The unearthly lead instrument at the start is a trumpet, alchemically transformed beyond recognition by maverick avant-garde composer JON HASSELL and producer BRIAN ENO. It's hard to convey how revolutionary this music sounded when it was released in 1980. The album kicked off a projected series called "Fourth World" music — a fusion of Third World ethnic sources and sophisticated electronics. Hassell pronounced the genre "classical by structure, popular by textural appeal, global-minded."
On this transmission of Hearts of Space, we track the evolution of the Fourth-World vision to a new generation, on a program called POSSIBLE MUSICS. Artists include STEVE ROACH, VIR UNIS, AMIR BAGHIRI and BRANNAN LANE, BIFF JOHNSON, APERUS and ALPHA WAVE MOVEMENT.