Black Sun Ensemble

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Black Sun Ensemble is a Tucson, Arizona, US–based psychedelic rock band, led by Jesus Acedo that was formed in the mid-1980s. The initial albums garnered rave reviews from Rolling Stone and several of the independent music journals of the time. Black Sun Ensemble opened for Camper Van Beethoven on the Key Lime Pie tour in 1989 to appreciative audiences across North America. Infamous circumstances surrounding their Geffen Records showcase in Los Angeles lead to the quiet intervention of Paul McCartney to get certain members and their entourage out of custody- a tarot card was involved, but any more may detail may arouse the attorneys! (based on statements from Jesus Acedo & Duane Norman) The band splintered, reformed and fell into hiatus due to extenuating circumstances and the mental illness of Jesus Acedo. In the mid-1990s, existing copies of earlier records were selling for high prices on eBay[1]. This and a newfound muse inspired Jesus Acedo to reform the band and create a string of successful new albums, many released on the Camera Obscura label. The reformed band's albums had great reviews and they performed for several years at the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. Black Sun Ensemble was an innovative band that inspired the popularity of styles such as freak folk, psych folk and The Jewelled Antler Collective. Jesus Acedo died [2] on Sunday, March 3, 2013, just over two months after his 50th birthday.


  • Black Sun Ensemble (1985)
  • The Fish Album (1988)
  • Lambent Flame (1989)
  • Tragic Magic (1990)
  • Elemental Forces (1991)
  • Psycho Master El (1994)
  • Hymn of the Master (2002)
  • "Live at KXCI" (2002)
  • Starlight (2003)
  • Live at KXCI vol. 2" (2005)
  • Bolt of Apollo (2006)
  • Across the Sea of Id: The Way to Eden (2008)
  • Behind Purple Clouds (2013)

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