Jon Keliehor – The Beginning Of Time
Released 11 October 2016
We’re extremely pleased here at Invisble Inc HQ to be releasing this amazing new album by veteran multi-instrumentalist and ethno-musicologist Jon Keliehor.
Originally from Seattle and musically active since the 1960s Jon started out playing drums and percussion in bands like The Daily Flash and Bodine all the while becoming known as a venerable session and touring musician in his own right. Not many people can claim to have played alongside Jim Morrison AND James Brown….but Jon certainly has.
Moving to London in the ’70s where he lived until the mid ’80s, Jon started composing music for theatre, drama and dance. During this time his own work veered toward the more experimental and it was during this period that two of his “cult” library music albums saw the light of day (East Meets West on Bruton and Avantgarde on Studio G).
Returning to Seattle in the early ’90s Jon joined Gamelan Pacifica where he developed his knowledge of Javanese and Balinese gamelan and for whom he became a primary composer of non-traditional pieces.
In the late ’90s Jon moved to Glasgow with world renowned percussionist (and his then partner) Signy Jakobsdottir and they both became staple members of Gamelan Naga Mas with whom they are still active today.
Here’s what people have said about ‘The Beginning Of Time’
“An epically great album and my most listened to record over summer 2016” (JD Twitch / Optimo)
“A truly timeless and vast 4th World musical vision for an off-world generation. Masterpiece” (House of Traps / Firecracker Recordings / Unthank / Sacred Summits)
“Fantastic LP bringing to mind elements of Tor Lundvall, Jon Hassell and Paulo Modugno. Recommended listen for anyone who enjoys zoning out to natural sound” (12th Isle Transmissions)
Featured in Clone Records (NL) Top 10
Featured in ‘Staff Picks’ at Piccadilly Records (UK)
Featured as Optimo’s ‘Album Of The Month’ in Monorail (UK)
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