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Matana Roberts

Raise Yourself Up/Backbone Once More/How Bright They Shine

Constellation
A mashed together edit of three tracks gives us a taste of what’s to come in the fourth chapter of Matana Roberts’ ongoing ethnographic musical exploration of African-American history, 'COIN COIN'. From the sounds of this wild track, this next part (subtitled ‘Memphis’) is perhaps the broadest yet in terms of timbre. Rocking drum rolls and distorted licks underpin spiritual chants and some of Roberts’ most emotionally explosive sax blasts yet.
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