Sun Ra - Pathways To Unknown Worlds
Sun Ra's major label debut with ABC Impulse, originally released as a quadrophonic LP, now long out of print and hard to come by, is finally back in print (albeit in standard stereo for us plebs) thanks to Modern Harmonic! This even comes with a repro print of a letter sent to the label detailing expenses for the major label advance. Very cool!
Modern Harmonic - 'Travelogue through a cybernetical soundscape! The future rendered here by Ra seems more dystopian than utopian, and these 1975 guided improvisations are imbued with an underlying violence, alternate twists, bank turns, headchoppers, loops, rolls, sidewinders and drops. It’s a dark & glorious journey. Featuring the debut of the complete version of “Extension Out,” Pathways has been exquisitely mastered from the four-track session reel and includes an insert offering an enlightening glimpse at Ra & co.’s plans for their major label lucre.'