Damon Locks & Black Monument Ensemble's NOW on vinyl LP pressing available at REB Records today

Black Monument Ensemble - NOW

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Vinyl LP pressing. Damon Locks & Black Monument Ensemble's previous album, their 2018 debut Where Future Unfolds, had a best new music in Pitchfork, was a Top 50 Album of the Year in Wire Magazine, and was BBC DJ Gilles Peterson's unequivocal Favorite Album of the Year. NOW is the band's much anticipated follow-up, which carries on their unique brand of Choir-fronted Hip-Hop-meets-Gospel/Jazz Liberation Music ' very much a modern day echo of the Harlem Freedom Singers and/or Eddie Gale's Black Rhythm Happening. This new one is a bit heavier on the beats and drum machines, sounding almost like Public Enemy/Bomb Squad working with ESG. Clarinetist Angel Bat Dawid and cornet player Ben LaMar Gay are heavily featured on this album.

Tracks

  1. Now (Forever Momentary Space)
  2. The People vs The Rest of Us
  3. Keep Your Mind Free
  4. Barbara Jones-Hogu and Elizabeth Catlett Discuss Liberation
  5. Movement And You
  6. The Body Is Electric