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|Sun Ra, Arkestra|
Heliocentric Worlds 2
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Reissue of the avant-garde jazz virtuoso's second album for the ESP label, originally released in 1965. The record's three tracks find him expanding on his amazing piano style. Each of the 1,000 numbered copies pressed up ... more »
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Reissue of the avant-garde jazz virtuoso's second album for the ESP label, originally released in 1965. The record's three tracks find him expanding on his amazing piano style. Each of the 1,000 numbered copies pressed up for this limited edition release comes in a miniaturized LP sleeve with the original cover art intact. 1998 Get Back Records release.
A different place in space
Funkmeister G | 04/12/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a case of being very far off the deep end. Whilst I don't own volume 1, I think vol 2 can stand well on its own. It opens w/ a deep dense tone that sounds like a cello but 1 isn't listed so I imagine it's Robert Cummings' bass clarinet. The Sun Myth takes up all of the 1st side & is relatively epic @ 17 minutes, wherein Ra explores the depths of his tuned bongos & the triple horns of Marshall Allen, John Gilmore & someone whose name escapes me create a very intense moody atmosphere that is the very opposite of the catchy chants of Rocket #9 & Space Is The Place, needless to say it's completely instrumental. A House of Beauty features high pitched flute action & is the short track @ 5 minutes, acting as the build up to the eruption that is... COSMIC CHAOS! 13 minutes of total skronk jazz to the outer reaches of any galaxy of yr choice. Overall it's an uncompromising listening experience whose appeal will be probably be limited, though apparently it's the most popular Sun Ra disc currently. I got the LP reissue from Italy's Base Record company & it's very clear + the superb artwork stiucks out. You also get a poem calle THERE on the back which should probably be read aloud whilst the music plays for full effect, & of course a great picture of the man himself in full regalia. the session was 1 day in late 1965 & released in '66. of course it's in a world of its own."
Funkmeister G | 10/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this one - it's mellow and soothing at moments and raucous at others. Many prefer Volume I, but Volume 2 has more color and texture. Sun Ra's work on the electric bongos is a great underpinning to the rest of the action. Difficult to find but highly recommended!"