Two years after Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume 1), American legend Jon Hassell announced the release of a new album. Seeing Through Sound (Pentimento Volume 2) is out on July 24th via Ndeya. This second volume in the pentimento series presents eight new tracks by the musical visionary, continuing his lifelong exploration of the possibilities of recombination and musical gene-splicing.

Pentimento is defined as the “reappearance in a painting of earlier images, forms, or strokes that have been changed and painted over” and this is evident in the innovative production style that ‘paints with sound’, using overlapping nuances to create an undefinable and intoxicating new palette.

In classic Hassell fashion, the title can be interpreted in a myriad of ways, but perhaps the most pertinent at the moment is the human instinct to sing and play through a rain of difficulties. A future blues of indeterminate and ever-shifting shape.
Fearless” is the first excerpt. Listen below.