Sun Ra and His Solar-Myth Arkestra The Solar-Myth Approach (Vol. 2) 180g LP

Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra

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Limited Edition 180g Vinyl LP!
Volume 2 of This Landmark Session Remastered!

The landmark session by one of the most unique figures in black music is a shower of sounds that have come straight from another world.

Sun Ra (and the various groups he led) were as prolific as they were innovative. By conservative estimates they produced around 200 recordings over a fifty-year period, and the early '70s was as fertile a time as any. In a typical burst of creative energy Ra and an ensemble he dubbed The Solar-Myth Arkestra produced enough material to be spread over two albums or two volumes, that amount to a kind of sonic odyssey which has no end of twists and turns, as befits a group of such singular character.

The highpoints of the album...are Ra's wonderfully strange excursions at the keys. Evoking a child's outer-space play land, Ra produces a dizzying whirl of celestial noises on the Moog synthesizer for 'Scene 1, Take 1' while switching the keyboard to harpsichord mode for a hauntingly beautiful meditation of baroque proportions on 'Pyramids.' The final solo finds Ra running amok over both the piano keyboard and the strings inside, producing a ghostly haze of sound.
-Stephen Cook,, 4.5/5 stars


  • Limited Edition
  • Official BYG Records Release
  • 180g Vinyl
  • Newly Remastered
  • Gatefold Jacket
  • Manufactured in the EU


Danny Davis alto saxophone, flute, alto clarinet
Marshall Allen alto saxophone, oboe, flute, piccolo flute
Danny Ray Thompson & Pat Patrick baritone saxophone, flute
Ronnie Boykins bass
Nimrod Hunt hand drums
James Jacson oboe, flute, Ancient Egyptian infinity drums
Clifford Jarvis & Lex Humphries percussion
Sun Ra piano, Moog synthesizer, Space-master electric organ, clavinet
John Gilmore tenor saxophone, percussion
Ali Hassan & Charles Stevens trombone
Kwame Hadi trumpet
Akh Tal Ebah trumpet, mellophone
Arthur Jenkins & June Tyson vocals


Side 1:

  1. The Utter Nots
  2. Outer Spaceways, Inc.
  3. Scene I, Take I

Side 2:

  1. Pyramids
  2. Interpretation
  3. Ancient Ethiopia
  4. Strange Worlds

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