compilations don’t come much better than this. stitched together by the new zealand-based cosmic compositions label, avant garde series vol.3 features 35 tracks of alternative beats, instrumental hiphop and glitchy goodness dedicated to late and great electronic/free-jazz muscian, king of the cosmic, sun ra (more about sun ra below).
the mix is consistently great across all the tracks — ebbing and flowing between vibes and sub-genres with grace, it never gets dull. bliss!
Claiming that he was of the “Angel Race” and not from Earth, but from Saturn, Sun Ra developed a complex persona using “cosmic” philosophies and lyrical poetry that made him a pioneer of afrofuturism, free jazz. & electronic music. Sun Ra & his Arkestra’s discography is one of the largest in music history and he is often regarded as one of the prolific recording artists of the 20th century. After departing Earth in 1993 Sun Ra legacy in music continues to influence artists worldwide and has changed the world of music as we know it. We hope that through this compilation we can introduce a new generation to his music and philosophies..
— Cosmic Compilations, 2013