Saul Williams, L’Rain, and More Recite Sun Ra’s Poetry on New Collection ‘My Words Are Music’

    Omni Sound has announced My Words Are Music: A Celebration of Sun Ra’s Poetry, which is set for release on August 25 digitally and October 27 in physical formats. The album features recitations of the late jazz legend’s poems by artists including Saul Williams, L’Rain, TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Sun Ra Arkestra’s longtime bandleader Marshall Allen, Mahogany L. Browne, Carl Hancock Rux, and more. Listen to Saul Williams’ reading of ‘When Angels Speak’ below, alongside a visual featuring animation by Mertcan Mertbilek.

    Sun Ra Arkestra’s most recent album was 2022’s Living Sky.

    My Words Are Music: A Celebration of Sun Ra’s Poetry Cover Artwork:

    My Words Are Music: A Celebration of Sun Ra’s Poetry Tracklist:

    Side A:

    1. Marshall Allen – ‘EVI Introduction’
    2. Saul Williams – ‘When Angels Speak’
    3. Mahogany L. Browne – ‘Circle Eternity’
    4. Anthony Joseph – ‘The Three Dimensions of Air’
    5. Melanie Charles – ‘[Anything can give up its life]’
    6. Abiodun Oyewole – ‘Somebody Else’s Idea’
    7. Tara Middleton – ‘I Have Forgotten’
    8. Jive Poetic – ‘Flight’
    9. L’Rain – ‘Love in Outer Space’
    10. Tunde Adebimpe – ‘The Endless Realm’
    11. Zakia Sewell – ‘The Cosmic Age’
    12. Cal Hancock Rux – ‘Sun-Day’
    13. Knoel Scott & Marshall Allen – ‘The Melody of Air’

    Side B:

    1. Anthony Joseph – ‘The Invisible Giants’
    2. L’Rain – ‘I Deal In Souls’
    3. Tunde Adebimpe – ‘Black Prince Charming’
    4. Mahogany L. Browne – ‘Message to Black Youth’
    5. Jive Poetic – ‘Nothing Is’
    6. Melanie Charles – ‘The Friends of Skill’
    7. Saul Williams – ‘The Outer Darkness’
    8. Zakia Sewell – ‘If I Told You’
    9. Carl Hancock Rux – ‘The Void’
    10. Knoel Scott & Marshall Allen – ‘The Neglected Plane of Wisdom’

    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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