SUN RA, Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy LP, 1961 (download)

Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy < (download LP)

Sun Ra and his Intergalactic Arkestra, 1961

Side A:

1. And Otherness – (5.10)
2. Thither and Yon – (4.01)
3. Adventure-Equation – (8.26)

Side B:

1. Moon Dance – (6.34)
2. Voice of Space – (7.42)

Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy is an album by the American Jazz musician Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra. Recorded in 1963 but not released until 1967 on Sun Ra’s own Saturn label, the record has become one of the most discussed of Ra’s New York recordings

Originally released in a sleeve with a Sun Ra doodle, the better known cover, designed by Richard Pedreguera, was in place by 1969.

The album has increasingly been discussed within the context of anticipating psychedelia or pointing towards the funk of George Clinton;

Clinton’s astral ritual seems as inspired by the Nation of Islam as it is by Sun Ra, and when asked about the Ra in 1979, Clinton said:
“This boy was definitely out to lunch – the same place I eat at.”

2 Responses to “SUN RA, Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy LP, 1961 (download)”

  1. Woah! This is really an old songs! Can this be purchase or there is a donwloadable mp3?

  2. This is a Groundbreaking album.

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