Sun Ra Arkestra
Swirling
Strut Records
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2020
2LP
26.99
Strutlp153
Gatefold sleeve
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Tracklist
1Satellites Are Spinning / Lights on a Satellite
2Seductive Fantasy
3Swirling
4Angels and Demons at Play
5Sea of Darkness / Darkness
6Rocket No. 9
7Astro Black
8Infinity / I'll Wait for You
9Unmask the Batman
10Sunology
11Queer Notions
12Space Loneliness
13Door of the Cosmos / Say

The planets align as the mighty Sun Ra Arkestra, under the direction of the maestro Marshall Allen, are releasing their first studio album in over twenty years, ‘Swirling’.

“We truly hope that this recording brings much joy to a planet which is so deeply in need of a spirit sound and vibration,” states saxophonist Knoel Scott. “We hope it contributes to a change in the ominous direction of man’s journey through the cosmos.”

“This new release is the Arkestra’s love offering to the world,” concludes Marshall Allen. “Beta music for a better world.”

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.