Thursday, November 6, 2008

Astro Can Caravan - Questral Places (2003) & 21st Century Drifting Episode (2005)




Ever since Astro Can Caravan was established back in 2001 in Finland, this eclectic and unconventional collective of musicians has been altering states of consciousness with its unique brand of music. This is an astounding non-conformist extension of Sun Ra's experiments with cosmic jazz. Constantly changing, at least 35 people have played in the ensemble and their live concert line-up has varied between 8 and 20 people. According to Charles Van de Kree, "ACC is an unconventional mix of large ensemble post-Sun Ra cosmic jazz, Magma-influenced Euro-fusion and Herbie Hancock/Miles Davis-styled avant-jazz funk."

Both CDs Here

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