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Heliocentrics & Melvin Van Peebles – The Last Transmission

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Single LP – the album
Double CD – album & instrumentals
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Heliocentrics & Melvin Van Peebles – The Last Transmission

Melvin Van Peebles, the filmmaker, musician, author behind the landmark movie Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song and the trilogy of Brer Soul albums he released in the 70s has teamed with the UK ensemble Heliocentrics to create an interplanetary space/love odyssey told in twelve chapters.

The Last Transmission, presented as a vocal album and an expanded instrumental selection on a bonus disc, can be taken as both the band’s interpretation of Van Peebles’ poem and a musical voyage inspired by Van Peebles’ vivid imagery. The band considers it their defining work, the result of more than a decade of playing and recording together. They’ve found a voice as a band, one that meshes with Van Peebles,’ as he weaves an intergalactic “Rime of the Ancient Mariner.”

Now Again Records NA5188

Also available from Heliocentrics: Quatermass Session 1 | Helio X GLK 12? | 13 Degrees of Reality | Dance Of The Dogons (Part 2) / Noise | Before I Die feat. Guilty Simpson | Distant Star feat. MF DOOM & Percee P | Sirius B 12?

01. Chapter 01 Prologue
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3:32
02. Chapter 02 Big Bang Reincarnation
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3:03
03. Chapter 03 Searching For Signs Of Life
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1:40
04. Chapter 04 Blue Mist
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1:53
05. Chapter 05 The Cavern
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3:44
06. Chapter 06 Transformation (Pt. 1)
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3:10
07. Chapter 07 Transformation (Pt. 2)
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2:12
08. Chapter 08 Telepathic Routine
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3:11
09. Chapter 09 The Dance
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3:59
10. Chapter 10 Trust The Cosmos (Believe In The Universe)
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3:47
12. Chapter 11 Infinite List (Toss The Dice)
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4:09
12. Chapter 12 Epilogue
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2:01
13. Chapter 01 Prologue Instrumental
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3:09
14. Chapter 02 Big Bang Reincarnation Instrumental
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3:09
15. Chapter 03 Searching For Signs Of Life Instrumental
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2:02
16. Chapter 04 Blue Mist Instrumental
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1:37
17. Chapter 05 The Cavern Instrumental
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3:44
18. Chapter 06 Transformation (Pt. 1) Instrumental
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3:03
19. Chapter 07 Transformation (Pt. 2) Instrumental
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2:23
20. Chapter 08 Telepathic Routine Instrumental
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3:05
21. Chapter 09 The Dance Instrumental
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7:45
22. Chapter 10 Trust The Cosmos (Believe In The Universe) Instrumental
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4:46
23. Chapter 11 Infinite List (Toss The Dice) Instrumental
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10:13
24. Chapter 12 Epilogue Instrumental
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1:51