Remembering the trumpeter/theorist/ethnomusicologist/visionary
As a way to honor one of the most extraordinary musicians, we assembled interviews of a group of musicians/collaborators that Hassell worked with from the start to the end of his career, an essay about his Fourth World concept, an early essay from
Hassell himself about Fourth World and some related links to interviews we did with him.
The Velvet's forgotten avatar by Mike Jinji Sunya Wood
"Angus MacLise, in his art, music, and spiritual life, sought the universal, the essence, the primal. Often his music was no more elaborate than the Woodpecker’s sound, using drone, percussion, chant, spontaneous guitars, or guests in his lessons. His
lessons were probably meant more for himself and his friends than for a wider audience. While some of his music could be heard on bootlegs and soundtracks during his short life, most of his music was recorded on tapes, made inside and outside of wherever
he was living. He joined in loose informal jams with a very early Velvet Underground."