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Sun Ra | Merzbow - Strange City album flac Performer: Sun Ra
Title: Strange City
Style: Noise, Free Jazz
Released: 2016
Country: UK
MP3 album: 1993 mb
FLAC album: 1639 mb
Rating: 4.9
Genre: Electronic / Jazz


A Granular Jazz Part 1 17:50
B1 Granular Jazz Part 3 13:22
B2 Granular Jazz Part 4 5:05

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Cold Spring Records
  • Licensed From – Sun Ra LLC
  • Published By – Enterplanetary Koncepts
  • Recorded At – Munemi House
  • Mixed At – Munemi House
  • Mastered At – The Cage Studios


  • Composed By [Strange Strings & The Magic City] – Sun Ra
  • Graphic Design – Abby Helasdottir
  • Mastered By – Martin Bowes
  • Music By – Masami Akita
  • Remastered By [Original Sun Ra Recordings] – Irwin Chusid, Michael Anderson


A deformed mix of Sun Ra's Strange Strings & The Magic City + Merzbow materials.

Recorded & mixed at Munemihouse, Tokyo, May 2016.

Strange Strings & The Magic City composed by Sun Ra
Enterplanetary Koncepts (BMI)
Recordings licensed by Sun Ra LLC C/O Irwin Chusid

© Cold Spring Records 2016.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0641871744824
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CSR228CD Sun Ra | Merzbow Sun Ra | Merzbow - Strange City ‎(CD, Album) Cold Spring CSR228CD UK 2016
CSR229LP Sun Ra | Merzbow Sun Ra | Merzbow - Strange City ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Yel) Cold Spring CSR229LP UK 2016
CSR229LP Sun Ra | Merzbow Sun Ra | Merzbow - Strange City ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre) Cold Spring CSR229LP UK 2017

Comments: (8)
I hear a lot of merzbow on this and not much Sun Ra. Sound balance seems 90% Merz/ 10% Ra....
Another roll-it-off-by-the-yard Merzbow outing overdubbing some Sun Ra outtakes that might themselves have been a curious listen in their own right. As a piece of hallucinatory or ecstatic noise it's dreary and leaden; as a homage to Sun Ra it's poorly executed and even more unimaginatively presented. It's not even as if this release cuts it as an exercise in iconoclasm (why would you?), nor is it as if Merzbow hasn't previously tackled the dynamics and mythologies of free jazz, but much more daringly and provocatively, such as on his classic 'Door Open at 8am' but this release adds little to Merzbow's increasingly tedious oeuvre and even less to the legacy of Sun Ra.
Whilst appreciating how much you felt like writing, goddamn this is lame.
How utterly worthless. Isn't part of the appeal of noise the lack of celebrity? Please don't support this crap.
Sun Ra was not the "celebrity" that I was referring to. My point was that the noise genre should not elevate any one artist to the pedastal that Merzbow is on. There are sooooo many more interesting "noise" artists out there. It's noise. Let's hear some from everybody.
Merzbow and Sun Ra not at the same level indeed. To put himself to Sun Ra level he must lower themselves. Merzbow it's important part of contemporary music, he is a king of a noise. Sun Ra is just one of many.
So just because he decided to do this as a tribute to a well known artist automatically makes this garbage? Obviously Merzbow has better stuff out there, but this was a solid release (both LP and CD versions are great respectively). I don't regret buying it, sorry you have a sour attitude towards this.
Yes, they are different. CD has Granular Jazz Part 2, 34:03 min. and Livid Sun Loop 32:11 min.