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This Chicago-based jazz label has been dropping masterpieces at an alarming clip. I went with S/D since most label threads do, but I haven't heard anything that hasn't been worth at least a listen yet. And really only the Damon Locks album hasn't wowed me--and hell, I only listened to that once I should revisit.

Search:
Makaya McCraven (all three I've heard are fantastic, but if you're not sure where to start Universal Being is amazing & beloved on ilm)
Jaimie Branch (I've only heard Fly or Die II, which is great, but I noticed Fly or Die I was one of unperson's best of the 2010s)
Resavoir, s/t (a personal fave)
Junius Paul, Ism (big double album that covers a lot of ground; reminiscent of Universal Being at times but with much more stretching out and less beat-driven)
Angel Bat Dawid

Curious about:
Jeff Parker's stuff. I used to love Parker/Tortoise/Isotope/CUD and love hearing his highly recognizable guitar on UB, but he's been off my radar for at least a decade.
Ben LaMar Gay.
Irreversible Entanglements (also on unperson's list)
basically everything else they've put out

rob, Thursday, 23 January 2020 23:28 (one year ago) link

oh yeah: https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/

rob, Thursday, 23 January 2020 23:30 (one year ago) link

I shouldn't start threads when I'm exhausted; it's Universal Beings (plural)

rob, Thursday, 23 January 2020 23:30 (one year ago) link

great label — i loved the Damon Locks album from last year.

tylerw, Thursday, 23 January 2020 23:34 (one year ago) link

ah ok that settles it, I'm going to give that another try right now

rob, Thursday, 23 January 2020 23:37 (one year ago) link

Pretty sure everything they put out is good. Angel Bat Dawid is my hero, she is so awesome

https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/angel-bat-dawid-oracle-international-anthem-brothahood-jazz/Content?oid=67155097

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 23 January 2020 23:49 (one year ago) link

ooh will read that later, thanks

um yeah this Damon Locks album rules, and I love Phil Cohran, which this is very much in the vein of, so I don't know what happened last time?

rob, Friday, 24 January 2020 00:02 (one year ago) link

They really do have a pretty amazing catalog. Don't overlook stuff like Hear In Now's Not Living In Fear (a violin-cello-bass trio featuring Mazz Swift, Tomeka Reid and Silvia Bolognesi) and the Nick Mazzarella Trio's Ultraviolet (NM on alto sax, Anton Hatwich on bass, Frank Rosaly on drums).

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 24 January 2020 00:12 (one year ago) link

The new Jeff Parker album is really great. More on this (maybe) when I'm not so tired

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 24 January 2020 01:23 (one year ago) link

Parker's gearing up for a hell of a year. In addition to the new solo disc (which is excellent), he's on a disc with saxophonist Chris Speed and drummer Matt Mayhall (under Mayhall's name) and there's a Chicago Underground Quartet album, their first in 19 years, coming in March.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 24 January 2020 01:37 (one year ago) link

Haven't heard the new one yet, but I love The New Breed.

jaymc, Friday, 24 January 2020 01:47 (one year ago) link

I too love The New Breed, and that CUQ album, can't wait for the new stuff.

fetter, Friday, 24 January 2020 11:20 (one year ago) link

Yes! This label is taking all of my money. All the Makaya McCraven records are fantastic. I especially like Highly Rare and Where We Come From. The Jaimie Branch record is great too.

stop torturing me ethel (broom air), Friday, 24 January 2020 11:37 (one year ago) link

Haven't heard the new one yet, but I love The New Breed.

― jaymc, Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:47 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

I like almost everything he's done (solo or otherwise) and I think Max Brown is maybe his best work

His Eremite LP--while very different--was also excellent and kinda slept on imo

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 24 January 2020 13:19 (one year ago) link

speaking of which, this
is an excellent review that for me encapsulates this record's greatness (and the kind of thoughtful piece that provides a nice antidote to the stuff in the 'worst music writing' thread)

I haven't had a proper headphone listen yet, but I could swear I heard some beatboxing on one of these tracks. One other observation: "Go Away" has the dopest bassline of the year

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 24 January 2020 14:01 (one year ago) link

The New Breed is my favorite Jeff Parker work and my favorite IA record, can't wait to get into the new one.

All the Makaya records are worth a listen of course, but Universal Beings is the one I go back to.

Not so into jaime branch personally, great bands and the records are cool, but I can't get past the trumpet playing.

Loved Junius Paul when I've seen him live, but haven't been able to give his record (or the Angel Bat Dawid one) a real listen yet.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 24 January 2020 18:20 (one year ago) link

Confirmed, new Jeff Parker is where it's at.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 24 January 2020 21:36 (one year ago) link

Not so into jaime branch personally, great bands and the records are cool, but I can't get past the trumpet playing.

Is it the tone, technique, or melodic lines / choices? Or something else? Genuinely curious as I find I like a very specific trumpet sound (a more breathy, less 'sharp' sound is the best way I can describe it--Tomasz Stanko, Miles obvs) and certain players really get on my nerves in a way that reeds players rarely do

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 24 January 2020 22:08 (one year ago) link

Definitely the former, she just doesn't sound like a great trumpet player to me. I know I'm being a snob, but I'm spoiled by great technical trumpet players in the New Orleans mode (which is really a trumpet city), and for me that instrument is about having a big sound (even if you're not necessarily playing loud or high). For some instruments technique doesn't matter so much and you can express your ideas without having a lot of it, but idk, trumpet is pretty unforgiving, there's so much that goes into just having a decent sound on it before you even get to anything else.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 24 January 2020 22:37 (one year ago) link

I've heard her in a variety of contexts (she recorded a bunch as a sideman before coming out as a leader) and she's an extremely skilled player who can make the horn do whatever she wants. She sounds the way she does on her own albums by choice. Just listen to the way she shifts from slurry blues to brassy mariachi horn on "Prayer for Amerikkka."

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 24 January 2020 23:38 (one year ago) link

Great track, and everything works in context, but I still find the trumpet playing in the last couple minutes a little cringe-y, sorry! She definitely has her own thing though.

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 25 January 2020 22:37 (one year ago) link

Maybe slightly off topic (since the album isn't actually on IA), but what does everyone think of the Moses Boyd full length? I'm one of the only people (judging by ILX, anyway) who didn't love "Rye Lane Shuffle," but I absolutely adore "Drum Dance" and was wondering how much of the album sounds like the latter as opposed to the former.

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 27 January 2020 18:36 (one year ago) link

love the new jeff parker great stuff

Mordy, Monday, 27 January 2020 20:12 (one year ago) link

I am pretty into all the Ben LaMar Gay stuff, though admittedly it is all kind of all over the place so yr mileage may vary
Jeff Parker's stuff for the label is just fucking fantastic

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 27 January 2020 20:18 (one year ago) link

Paul, I listened to that once and don't really remember what I thought (but loved both Rye Lane and Drum Dance, so not a great sign). You might get more of a response on the general rolling jazz thread, or there could be some past discussion on the Shabaka Hutchings one as it sort of evolved into a broader London jazz thread

my to-listen pile for IA is intimidating right now

rob, Monday, 27 January 2020 20:19 (one year ago) link

bookmarked, thanks all

The Squalls Of Hate (sleeve), Monday, 27 January 2020 20:20 (one year ago) link

If you haven't checked out Angel Bat Dawid at all, this song is a great place to start. It's what I remember from the first time I saw her play. Her rise has truly been meteoric and she is a gracious wonderful person afaict

https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/track/we-are-starzz

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 27 January 2020 20:24 (one year ago) link

thanks, will listen tonight

The Squalls Of Hate (sleeve), Monday, 27 January 2020 20:24 (one year ago) link

great album and that profile you posted, LL, made me <3 her

rob, Monday, 27 January 2020 20:26 (one year ago) link

does anyone know anything about angel bat dawid's black hebrew israelite background/ which community or temple she belongs to? just curious.

Mordy, Monday, 27 January 2020 20:27 (one year ago) link

i feel like i read an article/interview where they talked about it a little but i don't remember which one or where
that's not very helpful sorry

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 27 January 2020 20:32 (one year ago) link

Mordy, all the articles I have seen about Angel Bat Dawid mention her parents being Black Hebrew Israelites, but never say much about her faith . They do say she practices her music a lot and travels a lot. Plus her name is a reference to being a daughter of David ( Old Testament) but that’s about all I have noticed

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 16:05 (one year ago) link

This has become one of my favorite labels in the last few months. I just picked up the new Jeff Parker, but I'm still working my way through all of the stuff from the past few years I picked up - Angel Bat Dawid, Jaimie Branch and Damon Locks. Was already into the Makaya McCraven album from last year.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 17:22 (one year ago) link

Resavoir, s/t (a personal fave)

Damn, thanks for this recommendation. This is really great in a way I wasn't expecting (strings! Fourth World vibes!)

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 6 February 2020 14:54 (one year ago) link

Yes! I've struggled to articulate what is so good about that album, but while I'm not sure I'd argue it's the best IA release, it is my most played

rob, Thursday, 6 February 2020 17:45 (one year ago) link

It just does so many things, and in a way that seems natural and doesn't draw attention to the fact that its "eclectic" or whatever. It's just really good music!

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 6 February 2020 17:57 (one year ago) link

Yall know Moor Mother is Present on Art Ensemble of Chicago o We Are On The Edge, right? Got this press release yesterday---heavy hype, but for who better:

Irreversible Entanglements Announce New Album, Who Sent You?,
Out March 20th on International Anthem/Don Giovanni

Watch the Video for Lead Single, “No Más”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLm3HEQgW50&feature=youtu.be

Free jazz collective Irreversible Entanglements announce their new album, Who Sent You?, out March 20th on International Anthem/Don Giovanni, and today present its lead single/video, “No Más.” The group is comprised of Camae Ayewa (aka Moor Mother), saxophonist Keir Neuringer, trumpeter Aquiles Navarro, bassist Luke Stewart, and drummer Tcheser Holmes. Who Sent You? is the punk-rocking of jazz and the mystification of the avant-garde. This record weaves kinetic soul fusion, dreamy yet harrowing poetry, and intricate rhythms into warmth-giving tapestries that comfort and conceal, confront and coerce all at once.

“No Más” was composed by the Panamanian-born Navarro in a harmonic echo of a Strata East free jazz classic over a movement-inducing Latin rhythm. Over its peak moments, poet/MC Ayewa professes: "No mas. No more... No longer will we allow them to divide and conquer, divide and oppress, define our humanity..." Its stunning accompanying video was shot in Johannesburg, South Africa by filmmaker and photographer Imani Nikyah Dennison. The video explores the concept of Africans escaping planet earth, on a path to liberation. A story of migration told through collage, stock footage, and movement, all being driven by the sounds of free jazz and poetry.
Originally performing as two different ensembles at a Musicians Against Police Brutality event in 2015 (in response to the NYPD slaying of Akai Gurley), the future members of Irreversible Entanglements recognized a shared ethos, and shortly after, assembled as a single unit for an impromptu studio date at Seizure’s Palace in Brooklyn. That session yielded their debut album, 2017’s Irreversible Entanglements. Critical and communal acclaim for the album (including “Best of 2017” nods from NPR Music, WIRE Magazine, Bandcamp, and others) fueled a high demand for the band in the live setting, and the group have since spent much of 2018 and 2019 on the road. They have collaborated in performance with many legends of creative music including Amina Claudine Myers, Pat Thomas, and Nicole Mitchell; and their highest profile shows have included Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, Le Guess Who Festival In Utrecht NL, Barbican in London, and the Smithsonian in Washington DC.

Where the band’s self-titled debut was all explosive noisy anthems and glorious cosmic bluster, Who Sent You? is a focused and patient ritual. Irreversible Entanglements take their time in between these grooves, stalking the war-torn streets of the Deep South and post-Columbian apocalypses—taking their time to dream up an amalgamation that sounds truly euphoric. More than the sum of its parts—war-like basslines, haunting saxophone, cyberpunk brass, the unwieldy storm of drums, and the oracular phyletic incantations of Ayewa—Who Sent You? is an entire holistic jam of “infinite possibilities coming back around,” a sprawling meditation, a reminder of the forms and traumas of the past, and the shape and vision of Afrotopian sounds to come.
Who Sent You? Tracklist:
1.The Code Noir / Amina
2. Who Sent You - Ritual
3. No Más
4. Blues Ideology
5. Bread Out Of Stone

Irreversible Entanglements Tour Dates:
Tuesday, March 31 - Chicago, IL @ Co-Prosperity Sphere
Wednesday, April 1 - Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival
Saturday, May 23 - Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Jazz Festival
Praise for Recent Non-Album Track "Homeless/Global"https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/homeless-global

“Just 30 seconds into this 23-minute improv, upright bassist Luke Stewart and drummer Tcheser Holmes hit the runaway-train pocket hard and fast. Folks, the track doesn't let up from there...a dense, moving preview of the group's upcoming album.” - NPR Music

“Against a simmering backdrop, Ayewa holds forth rivetingly on border violence and
forgotten black history.” - Pitchfork

“seriously compelling” - Stereogum

“23 searing minutes that consist of breathtaking, brutal saxophone leads, mournful trumpet drones, and a nervy rhythm. Over the fray, Ayewa ruminates, states and repeats indelible phrases and images” - WXPN’s The Key

“When at full flight, the group is a volcano of emotional sound — a radical, unapologetic Blackness of so-called avant-garde emanating from its every note and syllable, chronicling the pain, rapture and circumstance of our shared moment.” - Afropunk

dow, Thursday, 6 February 2020 18:15 (one year ago) link

Dunno what's happening with that video link; it opened instantly in gmail. Another ILM thing--anyway, it's on youtube.

dow, Thursday, 6 February 2020 18:19 (one year ago) link

Here's the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLm3HEQgW50

And here's an hour-long performance from 2018:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diLI9m5PFXs

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 6 February 2020 18:44 (one year ago) link

This new Jeff Parker record is a holy mess but I keep coming back to it.

Ngolo Cantwell (Chinaski), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:13 (one year ago) link

I was going to ask what the consensus was on the new album. Just ordered the CD.
By holy mess, do you mean it's unfocused? I really hope it's as good as The New Breed.

millmeister, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 13:37 (one year ago) link

Not unfocused as such, skittish, certainly, and fragmented. I've not made sense of it a whole yet, but it is coming together.

Ngolo Cantwell (Chinaski), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 14:04 (one year ago) link

Could be a slow burner then. They're generally the best.

millmeister, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:36 (one year ago) link

So far I don't like it as much as The New Breed, but I think it will be a slow burner. "3 for L" is fantastic.

fetter, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 16:12 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Digging the Makaya McCraven / Gil Scott Heron thing at the moment.

fetter, Thursday, 12 March 2020 11:31 (one year ago) link

It's really good! I actually really like that Alabaster Deplume album too.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 12 March 2020 14:29 (one year ago) link

otm! big up calzino for mentioning the DePlume on the rolling jazz thread: it is achingly beautiful

rob, Thursday, 12 March 2020 14:39 (one year ago) link

Agreed!

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 12 March 2020 14:49 (one year ago) link

i could use some achingly beautiful today; queuing up now.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 12 March 2020 16:45 (one year ago) link

Oh, the dePlume is really nice!

Sund4r, Saturday, 14 March 2020 15:59 (one year ago) link

Will be pre-ordering this for sure. A little surprised the physical edition isn't out until July though, shit must really be getting backed up.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 26 February 2021 19:16 (nine months ago) link

I've only seen like 10 mins of a Curtis doc but I am intrigued by that description

rob, Saturday, 27 February 2021 00:21 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

Well this totally rules—deserves its own thread really, but I'm annoyingly busy today

rob, Friday, 9 April 2021 14:56 (seven months ago) link

fyi Sons of Kemet fans should get on this immediately

rob, Friday, 9 April 2021 16:13 (seven months ago) link

This = Damon Locks and Black Monument Ensemble? It's great. Wish there was a little less spoken parts, but I get that's an essential part of what their doing.

guillotines aren't just for royalty anymore (PBKR), Friday, 9 April 2021 19:16 (seven months ago) link

was a little less = were fewer, jesus

guillotines aren't just for royalty anymore (PBKR), Friday, 9 April 2021 19:16 (seven months ago) link

yes that's the one!

Since we have some deathly allergic-to-spoken-word jazz fans around here, I think it's fair to note that, aiui, most of the "spoken parts" are samples not slam poetry, giving the whole thing something of Madlib/sound collage quality (I assume this is what unperson meant by referencing Adam Curtis). Still might not be your cup of tea, but it's a different vibe from some of the declamatory contemporary jazz that I know rubs some the wrong way

rob, Saturday, 10 April 2021 13:24 (seven months ago) link

Yeah I like the Damon Locks album a lot. The first and last tracks in particular.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 10 April 2021 15:45 (seven months ago) link

Been enjoying it

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Sunday, 11 April 2021 04:35 (seven months ago) link

two months pass...

Went to see Jaimie Branch & her fantastic band blow the roof off last night -- it was my first show post-pandemic and I may have been primed to enjoy it regardless but I LOVED IT. I loved everything about the performance -- the band's chemistry, the energy, the music itself, interaction with audience, guest players!, her performance style. If you have a chance to see her, don't miss it. I think the band is on tour?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 4 July 2021 18:40 (four months ago) link

Yeah, I've been getting that experience, as much as possible online, from listening to their live album:
https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/fly-or-die-live

dow, Sunday, 4 July 2021 19:00 (four months ago) link

I am not super familiar with Angel Bat Dawid's work, does she always use autotuned vocals so extensively, like on this?

https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/hush-harbor-mixtape-vol-1-doxology

sleeve, Wednesday, 7 July 2021 19:05 (four months ago) link

She uses a lot of different vocal techniques/ways of singing and/or vocalizing -- that's just one thing she does ime. Not broadly representative of her vocal style.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 7 July 2021 19:25 (four months ago) link

thanks!

sleeve, Wednesday, 7 July 2021 22:42 (four months ago) link

PERFORMING AT BASILICA SOUNDSCAPE 2021

“Like a blossom emerging from between the floorboards of a slaughterhouse, Moor Mother’s music is an act of transcending a violent, intolerable present.” - The Fader

Today Moor Mother – aka Camae Ayewa – is announcing her new album ‘Black Encylcopedia Of The Air’, thirteen mesmerizing tracks about memory and imprinting and the future, all of them wafting through untouched space like the ghostly cinders of a world on fire, unbound and uncharted, vast and stretching across the universe.

On the new single “Obsidian”, Moor Mother says the song is about present danger - “thinking about one's proximity to violence. Thinking about violence in the home. Violence in communities." Featuring rapper Pink Siifu, listen and watch the song’s new video here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fovnxpu10EA.

dow, Thursday, 15 July 2021 17:25 (four months ago) link

from Rolling Jazz:

More Energy Fields, Current
by Carlos Niño & Friends
Tagged in label notes as 10 pristine gems of collaborative communication helmed by the Southern Californian sage, elegantly presented in his unique “Spiritual, Improvisational, Space Collage” style. And sounds like the improvisational part might feed and respond to the Space Collage: it's more jazz than set piece, like the tracks, never too long, might be scooping up something along the way, lighting in the bottle and vice-versa. Wonder if they play live, with loops, maybe? (I imme

Listening on headphones, I keep getting aerial glimpses of the Pacific Coast Highway, interspersed w more time in little caves and coves: an intimate, though airy, small group sound, always incl. Niño (percussion, sound design, editing, mixing) and I think always Jamael Dean on keys, with others sometims on drums, tenor and/or flute, synths, and voices (on one track: wordless ones, don't worry, of Laraaji and Sharada). Shabaka Hutchings, Dntel, Adam Rudolph, Aaron Shaw, a bunch of others, coming in and moving on, at least for a while, never too many at once.

First one to command my attention was "Nightswimming," then so many of the others that I gave up on linking a favorite in addition to the whole thing:
https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/more-energy-fields-current

― dow, Monday, May 31, 2021 4:57 PM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

Niño’s previous album on IA, Chicago Waves, is live if you’re curious! I think I described it as more like ambient/new age than jazz on the IA thread but I liked it a lot

― rob, Monday, May 31, 2021 5:08 PM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

Will check, thanks! Ambient/New Age usually puts me right to sleep, but this got me more awake.
Also, this one has *kind* of a DePlume vibe, or related appeal,anyway, but maybe earlier in the day or evening, and a little more spare?
https://alabasterdeplume.bandcamp.com/
- dow

dow, Thursday, 15 July 2021 17:29 (four months ago) link

also from RJ:
omg Dedicated to Saint Escrava Anastacia.
credits
released June 19, 2021

All instruments, vocalz, and synths performed, produced, recorded, arranged & mixed By Angel Bat Dawid.
https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/hush-harbor-mixtape-vol-1-doxology
First encounter w this, and don't know of course if it will seem as amazing now that I know what to expect (nothing like what I did expect from several titles, which is prob the point), but so far it's immediately compelling, often beguiling, with an eerie, tranquil intensity, and some shifting surfaces and perimeters (for inst, what's happening to the vocals going around the room---"I know I should be grateful"---in " 'Goree,' or Slave - Stick"---we also get the improbably redemption of overt Auto Tune sometimes, or maybe keys, emphasizing the inflection (of male group vocals? Or herself treated?) that suggests a African-Hebraic-Isalmic chain, rattling a little (the clarinet encourages this). One of the most affecting tracks is her untreated, a capella , "Bet"--followed, in a plausible way, by a calmly killer finale trilogy. None of this is an onslaught of sounds though; each room is only as full as need be. Seems like a rec to fans of adventurously historical clarinetists John Carter and Matana Roberts (her Coin Coin series, and maybe all of his Roots and Folklore: Episodes in the Development of American Folk Music, although the album from that I'm thinking of, and most familiar with, is Fields).

― dow,

dow, Thursday, 15 July 2021 17:33 (four months ago) link

^^ I'm really enjoying that one

sleeve, Thursday, 15 July 2021 17:37 (four months ago) link

Hush Harbor Mixtape is amazing, too bad I'm too late to pick up the tape
Quite an amazing label, starting to feel I can basically buy anything I happen to see out there

willem, Friday, 16 July 2021 08:12 (four months ago) link

Hush Harbor is great, been listening alot (and did order the tape!). Just saw this one dropped with very little info: https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/jps-myspace-beats

Not much info to go on as there's no digital release, only the 2xlp. It sounds like it's beats and tracks Jeff Parker has worked on over the years. I can't find internet documentation of much, but did find one of the tracks on his Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jeff-parker/supernat

city worker, Tuesday, 27 July 2021 17:19 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Has anyone received their Damon Locks vinyl? I think it was supposed to ship in July but there has been a delay?

Taliban! (PBKR), Monday, 23 August 2021 22:46 (three months ago) link

Bought it in a shop last weekend so it's out there!

willem, Tuesday, 24 August 2021 06:20 (three months ago) link

IA tweeted about pressing & shipping of LP's recently:

To Whom It May Concern: an update on vinyl pre-orders (Damon Locks, jaimie branch), pressing/shipping woes, challenges, commitments, ideals and other musings...

To Whom It May Concern: an update on vinyl pre-orders (Damon Locks, jaimie branch), pressing/shipping woes, challenges, commitments, ideals and other musings... pic.twitter.com/Q1VZkF0f7y

— International Anthem (@intlanthem) July 22, 2021



On the Damon Locks album:
(1) Damon Locks NOW LP's have been stuck customs in the US for the last couple of weeks.. So if you're waiting on this LP which we said would ship July 9th... The albums are out of jail soon. We’ll start shipping them as soon as they arrive in Chicago. Hopefully in 2-3 weeks max


So I hope/assume yours will arrive soon

willem, Tuesday, 24 August 2021 06:30 (three months ago) link

They just announced a new Irreversible Entanglements album, Open the Gates, out in November.

https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/open-the-gates

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 24 August 2021 10:40 (three months ago) link

Thanks, willem. I found something indicating a September 16 date so just a little longer.

Taliban! (PBKR), Tuesday, 24 August 2021 11:59 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I think this record is just incredible, so gorgeous, almost ambient:

https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/chicago-waves

sleeve, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 17:00 (two months ago) link

yep, that's my favorite IA release that I've heard. I have yet to buy the new Carlos Niño album but I plan to.

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 17:53 (two months ago) link

New Irreversible Entanglements out in Nov, on Don Giovanni/IA

dow, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 18:10 (two months ago) link

This label is just absolutely incredible, I don't know that I can pick just one favorite. The new Carlos Niño & Friends album is even better, to my ears anyway.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 19:23 (two months ago) link

I think this record is just incredible, so gorgeous, almost ambient:

https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/chicago-waves

I'd not heard this one. Wow, it's beautiful. First track reminds me of The Lark Ascending, somehow.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 9 September 2021 13:25 (two months ago) link

These guys have all of my money. Those ambient records are really nice, and I dig all of the projects Jaimie Branch is involved in (like the anteloper/tour beats record). But the Makaya McCraven records are still tops for me, especially Highly Rare.

three of the doctor's valuable bats are now dead (broom air), Thursday, 9 September 2021 14:07 (two months ago) link

xp willem or others who wanted that Angel Bat Dawid cassette: I noticed there are 25 copies in the bandcamp store as of today.

https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/hush-harbor-mixtape-vol-1-doxology

city worker, Thursday, 9 September 2021 14:22 (two months ago) link

Thanks cw! IA's IG account recently mentioned extra copies were to be brought to a live event and remaining copies would be sold through bandcamp. Sadly, the shipping costs to the EU are insane since there's only shipped from Chicago. Too bad. Still enjoy it through spotify though

willem, Thursday, 9 September 2021 18:10 (two months ago) link

So happy to finally get my hands on a physical copy of the Alabaster DePlume album today.

willem, Thursday, 9 September 2021 18:14 (two months ago) link

New Irreversible Entanglements out in Nov, on Don Giovanni/IA While we're waiting, the aforementioned Moor Mother alb is just out:
https://moormother.bandcamp.com/album/black-encyclopedia-of-the-air (This bandcamp also has her Brass collab w billy woods from Dec., which I just now noticed, d'oh!)

dow, Tuesday, 21 September 2021 02:52 (two months ago) link

BEN LAMAR GAY ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM
OPEN ARMS TO OPEN US

OUT NOVEMBER 19 VIA
INTERNATIONAL ANTHEM / NONESUCH

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR
“SOMETIMES I FORGET HOW SUMMER LOOKS ON YOU”

https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/open-arms-to-open-us

dow, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 17:23 (two months ago) link

it is the best thing i listened to this week. so good!

stirmonster, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 17:30 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

psyyyyyched to hear the rest of this dos santos album
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n23rl_6gdXM

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 7 October 2021 20:38 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

New Irreversible Entanglements is sounding pretty sick!

calzino, Wednesday, 17 November 2021 15:30 (one week ago) link

Waiting for my CD to get here in a couple of days, stoked to hear it. This label.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 17 November 2021 15:31 (one week ago) link

it's ridiculous how many extremely good albums from the last few years feature Luke Stewart as a bass player.

calzino, Wednesday, 17 November 2021 15:49 (one week ago) link

Yeah, the Irreversible Entanglements album is great, maybe my favorite IA release of the year.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 17 November 2021 16:08 (one week ago) link

Kicking myself for missing them at Big Ears. I saw Moor Mother's solo set, which was fiery, but not with the band.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 17 November 2021 16:10 (one week ago) link

Another huge thumbs up for Irreversible Entanglements.

stirmonster, Wednesday, 17 November 2021 16:33 (one week ago) link

Also stoked for the new solo guitar Jeff Parker record and the new Ben Lamar Gay, basically everything they put out is instant purchase imo.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 17 November 2021 16:39 (one week ago) link

late pass on angel bat dawid, this is liquid fire
https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/track/black-family-2

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Friday, 19 November 2021 14:05 (one week ago) link

Jeff Parker's new one is a solo acoustic folky thing, by the look of it. New Ben Lamar Gay is wonderful.

fetter, Friday, 19 November 2021 14:23 (one week ago) link

Still superenjoying City of Mirrors. Alma Cósmica is my fave track still but it has a very enjoyable vibe throughout. I’m making seeing them live a priority!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 22 November 2021 19:53 (one week ago) link

solo acoustic folky thing
it's solo but it's not acoustic or really folky

tylerw, Monday, 22 November 2021 20:33 (one week ago) link

Very excited about solo Parker, love the preview track (very patient and loop-based, duetting with himself)

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 22 November 2021 20:48 (one week ago) link


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