Monday, September 25, 2023

Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Five: In The Garden... [Constellation 170]

Set for release via the Canadian Constellation label on September 29th, 2k23 is "Coin Coin Chapter Five: In The Garden...", the next instalment of what seems to be laid out as a twelve album cycle conceptually envisioned by NYC-based composer x musician x activist x historian Matana Roberts. With each chapter of the cycle embracing a different sonic universe we see "In The Garden..." covering a sonic ark spanning from droning improvised DarkJazz to spiritual Jazz x Spoken Word fusion cuts evoking faint memories of genre icons like Lydia Lunch or the way lesser known Irene Lavina, various collage techniques, flickering FreeJazz x Improv sequences, even classic late night Jazz episodes, church service resembling choir pieces and, on the other hand, tonally off-kilter layerings which, in this overall combination, make this album one for those well versed within the world of Avantgarde-leaning music.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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