On March 30, 2018, Austin’s ambient trio Dallas Acid shared the stage with renowned new age musicians Laraaji and Arji OceAnanda at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, New York.
A mutual fascination with each other’s sound prompted Clint Newsom of Flying Moonlight to put the musicians up at Vibromonk Studios in Williamsburg the very next day, where they embarked on an exhilarating six-hour sonic exploration. The raw material was then taken to be arranged and edited by Dallas Acid, and mixed by Jeff Ziegler (Mary Lattimore, Kurt Vile, The War on Drugs). The meditative process of reducing the hours of material into a 40-minute LP allowed the musicians to select their favorite passages, culminating in a collaborative, inimitable new work that extends a feeling of introspective reflection and joyous transcendence: Arrive Without Leaving.
On Arrive Without Leaving, out this October on vinyl and digital via Flying Moonlight, Dallas Acid, Laraaji, and Arji OceAnanda are equally represented on each selection. Laraaji appears on his signature electric Zither; Arji OceAnanda on viola and flute synths, as well as the Mbira (Kalimba) and soft percussion; Dallas Acid’s Linda Beecroft on the tongue slit drum and gong--which Laraaji named one of his “favorite new instruments”; and Michael Gerner and Christian Havins on Mellotron and an array of Moogs. The album is named after the very last utterance captured during the session: Laraaji singing the phrase “‘tis a way to arrive without leaving?” just as the musicians began to depart.
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