Captcha Records is proud to announce the arrival of “African Skies”, the
most recently recorded album from the visionary Brother Kelan Philip
Cohran and his band Legacy. This record was influenced and realized in
1993, shortly after the passing of Brother Phil’s friend, mentor and
band mate, Herman Blount (better known as Sun Ra). It was heard publicly
for the first and only time at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago,
Illinois that same year. By channeling the energy of Sun Ra, Brother
Phil brings us closer to enlightenment, closer to the cosmos with
melodies that are as ancient as time itself. Sun Ra believed that music
is the voice of the spirit, the energy we want to live within. In the
aftermath of his death, Brother Phil drew upon his mentor’s cosmic
perspective to produce an elegiac album that is utopian in spirit: a
vessel brim-full of primordial vibes and a memo from some higher astral
plane. In the words of its maker, “African Skies” is a “nourishing and
inspirational” document - a nuanced portrait of one of the most
visionary musicians of our time in his prime.
available commercially for the first time ever, is the first record to
be released since the stellar “Malcolm X Memorial (Zulu/Mississippi)”
record in 1969.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 28 December, 2010.