matana roberts: 'coin coin' and other things

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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 suffering...save string (Chinaski), Saturday, 5 October 2019 19:47 (nine months ago) link

https://matana-roberts.bandcamp.com/album/coin-coin-chapter-four-memphis

friday!

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

I like what I've heard from it

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

so ready for this!

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


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