SUN RA ARKESTRA: “Swirling” limited gold vinyl 2LP.

SUN RA ARKESTRA: “Swirling” limited gold vinyl 2LP.


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SUN RA ARKESTRA: “Swirling” limited gold vinyl 2LP. Released 9th October 2020

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SUN RA ARKESTRA: “Swirling” limited gold vinyl 2LP. Released 9th October 2020

The planets align this October as the mighty Sun Ra Arkestra, under the direction of the maestro Marshall Allen, release their first studio album in over twenty years, ‘Swirling’.
Recorded at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia, the new recording represents the continuation of a heartfelt rebirth of the Arkestra under Allen’s guidance since Sun Ra left the planet in 1993, gaining new generations of followers from their regular touring across the globe. With a big band line-up featuring long-standing Arkestra members including Danny Ray Thompson (RIP), Michael Ray, Vincent Chancey, Knoel Scott, Cecil Brooks, Atakatune (RIP), Elson Nascimento and Tyler Mitchell, the album is a full-blooded celebration of Sun Ra’s legacy.

Tracks include brand new arrangements of Arkestra staples ‘Angels And Demons At Play’, ‘Satellites Are Spinning’, ‘Door Of The Cosmos’ and ‘Rocket No. 9’ alongside lesser known gems; the rousing blues ‘Darkness’ is recorded here for the first time, resurrected from the Ra archives by Marshall Allen. Other highlights include an epic version of ‘Seductive Fantasy’ (first recorded on Ra’s ‘On Jupiter’ LP in 1979), the freeform sonic blast of ‘Infinity / I’ll Wait For You’ and a first ever recording of the Marshall Allen swing composition, ‘Swirling’.


A1 Satellites Are Spinning / Lights On A Satellite (8.00)
A2 Seductive Fantasy (11.49)

B1 Angels and Demons At Play (7.05)
B2 Swirling (7.42)
B3 Sea Of Darkness / Darkness (5.16)

C1 Astro Black (4.51)
C2 Infinity / I’ll Wait For You (9.18)
C3 Queer Notions (5.39)

D1 Rocket No. 9 (5.00)
D2 Sunology (4.25)
D3 Door of the Cosmos / Say (7.27)

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