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Highly recommend going with ARI_recorder post midway down.
The Heliocentric Worlds vols 1&2. Largely unlistenable.
But yeah, not a place to start.
this one has some cool shorter songs
youtube has Lanquidity as well which is fantastic but it's a lot er groovier than much of his stuff (as far as I know, the albums are pretty much endless and I haven't heard anywhere near them all)
here's his attempt at a big hit single 'Nuclear War' (putting 'motherfucker' in it loads of times = hit)
so in that respect it might be his most well known individual song, at least round these parts
that's nearly a hit, right
I love it anyway IT'S A HIT IN MY HOUSE
it's one hell of a ride
it's pretty swinging stuff compared to some of the later output but still wonky as as you like. Definitely one of my Sun Ra favourites.
listen to this song from it!!! Drum loops and everything! It's mint
this one's amazing
what others are good?
Massive Sun Ra influence all over that shit
I got "Life is Splendid" on the recommendation of Brian Chippendale (http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/1075)
and it is fantastic, maybe my favourite overall Sun Ra thing yet! Live recording from 1972 feat Enlightenment, Space Is The Place, a bit of mad space organ/noise freakout, loads of amazing June Tyson vocals, beautiful melodies, the whole lot! I wouldn't say it was lo-fi but it get gloriously messy at points. Seek it out!!!!!!!
look at all the Arkestra names! https://twitter.com/ultimatepunx/status/355054294120140801
look whose band name is a Sun Ra reference! https://twitter.com/ultimatepunx/status/355052842047913984
I remembered that heliocentric worlds was to be avoided when glancing at it in a record shop, thanks guys
so far he is playing music all day and reading esoteric books all night. And taking power naps mid-rehearsal/mid conversation only, no extended periods of sleep