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Sun Ra & His Arkestra - A Fireside Chat With Lucifer (1983/2020)

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Sun Ra & His Arkestra - A Fireside Chat With Lucifer (1983/2020)

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - A Fireside Chat With Lucifer (1983/2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 219 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 89 Mb | 00:38:33
Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Modern Harmonic

While the most renown track in this omniversal opus is the atomic expletive-filled repartee “Nuclear War,” there is so much more to this dark mysterious journey through the mind of Sun Ra. The sprawling, suite-like 20-minute title track sustains a lyrical edge in spite of an open framework and textures, which encourage sonorities to surface and emerge from the band as if there was no human intention behind them. In opposition to “Nuclear War,” Ra's organ playing here was built less on bombast and sonic terror than it is on whispers, stutters, shivers, and swells. Fireside Chat offers a wide stylistic array, as was the artist’s intent, reflecting his eclectic, seemingly irreconcilable approach to compositional extremes. With Sun Ra you get everything… except predictability.

Sun Ra - On Jupiter (Expanded & Remastered) (1979/2021)

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Sun Ra - On Jupiter (Expanded & Remastered) (1979/2021)

Sun Ra - On Jupiter (Expanded & Remastered) (1979/2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 198 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 82 Mb | 00:35:28
Avant-Garde Jazz, Cosmic Jazz, Experimental Big Band | Label: Enterplanetary Koncepts

Sun Ra, as well as anyone, proved that an artist could change with the times without being a dedicated follower of fashion. In fact, Ra and his music never stopped evolving. A series of albums recorded from 1978 to 1980—Lanquidity, On Jupiter, Sleeping Beauty, and Strange Celestial Road—demonstrate the influence on Ra of musical and production trends of the mid- and late-1970s, especially heavy, studio-enhanced dance floor grooves (traceable from soul and funk to disco), and atmospheric New Age "dream" pieces. But Ra never fully surrendered to these trends; it's arguable that he even embraced them. He adapted techniques, but what he created amounted more to reinventions than "File Under" genre works.

Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Egypt 1971 (2020)

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Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Egypt 1971 (2020)

Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Egypt 1971 (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,2 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 559 Mb | 04:03:30
Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Strut Records

Strut presents the 4CD edition of Sun Ra's 'Egypt 1971', documenting Sun Ra's first trip to Egypt with his Arkestra in December 1971.

Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Horizon (1972/2020)

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Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Horizon (1972/2020)

Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Horizon (1972/2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 356 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 156 Mb | 01:07:51
Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Strut Records

The impact and significance of these few weeks upon Sun Ra can be measured by the growth and development of his output over the next few years; the immediate post-Egypt period included new studio and live recordings on the Saturn, Blue Thumb, Atlantic and Impulse labels and the ‘Space Is The Place’ movie. Ra also edited the three LPs of the ‘Live In Egypt’ series which were subsequently released on his Saturn record label and its affiliated twin, Thoth Intergalactic: ‘Dark Myth Equation Visitation’, ‘Nidhamu’ and ‘Horizon’. This 4CD set features these albums alongside previously unreleased material from the December 1971 recordings. All tracks are remastered from the original tapes.