First ever reissue and remastering of Jon Hassell and Farafina's prescient masterwork, Flash of the Spirit, originally released in 1988. Propulsive Burkinese rhythms meet ambient soundscapes. Co-produced with the legendary studio team of Brian Eno and Dainel Lanois. Jon Hassell has been an elusive musical figure for more than half a century. He's best known as the pioneer of "Fourth World" music, mixing technology with the tradition and spirituality of non-western cultures. In 1987 he joined with Farafina, the acclaimed troupe from Burkina Faso, to record Flash of the Spirit. While the album is a natural extension of those "Fourth World" ideas, it also a distinctive outlier in the careers of both artists; an unrepeated merging of sounds whose influence still reverberates today.