Although primarliy known for dreamy zither work, New York composer Laraaji began his musical journey as a pianist. For his lastest series of recordings, he has returned to his native instrument. Sun Piano is the first in a planned trilogy of piano explorations, and one couldn’t envision a more enjoyable album. Sun Piano connects Laraaji with Erik Satie and Harold Budd, as well as his mentor Brian Eno. The whole of Sun Piano is gorgeous, of course, but we find favor with “Resonance,” a gentle, lulling song that revels in its simplicity.
Purchase Laraaji Sun Piano: All Saints Records