LEAVING returns with its second archival installment with the legendary Laraaji with a series of three more cassette tapes and a full-length vinyl record recorded during the 80s, all of which have been previously unreleased or self-distributed in very limited quantities by Laraaji himself.
‘Om Namah Shivaya’ is Laraaji at his peak moment in the 80s flexing his therapeutic versatility using drum machines and stream-of-consciousness vocal mantra to make new-age trance pop.
Of this, Laraaji says – “This original 1984 cassette home recording was inspired by request for personal long play soundtrack to accompany a delivery room child birth in Florida. It was intended to welcome a newborn child with love, ecstatic joy, and high positivism. I used the Casiotone M70 electric keyboard and chat sang wihle in a prepared vision trance. C Major.”
You can listen to Laraaji’s ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ album below;