Sun Ra Arkestra announce details of new album, Swirling

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Sun Ra Arkestra have announced the details of their first new album in more than two decades. Swirling will be released on October 9 via Strut Records. The album features a number of new interpretations of Sun Ra staples, including “Door of the Cosmos,” “Astro Black,” “Angels and Demons at Play” and “Seductive Fantasy,” which was released just a few weeks ago. Hear “Angels and Demons at Play” below.

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

Sun Ra Arkestra Swirling tracklist:

1. SATELLITES ARE SPINNING / LIGHTS ON A SATELLITE (8.00)
2. SEDUCTIVE FANTASY (11.49)
3. SWIRLING (7.42)
4. ANGELS AND DEMONS AT PLAY (7.05)
5. SEA OF DARKNESS / DARKNESS (5.16)
6. ROCKET NO. 9 (5.00)
7. ASTRO BLACK (4.51)
8. INFINITY / I’LL WAIT FOR YOU (9.18)
9. SUNOLOGY (4.25)
10. DOOR OF THE COSMOS / SAY (7.27)

Read our Beginner’s Guide to the interstellar music of Sun Ra.

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