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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

Format
  • 180gLP+MP3
  • 180gLP+WAV
  • CD+MP3
  • MP3
  • WAV

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Matana Roberts returns with the fourth chapter of her extraordinary Coin Coin series – a project that has deservedly garnered the highest praise and widespread critical acclaim for its fierce aesthetic originality and unflinching narrative power. The first three Coin Coin albums, issued from 2011-2015, charted diverse pathways of modern/avant composition — Roberts calls it “panoramic sound quilting” — and ranged sequentially from large band to sextet to solo, unified by Roberts’ archival and often deeply personal research into legacies of the American slave trade and ancestries of American identity/experience. Roberts also emphasizes non-male subjects and thematises these other-gendered stories with a range of vocal and verbal techniques: singspeak, submerged glossolalic recitation, guttural cathartic howl, operatic voice, gentle lullaby, group chant, and the recuperation of various American folk traditionals and spirituals, whether surfacing in fragmentary fashion or as unabridged set-pieces. The root of this vocality comes from her dedication to the legacy of her main chosen instrument, the alto saxophone.

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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