Exotica by Sun Ra. Available on Limited Edition Colored Triple LP, previously only released for Record Store Day, and Double CD.
Two-to-three compact saucers of Exotic-Ra bringing you to a lush cocktail party where space is the place. A rhapsodic pandemonium of Afro-centric rhythms, Latin beats, ostinato grooves, and unissued tunes! Exotica has roots, but those roots are uncopyable. What emerges is something derivative, yet original. Here you have Sun Ra, of African-American extraction, influenced by Les Baxter, a Caucasian from Texas, who was in turn influenced by primitive jungle rites. It's a cultural feedback loop, best enjoyed by leaving politics out of it.
LPx3+ - Limited edition colored vinyl, gatefold packaging, bonestell cover and two sets of liners.
CDx2 - Standard CD.