matana roberts: 'coin coin' and other things

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me too. the bit i listened to on sonnedclod was a wee bit scary and some kinda sublime
(link to flac d/l)

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

eight 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 (five years 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 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Coin Coin Chapter Two is astonishing.

Merdeyeux, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 12:43 (four years ago) Permalink

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

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

Definitely one of my favourites this year

tsrobodo, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 15:08 (four years ago) Permalink

this rules

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

This is a strange and wonderful album.

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

two months pass...

this is great.

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

eleven months pass...


♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Monday, 19 January 2015 13:50 (three years ago) Permalink

leaked a few weeks ago, it's great.

ANU (sisilafami), Monday, 19 January 2015 17:26 (three years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

She has released another record this year. It's two tracks of just her on the saxophone, very stark stuff, and it's great.

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Saturday, 26 September 2015 20:44 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah that one's good

j., Saturday, 26 September 2015 20:48 (two years ago) Permalink

going to see her in a fairly small venue in a couple of weeks, excited about that one

Ray Chard (NickB), Saturday, 26 September 2015 20:50 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Thinking of going to see her in a couple of weeks. Has anyone seen her recently? Or know what this tour may entail? E.g., just her and a sax? I can't seem to find much info online. Her albums are great - curious to hear how they translate to a live performance, or if her live shows are more improvisational.

Federico Boswarlos, Tuesday, 9 May 2017 18:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

I saw her a few weeks ago, opening for Supersilent in NYC. The show I saw was just her and the saxophone, though she sometimes brings pedals, video projections, etc. If it's just her, expect short improvised pieces and plenty of audience engagement - personal stories and monologues which lead into and out of the music, and she sometimes does this thing where she gets the audience to hum at a specific pitch, conducting them up and down with arm gestures and using that hum as the basis for improvisation. It's a lot of fun and really cool.

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 9 May 2017 18:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

Cool, that sounds great! I'm going to try and go.

Federico Boswarlos, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 20:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

I just got hip to "Coin Coin" in the last few months, probably becuz if you had told me that one of the best jazz records in recent memory was coming out on Constellation my eyes would have rolled so hard they would have fallen out of my head and out into the street where they would have tripped people, but so the record is amazing.

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 21:08 (eight months ago) Permalink

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