Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra

Life Is Splendida

Regular price ¥2,900
Label: Total Energy ‎– NER3026
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1999

Media Condition: Very Good+ (VG+)
Sleeve Condition: Very Good+ (VG+)

recorded music
A1 Enlightenment
A2 Love In Outer Space
A3 Space Is The Place
B1 Discipline 27-11 / What Planet Is This? / Life Is Spelendid / Immeasurable
B2 Watusi
B3 Outer Spaceways Incorporated

Chronicling Sun Ra's performance at the 1972 Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival, 'Life Is Splendid' captures the Arkestra at its most psychotic in a good way. In its early work in the '50s and '60s, Ra's Orchestra was firmly in Fletcher Henderson's camp of Orchestral Elegance and explored the outside of the avant-garde, but after Woodstock, this post-Hendrix orchestra , It perfectly matches the electro-psychedelic atmosphere of the time. It's intensity compares favorably with the Agartha and Pangea bands Miles Davis was electrifying. The seething, cathartic Arkestra connected with MC5 fans at the time and is now more Sonic Youth than the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. (BYBILL MILKOWSKI)