A spoken word album celebrating the poetry of Sun Ra is coming out on vinyl





With contributions from Saul Williams and TV on the Radioʼs Tunde Adibempe.

An album celebrating the poetry of Sun Ra will be released via Omni Sound this August.

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My Words Are Music is a spoken word album featuring artists inspired by Sun Ra including Saul Williams, The Arkestraʼs Marshall Allen & Knoel Scott, LʼRain and TV on the Radioʼs Tunde Adibempe.

Hear the first single, “When Angels Speak” by Saul Williams, below.

The album also features Zakia Sewell, Mahogany L. Browne, Melani Charles and more. My Words Are Music was developed in conjunction with Living Sky, the Sun Ra Arkestra album released last year.

You can pre-order My Words Are Music on limited edition black vinyl now.


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 Elseʼs Idea”
7. Tara Middleton – “I Have Forgotten”
8. Jive Poetic – “Flight”
9. LʼRain – “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. LʼRain – “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”