Space Is The Place (Verve By Request): Vinyl LP5540672
Release Date: 8th September
I've given up trying to write and describe Sun Ra's sound. He was not of this planet, I don't know if anyone saw, heard or played music like him and quite frankly I find it mindblowing that his cacophony of chaotic interplanetary sounds, that appear to be bursting through sonic wormholes and dimensions produces a sound that I cannot stop listening to.
Recommend this record for those trying for an 'in' into the world of Sun Ra. Good Luck, dear traveller.
Space Is The Place – highlighted by the rousing 21-minute title track – is both an essential album and a great onramp for new listeners to travel the spaceways of Sun Ra’s other-worldly blend of avant-garde jazz, experimental rock, and Afrofuturism.
This Verve By Request title is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Third Man in Detroit.
1. Space Is The Place
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4. Sea of Sound
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