Sun Ra Arkestra to Release First New Album in 20 Years, Share New Track

    Sun Ra Arkestra, the influential jazz collective founded by the late Sun Ra, have announced they will be putting out their first new studio album since 1999’s A Song for the Sun. The as-yet-untitled LP is set to be released in October via Strut. Arkestra also shared a new track titled ‘Seductive Fantasy’, which is a reworking of an original Sun Ra composition from 1979’s On Jupiter. Check out the single, as well as its Chad VanGaalen-directed animated video, below.

    Engineered, produced, and mixed by Jim Hamilton and longtime Sun Ra Arkestra leader Marshall Allen, the album was recorded at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia.

    In recent years, Arkestra have been touring consistently, even opening for Solange on her 2017 tour.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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