Laraaji - Flow Goes The Universe
Laraaji is a zither/electronic artist who was discovered by Brian Eno and who released Ambient 3: Day of Radiance on EG in 1980, right as the whole new age/ambient kerfluffle was taking off. The music is very peaceful and functions really well as relaxation music, but it's also a good listen. This is a 1992 release of various concert and studio recordings assembled into a flowing whole. Some guest appearances by Roger Eno and Michael Brook.
"Laraaji started out as a comedian working in Greenwich Village clubs in the ‘70s when one day he impulsively traded in his guitar for a zither and began busking. Brian Eno heard his music and offered to record him. 1992’s Flow Goes The Universe (his second major work) features Laraaji on vocals, zither, mbira, keyboards and percussion. Wondrously atmospheric and involving, he creates panoramas that are shimmering and dreamily effective. Flow Goes The Universe showcases Laraaji's ability to render mysterious environments all the more palpable, free of technological underpinnings. Produced by Michael Brook."