Sun Ra’s electronic explorations captured on 1978 album Media Dreams

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The astral jazz icon gets his hands on a Crumar synth.

Sun Ra’s Media Dreams has been reissued on vinyl via Art Yard records for the first time since 2004.

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Recorded live in Italy during January 1978, the LP saw Ra leading a quartet including Michael Ray, John Gilmore and Luqman Ali.

Its six tracks feature Ra’s experimentations on a newly acquired Crumar Mainman synthesiser, recorded during the same sessions as his iconic tunes ‘Disco 3000’ and ‘The Sound Mirror’.

Head here to order a copy ahead of its 17th May release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Saturn Research
2. Constellation
3. Yera Of The Sun
4. Media Dreams
5. Twigs At Twilight
6. An Unbeknowneth Love

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