cauleen smith

black utopia
- feat. sun ra

2013 2x12" usa private release

produced by experimental sound studio

a tribute to sun ra

made available at threewalls and experimental sound studio in two editions

2 * 12" color swirl vinyl lps, handbound portfolio covers, 32 page booklet, hand silk-screened jackets + data dvd, limited edition of 40 copies

2 * 12" color swirl vinyl lps, 32 page booklet and hand silk-screened jackets in an obi wrap, limited edition of 100 copies


black utopia

record one

side a "gemini"

  1. "somewhere over the cosmic rainbow"
    written and performed by krista franklin

  2. sun ra moog solo

  3. "a time to keep" collage #01 - #04

  4. sun ra rehearsal recordings

  5. arkestral moniker montage

  6. sun ra lecture fragment

side b "shaped notes"

  1. 256 hz tuning fork

  2. piano tuning

  3. sun ra rehearsal

  4. a.a.c.m. orchestral tuning

  5. sun ra solo piano performance live

  6. brother kelan phil cohran conversation

record two

side c "speculations"

  1. sun ra rehearsal lecture

  2. dick gregory: my brother's keeper

  3. second stop is jupiter

  4. sun ra & arkestral live performance with jenkins and june tyson on vocals - location and date unkown

side d: "the learned and the learned"

  1. sun ra lectures a group of young people as the arkestra sets up in the background

  2. alton abrahm's ansewring machine message tape

  3. from angela to sun ra (no man)
    written & performed by avery r. young