Ascension

John Coltrane - Ascension
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Based on 65 ratings
1966 Ratings: #6
February 1966 / Release Date
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mz
NR
Now It Can All Feel Great Inside Me, Around Me. This Sort Of White Gaze I Want To Adapt On. Loving The Stars Again On Nothing To Live Off. Trembling My Inner Skeleton And Losing My Grasp And Will To Accept A Rather Openness. Shapes Built Off My Own Desires Once More To Truly Taunt Me. Eyed Without A Shot To Experience My Last Pain Within. What To Hold In This Time Of Need. Numbers On A Grid For A Purpose. Missing A Spoonful Filled With Nothing. It May Not Look Anywhere To Cry. Finding Myself, ... read more
thejacktackshac
97
It's the year 1966, change is happening in the Jazz scene, four years prior Saxophonist Ornette Coleman released his seminal album "Free Jazz", which was something of a fuse that would later lead the charge to the burgeoning free jazz movement that quickly took form toward the end of the 60s. Ornette was fearless and headstrong with "Free Jazz", embracing noticeable modal and harmonic changes that strayed from the familiar and warm sounds of the 50s, this decision to embody ... read more
DEEPSLEEP
100
"To provide touches of color in rooms with all-white walls"
nullsethope
40
I can appreciate the artistry behind this album, but this was literally just a clusterfuck of obnoxious noisy instrumentation. If you’re into the “avant-garde” and feel sorry for those who can’t “get” this album, then good for you. Personally, I was more annoyed by this than anything.
notanalt
85
Hmmm I Think Aliens Do Be Poopin In Outerspace....
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