtones for amplified zither on the two 24-minute suites of Celestial Vibrations (1978): All Pervading and Bethelehem. This was a case of "free-jazz meets ambient music", although in a rather naive and chaotic way. All Pervading has a sparkling cascading quality that catapults it into a higher dimension, but Bethelehem is childish and disposable.

Discovered by Brian Eno when he was still playing for fun in the streets, Laraaji was able to market Day Of Radiance (1980) as ambient music. In reality The Dance #1 is an essay of ferocious minimalist patterns a` la Steve Reich. The Dance #2 is slightly gentler, Chinese-sounding with a little more variation, but still a very percussive piece. The 19-minute Meditation #1 is the closest thing to ambient music: a delicate filigree of tones that floats like a feather in a sunny sky, attaining the transcendental quality of an angelic choir, and eventually fades away. Meditation #2 is even slower and more subdued, almost sinister in the way it does not coalesce in a coherent flow despite a sudden and brief surge.

Celestial Realms (1986) and Essence/ Universe (1987) are perhaps more profound albums, notably the oneiric 30-minute Universe, a swarm of slowly revolving celestial nebulae.

Sun Zither contains more zither solos.

The 25-minute suite Being Here, off Flow Goes The Universe (1992), is perhaps his most virtuoso concerto, a slow and elegant metamorphosis during which the zither's floating timbres evoke other instruments of the orchestra, interact with each other, emanate each other, are swallowed into each other and, generally, continuously reinvent themselves while maintaining the overall shape of a cosmic nebula. Space Choir and In Continuum are facile new-age music (the latter simulates a synthesizer, the latter a didjeridoo). The 12-minute A Cave In England is simply a humble commentary to the field recording of water falling into the cave. Zither Dance returns to the minimalist patterns of his beginnings. Laughing In Tongues a jovial cabarettish song that seems to hark to folk music.

Laraaji also released several self-produced cassettes.

Il newyorkese Laraaji (Edward Larry Gordon) esegue musica da trance mistica per cetra amplificata, che Brian Eno tentò di vendere come una branca della musica ambientale.

Celestial Realms e Celestial Vibrations sono le prove più sublimi nella sua vena per meditazione. Day Of Radiance è l'album che lo accomunò alla scuola di Eno, e Essence/ Universe ne continua il concetto. Sun Zither contiene assoli allo strumento.

La suite Being Here, su Flow Goes The Universe, è soprattutto un pretesto per giocare con i timbri dell'amplificazione, trasforma la cetra in arpa o dulcimer. Sullo stesso album Zither Dance e Laughing In Tongues segnalano anche una variante più giocosa della sua arte.

Laraaji è anche titolare di una serie di cassette di musica vocale.

The title of My Orangeness (Vel, 2001) relates to his ondness for wearing orange.

Celestial Reiki (2000) and Celestial Reiki II (2004) were collaborations with Jonathan Goldman.

Frkwys Vol. 8 (2011) was an 88-minute collaboration with Blues Control.

The double-disc Celestial Music (2013), Connecting With the Inner Healer Through Music (2015), Be Still and Glow (2016), and Om Namah Shivaya (2016) are compilations. Sun Transformations (2018) contains remixes.

Unicorns in Paradise (2015) collects music performed in 1981 with an electric keyboard and an open-tuned zither harp. Sun Gong (2017) turned to gongs and chimes. Bring on the Sun (2017) is one of his most varied collections, with compositions in a number of different styles.

Various collaborations are documented on Arrive Without Leaving (2018), The Onrush of Eternity (2019) and Dreams of Sleep and Wakes of Sound (2019).

Sun Piano (2020) was his first album of piano solos.

Segue To Infinity (2023) compiles Celestial Vibrations (1978), i.e. All Pervading and Bethelehem, and six side-long improvisations recorded in the 1970s and rediscovered by accident: Ocean (24:18), Koto (21:45), Kalimba (18:19), with its frantic minimalism, Segue To Infinity (21:34), a duet with jazz flutist Richard Cooper, Kalimba 2 (22:47), a physical tour de force, and Kalimba 4 (22:51).

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