Sun Ra - It's After The End Of The World (Vinyl)
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Recorded live at the Donaueschingen Music and Berlin Festivals in 1970, this gem ideally captures Sun Ra and His Intergalactic (Research) Arkestra at its most otherworldly self. Individual and collective sounds reach for ears at times beyond human comprehension. The 21-member Arkestra is anchored by its leader captaining keyboards of various frequencies of inter-planetary communication and fresh audible sensations—from his Farfisa organ, ‚"roc-si-chord,‚" ‚"spacemaster,‚" Mini- Moog synthesizer, Hohner clavinet and electra, to acoustic piano. Soundscapes vary from Twilight Zone-ish scores (the Moog-heavy ‚"Out in Space‚") to African ritualistic percussive escapades (‚"Watusi‚").
Ceremoniously opening with June Tyson’s heavily breathed words spoken as if serenaded from a tropical bird—‚"dream,‚" ‚"blackness,‚" and lastly ‚"a world‚" swirl into the rumbling and gathering of percussion, brass, and reeds. Flutes, oboe, and a modified bassoon (with a French horn mouthpiece!) performed by Leroy Taylor (aka Elo Omoe) create a modern classical orchestral atmosphere before the swinging beats of drums and trumpet-like scorching alto sax lines carry the momentum elsewhere.
Vinyl reissue Comet Records