Sun Ra

Thunder Of The Gods Thunder Of The Gods

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A new Sun Ra LP touches ground in the earthly bins, 50 years after its creation!

Sun Ra is still trying to get our attention 50 years after dispatching this transmission. Humanity’s path since then makes his message even more urgent today. Years after Herman Poole “LeSony’r Ra” Blount “left the planet” he’s still trying to reach us, to wake us up and to change our destiny. Sun Ra and the Arkestra weren’t a traditional studio band, and every star in the vast galaxy of their discography reflects this. The origins of these records can be hard to pinpoint at times, but when it comes to Thunder Of The Gods, it’s a bit easier. “Calling Planet Earth – We’ll Wait For You” was discovered on tapes from Ra’s, Universe In Blue, believed to be recorded in ’71. The raucous title track and “Moonshots Across the Sky” are unearthed from the ’66 Strange Strings sessions. Modern Harmonic has once again paired Ra’s sonic art with the visual art of “The Father of Modern Space Art,” Chesley Bonestell, whose 1952 work ”Formation of the Earth’s Continents” spralls across the front and back covers.
"Thanks to Modern Harmonic, in partnership with Sun Ra LLC, soon you will be holding an album of unreleased Sun Ra music 50 years after it was recorded! That this music survived to reach our ears after all of this time is quite a miraculous gift. It sounds as though it could have come from either the ancient past or the distant future, yet most perfectly, it’s the music of right now.” — Christopher Eddy (Sun Ra Arkive)

Bio

Across the history of jazz, there is no wilder, more future-forward composer and performer than Herman Poole Blount, aka Sun Ra. Known as much for his wild on-stage persona as his innovative compositions, Sun Ra was the avant-garde bleeding edge of the jazz genre, introducing modal composition and electronic instrumentation before almost anyone else — not to mention bringing the space age to life with his obsession with all things extraterrestrial. Across more than 50 LPs released in his lifetime, Sun Ra charted a course to space and far, far beyond.

Tracklist

Side A:
1. Calling Planet Earth – We’ll Wait For You (23:30) stereo
Side B:
1. Moonshots Across The Sky (5:41) mono
2. Thunder Of The Gods (13:23) mono

Album Details

Artist

Sun Ra

Album Title

Thunder Of The Gods

Street Date

04/07/2017

Order Due Date

03/10/2017

Genre

Rock/Rock

Label

Modern Harmonic

Parent Label

Sundazed Music, Inc

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD14

UPC

090771802125

Catalog #

MHCD 021

Album Details

Artist

Sun Ra

Album Title

Thunder Of The Gods

Street Date

04/07/2017

Order Due Date

03/10/2017

Genre

Rock/Rock

Label

Modern Harmonic

Parent Label

Sundazed Music, Inc

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP24

UPC

090771802118

Catalog #

MH 8021

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