Friday, July 11, 2014

Orlando Julius, Sun Ra joints coming in September

Some exciting news from Strut Records...

"We're very proud to announce the first ever internationally released new studio album by one of the all-time legends of Nigerian music, Orlando Julius, in a mouth-watering new collaboration with London super-group The Heliocentrics.

With Jaiyede Afro, Julius takes us back to his roots, revisiting several compositions from his early years which have never previously been recorded. The album is released 9th September and will be supported by a full European touring schedule.

The album is available now for pre-order from iTunes, with the lead track "Buje Buje" available for instant download. Stream "Buje Buje" below.

Another big one for September as Strut and Art Yard join forces for a special release to mark what would have been Sun Ra's 100th birthday in 2014. In The Orbit Of Ra invites long-serving Arkestra bandleader Marshall Allen to curate a new collection, bringing together highlights and rarities from over 25 years of music.

The release features previously unreleased versions of Ra classics "Island In The Sun" and "Reflects Motion" as well as an unreleased track, "Trying To Put The Blame On Me," recorded live in Rome in 1977. The album will be released 23rd September."

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