DAMON LOCKS BLACK MONUMENT ENSEMBLE - WHERE FUTURE UNFOLDS VINYL (DELUXE ED. GATEFOLD)
DELUXE EDITION HEAVYWEIGHT GOLD-FOIL JACKET GATEFOLD VINYL
Release Date: 19th July 2019
The Chicago-based sound and visual-artist Damon Locks and his 15-piece Black Monument Ensemble bring forth the incredible album Where Future Unfolds. The record intersperses jazz, gospel, left-field electronica, and samples from Civil Rights era speeches and recordings to create a scintillating sound collage!
For Fans Of: Makaya McCraven, Jamila Woods, Alfa Mist, Nérija
"Where Future Unfolds is a new work spirited by Chicago-based sound & visual artist Damon Locks. Starting as a solo sound collage piece (where Locks pulled samples from Civil Rights era speeches and recordings to create an improvisational pallet for performance on his drum machine), over 4 years the project has blossomed into his 15-piece Black Monument Ensemble – featuring musicians (including Angel Bat Dawid on clarinets and Dana Hall on drums), singers (alumni of the Chicago Children's Choir), and dancers (members of Chicago youth dance company Move Me Soul). Where Future Unfolds is a live capture of the ensemble's epic debut at the Garfield Park Botanical Conservatory on the West Side of Chicago. Recalling the spirits of Phil Cohran's Artistic Heritage Ensemble, Eddie Gale's Black Rhythm Happening, Archie Shepp's Attica Blues, and Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, the album presents an inspired, innovative & immediate intersection of gospel, jazz, activism & 808 breaks."