Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
This CD shows Ra's split musical personality.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The first side of the CD shows Ra in an almost "cool" mode--the Arkestra plays as wild as ever while he accompanies them on organ. The second side is comprised of his earliest Moog synthesizer experiments. Frankly it can come off as kinda schizo. But once you're in the Ra mood, it works just fine. I like this record a lot!"
Absolute Genius and Insanity Cross Paths Here
Scott McFarland | Manassas, VA United States | 10/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The full-band tracks are masterful. There are brilliant compositions contained within them. The ensemble's playing is referred to in liner notes as potentially being "spaced-out barbequeue music" and it does sound something like that; Ra moved his band towards the "soul-jazz" sound that was in vogue, but with more twists and turns in it. These tracks are absolutely worth the price of admission and demand to be heard (by everyone, everywhere).The solo keyboard pieces by Ra do in fact sound like cheesy video game soundtracks and demonstrate that Ra was alternating brilliant musical accomplishments with childish exercises in abstraction by this point. When he was on top of his game, he was brilliant."