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Deluxe 180gram LP pressed at Optimal (Germany) comes in a jacket printed on uncoated 20pt/400gsm paperboard with the inside of the jacket finished in black ink and the vinyl housed in an audiophile polylined black paper inner dust sleeve. The LP edition includes a pair of full colour 12”x24” pull-out art prints featuring collages of Matana’s graphic scores on one side, with credits/liner notes and additional artwork on the other, printed on uncoated140M archival paper. Includes digital download card. Artwork by Matana Roberts.

CD comes in a custom mini-gatefold paperboard jacket printed on uncoated paperboard with an an inner dust sleeve for the disc. Artwork by Matana Roberts.

CST145

COIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis Matana Roberts

Release date: 18 October 2019

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Matana Roberts returns with the much-anticipated fourth installment of her hugely innovative, profoundly iconoclastic and rightly acclaimed COIN COIN project. Roberts deftly weaves a sonic tapestry of African-American ethnography and history with strands of jazz, blues, free improv, afro-futurism, traditionals, spoken word and avant-garde composition – always guided by her powerfully personal/universal narratives and wholehearted, singular artistic spirit.

“Roberts isn’t just a storyteller, musician, ethnographer, historian, bandleader, arranger, improviser, or activist. She plays all of those roles, yes; collectively, they power one of the most provocative ongoing bodies of work by any American musician.” – Pitchfork

“Throughout the [Coin Coin]project thus far, Roberts has used her music as a medium through which to explore the liminal zones between lore and history that define the ways in which we understand ourselves in the present. Primarily interrogating her own sense of identity as an African American woman, Roberts calls upon numerous other voices – from her family’s history, her culture’s mythology – to create not historical documents but living artifacts of collective cultural memory: simultaneously disorienting and exhilarating in their chaotic multiplicity.” – The Quietus

Click here to read an in-depth interview with Matana at Tiny Mix Tapes

Tracklist

1. jewels of the sky: inscription
2. as far as eyes can see
3. trail of the smiling sphinx
4. piddling
5. shoes of gold
6. wild fire bare
7. fit to be tied
8. her mighty waters run
9. all things beautiful
10. in the fold
11. raise yourself up
12. backbone once more
13. how bright they shine

Packaging Notes

Deluxe 180gram LP pressed at Optimal (Germany) comes in a jacket printed on uncoated 20pt/400gsm paperboard with the inside of the jacket finished in black ink and the vinyl housed in an audiophile polylined black paper inner dust sleeve. The LP edition includes a pair of full colour 12”x24” pull-out art prints featuring collages of Matana’s graphic scores on one side, with credits/liner notes and additional artwork on the other, printed on uncoated140M archival paper. Includes digital download card. Artwork by Matana Roberts.

CD comes in a custom mini-gatefold paperboard jacket printed on uncoated paperboard with an an inner dust sleeve for the disc. Artwork by Matana Roberts.

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