Where Future Unfolds

by Damon Locks - Black Monument Ensemble

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    140-gram red-in-black color in color vinyl LP (pressed by Pallas) in a heavyweight tip-on gatefold jacket *coated in metallic gold foil* (printed by Stoughton) with our standard dome-patterned inner-sleeve, and our Japanese-style obi strip. Product shots forthcoming...

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about

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.

credits

released May 31, 2019

Musicians:
Angel Bat Dawid (clarinets), Dana Hall (drums, percussion), Damon Locks (electronics, bells, voice), Arif Smith (percussion).

Singers:
Phillip Armstrong, Monique Golding, Rayna Golding (on "Rebuild A Nation"), Eric McCarter, Tramaine Parker, Lauren Robinson.

Dancers:
Anna Martine Whitehead, Raven Lewis (Move Me Soul), Cheyenne Spencer (Move Me Soul), Mary Thomas (Move Me Soul), Bryonna Young (Move Me Soul), Tiarra Young (Move Me Soul).

Lyrics & Compositions by: Damon Locks.

Recorded & Mixed by: Charlie Mammoser.
Mastered by: Casey Rice & David Allen.

Costumes Designed by: Jamie Hayes at Production Mode.
Photography by: Daris Jasper & Chris Hershman

Album Art by: Damon Locks
Layout & Liner Design by: Craig Hansen

Recorded Live at Garfield Park Conservatory, as part of Red Bull Music Festival, Chicago, November 15th, 2018.

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