For those who've always wanted to explore Sun Ra, but found him a bit heavy, heady or just plain hard to get into (guilty as charged), Lanquidity is a godsend. This dark, murky blend of slow funk grooves, dense orchestration and Sun Ra's delicately wild Fender Rhodes loosely groups this LP with Miles Davis' early 70s albums, albeit if they were turned down to about half speed. Here are some excerpts from Matthew Wuethrich's great All About Jazz article on this album.
"You feel as if this music should go down easy, but the candy coating turns out to be a sticky, unescapable molasses."
"This funk-stuck-in-slow-motion points to an uncomfortable dread waiting below the surface."
"...the lumbering grooves at first seduce with their simplicity, then intoxicate with their richness, until finally the darker sound textures overtake you and drop you in a place you had not imagined before."