Laraaji returns to his first instrument on his latest album Sun Piano, consisting of 12 spiritual keyboard improvisations that were performed and recorded in Brooklyn Church. This album offers a holistic, ambient listening experience that is an acquired taste, but makes for fascinating listening nevertheless.
While this release requires a clarity of mind and openness to be enjoyed fully, once this has been acquired it is an enjoyable experience. One might require multiple listenings to fully appreciate the subtleties and nuances of this ambient sound world, and more brightening tonal colours wouldn’t go amiss. Despite this, it is an enjoyable and unique experience that reveals a new side to Laraaji’s extensive artistry.