watch Laraaji, Arji OceAnanda & Dallas Acid’s “This Much Now” video off collab LP
Cult artist and ambient pioneer Laraaji played Brooklyn’s National Sawdust earlier this year with frequent collaborator Arji OceAnanda and an opening set from Austin synth trio Dallas Acid, and that show led to all three artists making an album together. It’s called Arrive Without Leaving, and the title comes from Laraaji singing “tis a way to arrive without leaving!” as the musicians were departing from the session. The session went on for six hours, and it was later edited down by Dallas Acid, and then mixed by Jeff Zeigler (The War on Drugs, Mary Lattimore, Kurt Vile), who also recorded the session. Laraaji said, “A fine, classic, ambient, symphonic, immersive, listening work of loving performance art. I am blissed to have been one of its co-channels.” Arji added, “There seemed to be an instant and immediate ‘recognition’ of each other’s energies. The resultant flow of ideas and sounds amongst us was effortless and inspired. The entire session felt Blessed & Blissed!” And Dallas Acid added, “It was an out of body experience at times and a journey through new worlds–a very peaceful journey full of surprises. It’s wonderful it was captured so beautifully; a once in a blue moon experience under an actual blue moon.”
We’re premiering the video for “This Much Now” off the album. It features meditative, aquatic footage shot in Sweden (and edited by Christian Havins), which matches the blissful, atmospheric vibe of the song. Watch below. If you like what you hear, you can order the album from Flying Moonlight.
Laraaji and Arji OceAnanda are celebrating the release of the album with a Brooklyn show at Secret Project Robot on Friday (10/19) with Matthew Nichols opening. Tickets are on sale.