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Sun Ra: Atlantis

Lester Bangs, Phonograph Record, June 1973

SAN RA SURE is a good old dog to have around. He's been spooning out this same clank for years, and it's every bit as vital now as it was back in 1954, when he recorded that great obscurro masterpiece SUN SONG, which featured classics like ‘Brainville’, ‘Call For All Demons’ and ‘Fall Off the Log’. It sounded a little bit like Mingus' then, jams just a smidgen more spaced out, but even more it foresaw all the coming confusion: the jazz avant-garde, psychedelic schmozz, the whole barthelme.

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