matana roberts: 'coin coin' and other things

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new album is AOTY contender

ennui morricone (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 29 July 2011 22:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

^Truth^

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Sunday, 31 July 2011 21:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

that youtube is amazing, definitely going to track a copy down

zappi, Sunday, 31 July 2011 21:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

me too. the bit i listened to on sonnedclod was a wee bit scary and some kinda sublime
(link to flac d/l)
http://cstrecords.com/store/products/CST079-FLAC.html

Marquis de Sade (outdoor_miner), Sunday, 31 July 2011 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's a good record and an AMAAAAZING piece. was stunned last summer seeing the same piece as on the record, performed in montreal.

sean gramophone, Monday, 1 August 2011 05:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's come up a bit on the rolling jazz thread, yall.

the idiom is free jazz, more or less, with digressions into folk-song modes and pastiche of earlier jazz forms.

there are probably other more proximate free-jazz comparisons, but it also sounds very mingusy to me, just in the dramatic aspect to even some of the instrumental music, and obviously to the sing-talking.

at first listen i also thought she spent a 'lot of time' doing the sing-chanting about slavery, but now i would have to say it just overwhelms at first.

j., Monday, 1 August 2011 06:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

this sounds like it would fulfill my Nicole Mitchell jones while being stylistically different, thanks for the heads up.

sleeve, Monday, 1 August 2011 06:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've been trying to think of other comparisons which get to what i don't like about it, and i think the problem is it makes me think of henry cow, sorta

thomp, Monday, 1 August 2011 09:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Brilliant album this, although I'm still absorbing it.
Mingus is a good reference point. Her vocals have some of the commanding presence of June Tyson on classic Sun Ra sides, with a touch of Linda Sharrock's abandon. Most recent thing it reminds me of is William Parker's incredible Double Sunrise Over Neptune, or some of his stuff with Leena Conquest on vocals.

Count Palmiro Vicarion (Stew), Monday, 1 August 2011 09:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...

still playing 'coin coin ch1' on the regular, what an incredible work

madame boo berry (donna rouge), Friday, 27 April 2012 17:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

me too, easily my favourite discovery of last year (thanks to this far too short thread)

zappi, Friday, 27 April 2012 18:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Coin Coin Chapter Two is astonishing.

Merdeyeux, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 12:43 (5 months ago) Permalink

Yes! Good interview in the Wire the other month too.

famous for hits! (seandalai), Tuesday, 12 November 2013 15:00 (5 months ago) Permalink

Definitely one of my favourites this year

tsrobodo, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 15:08 (5 months ago) Permalink

this rules

comic sbans soref (wins), Sunday, 17 November 2013 14:32 (5 months ago) Permalink

This is a strange and wonderful album.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Friday, 29 November 2013 22:16 (4 months ago) Permalink

i haven't heard any of her recordings; sounds like i need to.
saw her perform earlier this year and it was great.

ian, Friday, 29 November 2013 23:17 (4 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

this is great.

Daniel, Esq 2, Friday, 31 January 2014 03:01 (2 months ago) Permalink


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