Produced a solo recording of myself & brotha’ Roscoe Mitchell going “Blacc Berzerk” at the sovereign Acklam Village. Dragged in the ace David Ross as sound engineer. Singular & seismic – superior standard stratospherics & the chaos of zen. Coming out as Evolutionary Events on my label Ethnicity Against the Error.
A daily duel with deprivation ….. I guess you have to fuckin’ chortle, when elite art activists have to borrow their instruments – & borrow a bathroom to record in (literally! No kidding! No exaggeration!).
They want to Kevin fucking Eastman my arse!!! ><
The ever narrowing noose – & the dexterity & guile required to constantly slip its stricture…..争闘!
closing the LCMF Festival at Wigmore Hall as a four-piece was a life well. Restraints on volume due to acoustics meant I had to forgo histrionics & ferocity, plumbing instead for lashings of arrant Avant otherworld & ornate ethnoglyphic abstrusions. The superb African percussionist Dudù Kouate was a fantastic counterpart, with exchange & closely-cohered interaction throughout – & between us – we had enough African, Chinese & Silk Road percussion to stock a souk! The entire performance was expertly recorded, so an album is inevitable. Some video footage will arrive shortly once edited.
Commencing further recording sessions with Niles Asheber again … one of the original Sankofaz, & a stalwart of my “special prosecutions task-force” – Citizens of Nowhere, who joined the hunting party for the incendiary Revolt Against State Stimulated Stockholm Syndrome/No Justice = Justification double album.