SUN RA: Nidhamu/Dark Myth Visitation Equation
These two LPs, on one CD, taken with Horizon, complete the Egypt trilogy. Nidhamu was in fact the second release of the series, half recorded at the Balloon Theatre and half at a concert at Hartmut Geerken's house in Heliopolis. It's a remarkable document: austere, and very out there. Electric keyboards and an eerie Discipline No.11 set the scene, and after some solo Moog there's a spooky miniature Discipline No.15 introducing another long Moog and keyboards solo: 35 pretty abstract minutes that just slip by. Dark Myth Visitation Equation follows (it was the first LP release, and has also been known as Sun Ra in Egypt Vol 1 and Nature's God). The first tracks are from a Cairo TV broadcast and the whole collection features the more familiar groove-based pieces characteristic of the period, interspersed with yet more Moog and electric keyboard solos. June Tyson reappears for To Nature's God and the highly eccentric Why go to the Moon? Classic.