Matana Roberts
Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis
Constellation
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2019
LP
24.39
CST145LP
180gr vinyl, 12”x24” art prints
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Tracklist
1Jewels Of The Sky: Inscription
2As Far As The Eye Can See
3Trail Of The Smiling Sphinx
4Piddling
5Shoes Of Gold
6Wild Fire Bare
7Fit To Be Tied
8Her Mighty Waters Run
9All Things Beautiful
10In The Fold
11Raise Yourself Up
12Backbone Once More
13How Bright They Shine

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woman, Roberts calls upon numerous other voices – from her family’s history, her culture’s mythology – to create not historical documents but living artifacts of collective cultural memory: simultaneously disorienting and exhilarating in their chaotic multiplicity.”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