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Rob Lundberg Presents “Uncontaminated Sound – The Interviews” EP #47 w/ Afro-Transcendentalist Laraaji

In this second to last installment of Uncontaminated Sound for the year, host Rob Lundberg dives deep with the transcendent and incomparable ambient music legend, Laraaji.

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Rob Lundberg Presents Uncontaminated Sound

Guided by artistic desire and a true lover of artistry in all of its forms, Robert Lundberg has become a highly regarded photographer and filmmaker lauded for his innovative and versatile documentaries covering the worlds of music, comedy, art, and film. After spending his early years in Massachusetts, Lundberg moved to New York City where he more actively pursued a full-time career in art and film. Uniquely focused on seeking out the next big artistic challenge, Lundberg chose to pursue one of his most ambitious projects at the beginning of 2020 when he launched his new documentary series entitled Uncontaminated Sound – The Interviews.

Debuting in February 2020, the series follows comedians, musicians, fine artists, and actors with Lundberg’s primary goal to gain a particular insight into their creative processes which can only be thoroughly deciphered by truly going behind the scenes. With Uncontaminated Sound, Lundberg’s purpose is to offer an intimate look into all of the rarely seen or known “little things” that take place during interviews and other similar social and private interactions with artists and performers. Mainstream features are often heavily and unevenly edited, offering viewers only individual, preferred moments. In contrast, Lundberg is dedicated to delivering to you all of the real, raw, authentic moments that you would never otherwise have the opportunity to experience.

In this second to last installment of Uncontaminated Sound for the year, Lundberg dives deep with the transcendent and incomparable ambient music legend Laraaji. With a 50-year career still very much ongoing, Laraaji recently released his latest musical adventure Circle of Celebration, a collaboration between him and composer Christopher Bono, and the like-minded musician and sound healer Arji OceAnanda. It’s the fourth album and conclusion to the NOUS: A Musical Rite recording sessions that all took place over the course of five days at Dreamland Studio in Hurley, New York, along with producer Kevin McMahon. Circle of Celebration is a transcendent release, one that inspired deep and uplifting contemplation that will move you in ways you didn’t know music was capable of doing.

Laraaji has been a mainstay within the world of ambient music since he crossed paths with the legendary Brian Eno in New York City in the late 1970s. Compelled by Laraaji’s mastery of the zither, Eno invited him to collaborate on his Ambient series, including the brilliant Ambient 3: Day of Radiance, released in 1980. In the 40 years since, Laraaji has become a force in blending the styles and techniques of Eastern society with his own brand of introspective, exhilarating conversation that is distinctively his own.

Laraaji

Of his chat with Laraaji, Lundberg says:

“Famed Afro-Transcendentalist Laraaji holds the power to mould sonic waves that tap into the subconscious of an objective listener. But to get to his level of mastery of musical constructions that transcend the soul, he had to start somewhere. That somewhere was Washington Square park, the time was the ‘70s. A busker trying to make it in the NYC, Laraaji discovered the power of meditation, which then set him on a journey in which found him working with Brian Eno and career spanning over 40 years. We dive deep into the seedlings of his musical career, and then in turn discuss the mysterious powers of sound to heal and levitate a listeners spirit to a higher plan.

Please enjoy this heady and spiritual conversation.”

Lundberg has more interviews to come with acclaimed artists who have agreed to be a part of Uncontaminated Sound – The Interviews in the coming weeks and months. Lundberg has already been bringing you his ongoing series Uncontaminated Sound which takes a look behind the scenes to get a look at performers before they take the stage. The series has featured Macklemore’s Gemini Tour featuring Eric Nally (formerly of Foxy Shazam) and Xperience, Louie Anderson, Sinbad, Ron English, We Are Scientists, Rufus Wainwright and more. Lundberg’s photography has been highlighted in publications such as Huffington Post, Paste Magazine and more.

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