Jon Hassell – Dream Theory (1981)

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From the album DREAM THEORY IN MALAYA Fourth World Music Volume Two (1981). DREAM THEORY IN MALAYA is titled after a paper by visionary anthropologist Kilton Stewart, who in 1935 visited a remarkable highland tribe of Malayan aboriginies, 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 differeneces of custom. The Semelai are another tribe not far from the Senoi but who live in the largest swamp area of Malaya. A recorded fragment of their joy-filled watersplash rhythm was re-structured and became the generating force for the composition Malay, as well as providing a thematic guide for the entire recording.



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