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Jon Hassell / Brian Eno - Fourth World Vol. 1 Possible Musics album download
Performer: Jon Hassell
Title: Fourth World Vol. 1 Possible Musics
Country: UK
Genre: Electronic
Style:Ambient, Experimental
Released: 1987
MP3 album szie: 1556 mb
FLAC album size: 1182 mb

Fourth world music" is a musical aesthetic described by Hassell as "a unified sound combining features of world ethnic styles with advanced electronic techniques. Upon its release, the album received praise from a variety of critics.

Jon Hassell, Brian Eno. Лицензиар. UMG (от лица компании "EMI"); UMPI, UBEM, UMPG Publishing, LatinAutor - UMPG, LatinAutor" и другие авторские общества (4). Композиция. Jon Hassell, Brian Eno. UMG (от лица компании "EMI"); UMPG Publishing, UMPI, ASCAP, CMRRA" и другие авторские общества (5).

Brian Eno, Jon Hassell. UMG (от лица компании "EMI"); CMRRA, UMPG Publishing, LatinAutor, UMPI, ASCAP, BMI - Broadcast Music In. и другие авторские общества (2). UMG (от лица компании "EMI"); ASCAP, CMRRA, UMPG Publishing, BMI - Broadcast Music In. LatinAutor, UMPI" и другие авторские общества (3).

Matrix, Runout: INDIGO CD 99274-2 AE65068-01 manufactured by optimal madia GmbH. Mastering SID Code: ifpi L574. Mould SID Code: IFPI 9723.

Producer – Brian Eno, Jon Hassell. Written-By – Brian Eno (tracks: A1, A2, A5), Jon Hassell. Matrix, Runout (Side A - Etched): EGS-107-A HuB PV. 919 A (crossed out).

Largely thought of merely as a mostly stillborn offshoot of Brian Eno's larger ambient music series, the Fourth World series of albums, in collaboration with trumpeter Jon Hassell, is actually an entirely separate beast. Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics starts off from the same basic idea as Hassell's previous solo albums, like Earthquake Island and Vernal Equinox: a blend of avant-garde composition, jazz soloing, and African and Middle Eastern rhythmic forms

This album was my introduction to Jon Hassell's weirdly cool music. Back in the late seventies and early eighties, Tufts University's radio station, WMFO, had the greatest weekly prog show ever, Mental Notes. It was on this show, that I used to tape, and play over and over again, that Mental Mike played this entire album one night. On this album, Hassell has pared down the rhythm into eerie loops of sounds, much of them derived from his treated trumpet playing. And with the help of Brian Eno, his signature sound was born. On possible musics, I often picture Eno as an enormous wall of raspberry jam that every sound and instrument needs to pierce through. It covers them in this gooey substance making everything seem in unison, although some of the music here quite frequently acts altogether skewed and sonically challenging - like outbursts from an alien planet put into notes.

Brian Eno & Jon Hassell. Brian Eno & Jon Hassell. 3. Griot (Over 'Contagious Magic'). 5. Rising Thermal 14 16' N; 32 28' E.

Originally released in 1980, Jon Hassell and Brian Eno’s collaborative album Fourth World Music Vo. : 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

Jon Hassell & Brian Eno Fourth World Vol. 1 - Possible Musics. Brian Eno/Jon Hassell Chemistry. Brian Eno, Jon Hassell Fourth World Vol. 1: Possible Musics Full Album (. (play). Jon Hassell Charm (over 'Burundi Cloud').

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Chemistry
Bass – Percy JonesGhatam – Ayibe Dieng*, Nana Vasconcelos*Trumpet – Jon Hassell
2 Delta Rain Dream
Congas [Low] – Ayibe Dieng*, Nana Vasconcelos*Guitar [Background Cloud] – Brian EnoTrumpet, Synthesizer [Prophet 5 Touches] – Jon Hassell
3 Griot (Over "Contagious Magic")
Bass – Michael BrookElectronics – Paul FitzgeraldHandclaps – Andrew Timar, Gordon Philips, Tina PearsonTrumpet – Jon Hassell
4 Ba-benzélé
Bass – Jerome HarrisCongas – Nana Vasconcelos*Synthesizer [Prophet 5 "starlight" Background] – Brian EnoTrumpet – Jon Hassell
5 Rising Thermal 14° 16' N; 32° 28' E
Synthesizer [Prophet - High Altitude] – Brian EnoTrumpet, Loops ["aluar"] – Jon Hassell
6 Charm (Over "Burundi Cloud")
Congas – Ayibe Dieng*Ghatam, Drums [Loop] – Nana Vasconcelos*Synthesizer [Rare Minimoog], Effects [Treatments] – Brian EnoTrumpet, Loops [Arp] – Jon Hassell

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – E.G. Records Ltd.
  • Marketed By – Virgin
  • Glass Mastered At – Nimbus
  • Recorded At – Celestial Sound Studios, New York, NY
  • Mixed At – Celestial Sound Studios, New York, NY
  • Recorded At – Art Gallery Of Ontario
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound


  • Composed By – Brian Eno (tracks: 1, 2, 5), Jon Hassell
  • Design – Cream
  • Engineer – Michael Jay
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Pete Sobol*
  • Mastered By – Greg Calbi
  • Photography By [Photo Of Brian Eno] – Roberta Bayley
  • Photography By [Photo Of Jon Hassell] – William Coupon
  • Producer – Brian Eno, Jon Hassell


Recorded and mixed (except for Griot) at Celestial Sounds, New York. Griot was recorded in concert January 25, 1980, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.
Cover Photo: South of Khartoum in the Republic of the Sudan, this LANDSAT photo covers part of the White Nile, courtesy NASA.

Track 5 contains recordings of 'Night Creatures of Altamira'.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 012985 400725
  • Matrix / Runout: EEGCD 7 MASTERED BY NIMBUS

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
EGED 7 Jon Hassell / Brian Eno Jon Hassell / Brian Eno - Fourth World Vol. 1 - Possible Musics ‎(LP, Album) Editions EG, Polydor EGED 7 UK 1980
2335 207 Jon Hassell / Brian Eno Jon Hassell / Brian Eno - Fourth World Vol. 1 - Possible Musics ‎(LP, Album) Polydor, EG 2335 207 France 1980
MPF 1322 Jon Hassell / Brian Eno Jon Hassell / Brian Eno - Fourth World Vol. 1 - Possible Musics ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Editions EG, Polydor, EG MPF 1322 Japan 1980
VJD-5009 Jon Hassell / Brian Eno Jon Hassell / Brian Eno - Fourth World Vol. 1 Possible Musics ‎(CD, Album, RE) Editions EG, Virgin Japan VJD-5009 Japan 1989
EEGCD 7 Jon Hassell, Brian Eno Jon Hassell, Brian Eno - Fourth World Vol.1 Possible Musics ‎(CD, Album, RP) Editions EG EEGCD 7 US Unknown