Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sun Ra - Lanquidity (1978)

Sun Ra was a jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his "cosmic philosophy", musical compositions and performances. Sun Ra's music ranged from keyboard solos to big bands of over 30 musicians; his music touched on virtually the entire history of jazz, from ragtime to swing music, from bebop to free jazz; he was also a pioneer of electronic music, space music, and free improvisation, and was one of the first musicians, regardless of genre, to make extensive use of electronic keyboards.

Ra was a master at twisting known musical idioms into his idiosyncratic vision, and Lanquidity proves to be a stirring, mesmerizing example of this vision. The music leads us in an unsettling direction, to a secret world where the lumbering grooves at first seduce with their simplicity, then intoxicate with their richness, until finally the darker sound textures overtake you and drop you in a place you had not imagined before.

1. "Lanquidity"
2. "Where Pathways Meet"
3. "That's How I Feel"
4. Twin Stars of Thence"
5. "There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of)"




Delarap said...

This album is amazing! Thanks man.

meth said...

Notta problem, enjoy

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