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Dream Theory In Malaysia: Fourth World Volume Two - Jon Hassell

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Dream Theory in Malaya is titled after a paper by visionary anthropologist, Kilton Stewart, who in 1935 visited a remarkable highland tribe of Malaysian aborigines, the Senoi, whose happiness and well-being were linked to their morning custom of family dream-telling—where a child's fearful dream of falling was praised as a gift to learn to fly the next night and where a dream-song or dance was taught to a neighboring tribe to create a common bond beyond differences of custom. The Semelai are another tribe not far from the Senoi but who live in the largest swamp area of Malaysia. A recorded fragment of their joy-filled water splash rhythm was restructured and became the generating force for the composition, Malay, as well as providing a thematic guide for the entire recording.

-Jon Hassell

Track Listings:
    Chor Moiré – 2:21
    Courage – 3:38
    Dream Theory – 5:15
    Datu Bintung at Jelong – 7:05
    Malay – 10:12
    These Times... – 2:53
    Gift of Fire – 5:01
Total Time: 36:25
Artist Name(s):
Jon Hassell, Brian Eno, Michael Brook, Miguel Frasconi, Walter De Maria, Paul Fitzgerald, Andrew Timar,
Jon Hassell
Release Year: 1981
Ambient, Drone, Experimental
Album Type:
Cassette, Compact Disc, Digital / Download, LP 33 1/3
Cover & Packge Design:
Mati Klarwein, Jimmy de Sana, Paula Greif
Studio Name:
Grant Avenue Studio
Mastering: Jon Hassell
Engineer(s): Daniel Lanois Greg Roberts
Label / Publishing
Label Name:
EG Editions
Catalog Number(s):
EGM 114
Ontario, CN
Editions / Reissues
  1. EGM 114
  2. 2335 226
  3. EG/EEGCD-13
  4. Plan 9/Caroline 1537
  5. Plan 9/Caroline 1571
  6. Editions EG 13
  7. EG 13
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