Kristina Nomeika, Laraaji – The Body/Mind Energizer
Label:Creative Sound Recording
Used Cassette 1987
Tape:VG+ (plays fine)
Sleeve:VG+ (one stain spot, rest of sleeve is clean)
A private cassette tape work left in 1987 by Laraaji, a zither player/multi-instrumentalist who is well known for his meditation and yoga-based works and Brian Eno's "Ambient" series, and who has become well known here in Japan through his recent visits. The A-side features healing music that encourages us to face our bodies, with guidance by Kristina Nomeika, B-side is an instrumental version. The slow, flowing, moiré-like echoes cover and change the music, creating a stunning performance that is beyond comforting and seems to melt away. The volume is perfect, at over 40 minutes on each side. A gem.