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Velvet - Sun Ra* - Janus (CDr, Album)

Posted by 01.09.2019 in DEFAULT

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  1. An unusual Sun Ra album – one that was never fully released in this way at the time, although supposedly conceived by RA as a complete package! Side one features material that originally appeared on the rare Invisible Shield album on Saturn –the tracks "Island In The Sun", "Invisible Shield", and "Janus" – which seem to have been recorded.
  2. The credits for track 3, credit Sun Ra with "gong or clavinet". "Sun Ra must have planned Janus as an entity in or But it was never released on LP. The first three tracks eventually appeared on one side of some obscure Saturn LP pressings; the last two are just now being issued, allowing us to hear Sun Ra's original conception for /5(4).
  3. This compilation of rare material from the Sun Ra Arkestra draws from tapes recorded between and , and the space-age jazz shaman conjures up a variety of styles and moods along the way. A balmy tropical vibe greets the ears with the opener ("Island in the Sun"), but it doesn't take long for Ra to set his controls for the stratosphere, and soon, distorted gongs, haunted house organ.
  4. Sun Ra, “one of the strangest artists that America has ever produced” was once on the cover of Rolling Stone, shared bills with the MC5, performed on Saturday Night Live, influenced everyone from Kenneth Anger to Pink Floyd and dreamed of the day that he could travel into space and save our planet from its madness. There are some musicians and composers for whom categories like jazz, rock.
  5. Recent government regulations and general safety precautions has limited our staffing. Rest assured we will remain committed to getting every order out as quickly as possible, and know in the meantime that you have given very substantial support to your favorite artists at a time when they need it most.
  6. Janus is a compilation of rare material from the Sun Ra Arkestra, drawing from tapes recorded between and , taken from both live and studio performances. The album is finally making its vinyl debut with this limited edition, psychedelic swirl color vinyl for Record Store Day
  7. Format: Audio CD Taken from tapes that were recorded between , the nearly 35 minutes is a mixture of textures from the artistic genius of Sun Ra. Island in the Sun and Velvet have a straight-forward jazz feel, with the former bouncing to a vibrant vibe and the latter as hard bop.

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