Christopher Bono's experimental contemporary classical project NOUS has collaborated with new age icon and laughter meditation practitioner Laraaji and sound healer / Usui Reiki Master Arji OceAnanda on a new album titled Circle of Celebration. The album's out Friday, November 12 via Our Silent Canvas but you can listen to it now -- a stream of the whole thing premeries in this post.
Nous is a collective that includes Thor Harris (Swans, Shearwater), Greg Fox (ex-Liturgy, Ex Eye), Shahzad Ismaily (Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, Secret Chiefs 3), and Grey McMurray (itsnotyouitsme, Tyondai Braxton) and their five-day improvisational session a Christopher's Dreamland Studios has already yielded three albums, and Circle of Celebration is from the fourth day. "They emerged as these protector beings,” says Christopher of Laraaji and Arji's presence on the session. “Wherever they go, they just bring this amazing sonic light. Arji and Laraaji just lifted us all up, as they always do. It was like cosmic magic.”