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Alice Coltrane – The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda is less of an album and more of a transcendental experience; this is EPIC in every meaning of the word. Alice Coltrane was never one to do anything by the book, and her discography speaks for itself.
This music collection, recorded between 1981 and 1995, was originally only available on cassette on four very limited and separate releases for members of the Sai Anantam Ashram in California. It was then released on vinyl for the first time in 2017 on David Byrne’s excellent Luka Bop label, so this is a welcome reissue.
Alice can be heard throughout on vocals, organ, synthesiser and harp on various spiritual chants and prayers, the majority of which are around the 10-minute mark. This is some deep, meditative shit. Get the joss sticks out and get stuck in.
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