“Fourth World” is a term used by trumpeter Jon Hassell to describe a style of music employing modern technological treatments and influenced by various cultures and eras. He wanted the music in this album to be “future primitive”, or “a coffee-coloured classical music”.
Hassell had studied Indian classical music with singer Pandit Pran Nath, and later applied the vocal techniques to his trumpet playing. Together with Eno, he melded the sounds from his instrument with digital delay, echo, and electronic effects to produce a unique blend of ambient and world music.
“Chemistry” (Jon Hassell, Brian Eno)
“Delta Rain Dream” (Hassell, Eno)
“Griot (Over ‘Contagious Magic’)” (Hassell)
“Rising Thermal 14° 16′ N; 32° 28′ E” (Hassell, Eno)
“Charm (Over ‘Burundi Cloud’)” (Hassell)