matana roberts: 'coin coin' and other things

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this rules

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

This is a strange and wonderful album.

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

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 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

this is great.

Daniel, Esq 2, Friday, 31 January 2014 03:01 (six years ago) link

eleven months pass...


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

leaked a few weeks ago, it's great.

ANU (sisilafami), Monday, 19 January 2015 17:26 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

yeah that one's good

j., Saturday, 26 September 2015 20:48 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

Federico Boswarlos, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 20:56 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

two years pass...’-river-run-thee

j., Wednesday, 19 June 2019 04:15 (one year ago) link

Chapter 4 coming in October.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 11:19 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

I saw Matana in a church in east London yesterday evening. It was mostly a modular synth set with a few bits of organ and some (not enough!) bluesy sax. It wasn't entirely successful: the bed she set up wasn't that interesting and the weird sound mix meant we couldn't really hear her. Some of this was intentional 'drowning' of voices (I think) but it was an odd set-up. There was a section where she started a call-and-response, with the audience intoning 'our souls'; this being east London, it quite quickly became 'arseholes', which detracted from the mood a bit. Who knows - perhaps it was meant to be a Derek and Clive tribute?

Short version: lovely venue, a pleasure to be in her company, not entirely successful.

Life is a meaningless nightmare of string (Chinaski), Saturday, 5 October 2019 19:47 (eleven months ago) link


j., Thursday, 17 October 2019 05:17 (eleven months ago) link

I like what I've heard from it

Dan S, Thursday, 17 October 2019 05:32 (eleven months ago) link

so ready for this!

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 17 October 2019 07:23 (eleven months ago) link

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