Dressing The Air is the brainchild of the London-based artist Paul Schütze.

In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

Dressing The Air is a unique open resource that aims to enrich creative thinking by encouraging a multi-sensory approach. A constantly evolving archive and creative news feed, Dressing The Air monitors and reports on a diverse range of art-forms from cinema to sculpture, painting to furniture design, land-art to perfumery.

Jon Hassell - City - Works Of Fiction - 3 Disc expanded version on All Saints.
All Saints Records

06/06/14

Jon Hassell - City - Works Of Fiction - 3 Disc expanded version on All Saints.

One of the truly unique instrumental voices of the last half century, Jon Hassell has redefined the trumpet as a compositional sound. His explorations of oblique phrasing, post-drupad melodic structures and kaleidoscopic rhythmic geometry, coalesced into a micro-genre of intense, almost poisonous beauty. From the earliest works he managed to fuse folkloric musical aesthetics with the sort of cutting edge, digital manipulations which fatally beguiled lesser composers. The results were rarely less than breathtaking. City - Works Of fiction marked a turning point in which the bejeweled spirit landscapes of Mati Klarwein were replaced by a hybrid extropolis of urban ethnographies sampling (literally) a dozen contemporary genres and warping them dizzyingly to his will. This release combines the original recording, a later performance mixed live by Brian Eno and a selection of remixes by various luminaries. The perfect place to start reviewing a remarkable, genuinely seminal body of work.