Om Namah Shivaya / Be Still and Glow

LR100, 101, 102, 103
Laraaji – Om Namah Shivaya / Be Still and Glow – 1980s


*LR100 runtime: 40min, LR101 runtime: 64min, LR102 runtime: 62min, LR103 runtime: 92min
*ORANGE VINYL Om Namah Shivaya 1LP, original jacket design from Laraaji 1984
*BE STILL AND GLOW 3CS Silver-embossed Metallic Mandarine Sleeve, written by Laraaji
*photography and design: Will Pesta

Leaving Records presents its second archival installment with legendary New Age composer Laraaji, all material previously self-released and distributed in ltd. quantities during the 1980s.
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Om Namah Shivaya from 1984 finds Laraaji using drum machines and stream-of-consciousness vocal mantra to make new-age trance pop.

LR100 Laraaji – Om Namah Shivaya 1984, 1LP
“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 wlecome 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.” -Laraaji
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Be Still and Glow collects three long-form titles from the deep and seemingly endless pool of cassette archives from Laraaji Nadabrahmananda during peak productivity years in the 1980s. Curated, remastered, and restored to its utmost listening enjoyment potential by Leaving Records’ Matthew “Matthewdavid” McQueen alongside Laraaji. Initially unearthed and transferred from tape by Douglas McGowan.

LR101 Laraaji – Sun Zither 1&2 1984, CS
“90+ minutes of non-stop sun-drenched Zither Ecstacy”
“A refreshing new sound journey through ecstatic hammered open-tuned zither string board, through jazz-funk rhythms with improvised rubber-tipped mallets, through rattled, stopped Zither. Chaos with wooden chopsticks, through ethereal steel slide string sound exploration to take the classic zither sound way out of the box. An exploratory adventure in sustained open modal tuning, elegant electronics and virtuoso performance mastery” -Laraaji

LR102 Laraaji – Tonings 1&2 1980s, CS
“Tonings 1: Shimmering celestial Zither and OM chant continual deep induction listening for expanded inner-stillness.” -Laraaji
“Tonings 2: OM chimes ladder, Kalimba (African thumb piano), hand chimes, spontaneous laughter release, chant, & chimes distortion (heavy at times towards end.)” -Laraaji

LR103 Laraaji – Celestrana / Deep Chimes Meditation 1980s CS
“Celestrana: Calming, gentle, continual, patient, relaxed-pace solo electric zither feeling. Home cassette recorded 1980’s. Mood of contemplative stillness. Peaceful, introspective listening.”
“Deep Chimes Meditation: Classic, Space, Peace, Zen, Timelessness” -Laraaji







LR110 + LR111
-Will2Change + PLUM

~j~ – Will2Change


*total runtimes: LR110 25min, LR111 7min 55sec
*Refractive Rainbow OCard Tape Sleeve

*PLUM is a self-titled, single-track 7 minutes and 55 seconds long ambient synthesizer exploration from Chaz Bundick. “New Globe” was created using the Dave Smith and Tom Oberheim OB-6 synthesizer, and perhaps more specifically inspired by the still-contemporary New Age music of legendary composer Laraaji. The project was set into motion by a hunch from Leaving’s Matthewdavid to participate in the Modern New Age series.

*~j~ is the solo electronic music works from L.A.’s Joe McMurray (drummer for Mac DeMarco, Walter TV) creating sometimes lo-fi ambient compositions via his iPad, laptop, and whatever other gear may be laying around. The debut self-titled album on Leaving clocks in at 24 minutes, 42 seconds. Special thanks to Alexander Brettin for the motion.


-Sisters Remix EP

Odd Nosdam – Sisters Remix EP (w. Boards of Canada, Teebs)

*EP includes Boards of Canada remix, Teebs drum edit, and the OG Drum edit from Odd Nosdam
*cut LOUD at 45rpm
*ORANGE jacket w. FLUORESCENT TURQUOISE innersleeve design by Odd Nosdam

Kindred spirits Boards of Canada and Teebs make an appearance in dreamy collaboration with Odd Nosdam’s Sisters Remix EP. Throughout, the producers split time between cosmic, slow burning beats and reflective soundscapes littered with intriguing textures and mind-bending samples. Analogue sounds are generous and knowingly manipulated. Gorgeous samples are deployed, sturdy yet emotional. Cymbals explode.

“When the sun finally breaks through on an overcast day, Sisters was very much inspired by that wonderful moment… and the longing for it.”





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Eola – Dang
Vinyl + Cassette + Digital


*art direction from jesse moretti, photography from eola
*immediate download sent to thine email upon purchase
*total runtime: 30mins

Edwin Mathis White (from the band Tonstartssbandht) creates a capella DIY gospel as Eola using loop stations and vocal processing effects pedals recorded to tape. On stage or on tape, Ed’s performance is dang spiritual. Edwin currently lives and grew up in Downtown Orlando, Florida but has spent the past 11 years living mostly in NYC, and sometimes in Montreal & Baltimore. The album Dang drops Sept. 23rd with Leaving Records on Vinyl, Cassette, and Digital. Blessed be.