• This website page requires you to be 18 years or older to enter. Please enter you date of birth to continue.

    Please enable JavaScript to use this site.

Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble: Where Future Unfolds: Deluxe Edition Vinyl LP

Where Future Unfolds: Deluxe Edition Vinyl LP

Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble

  • US$33.99
    Delivery from US$10.63

    * Delivery cost to United States of America (based on your detected location) for a single item. Adding multiple items to your order can reduce the cost per item. Choosing a different delivery option can change the cost per item. Final delivery cost will be shown in order review page.

  • Release Date 18 November 2022
  • In Stock
Product code
IARC25LP
Format
Vinyl LP
Label
International Anthem Recording Co.

The vinyl edition of Where Future Unfolds will be quite deluxe... Featuring art by Damon Locks, the 140-gram LP comes in a heavyweight tip-on jacket coated in metallic gold foil, and our standard dome-patterned inner-sleeve and Japanese-style obi strip.

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.

Damon Locks is a Chicago-based visual artist, educator, vocalist, musician, and deejay. Known for decades of different projects in Chicago’s underground music scenes, Locks’s CV starts in the late 1980s with the band Trenchmouth (which featured Fred Armisen on drums) and is highlighted by work with The Eternals (coled by Trenchmouth bandmate Wayne Montana), Rob Mazurek’s Exploding Star Orchestra, collaborations with Nicole Mitchell, Ben LaMar Gay, and many others. In recent years Locks has traversed almost every media discipline… including sound/animation work using unheard Sun Ra recordings from Experimental Sound Studio’s archive (with Terri Kapsalis, Wayne Montana, and Rob Shaw); various collaborations with contemporary dancers & choreographers including Onye Ozuzu, Ayesha Jaco (of Move Me Soul), and Anna Martine Whitehead (on presentations & workshops with the Detroit Justice Center); participating in artist residencies at The New Quorum in New Orleans (alongside Nicole Mitchell, Lisa E Harris, Wadada Leo Smith, and others); teaching work with incarcerated artists for the Prison and Neighborhood Arts Project at Stateville maximum security prison; and producing album artwork for several International Anthem releases, including Makaya McCraven’s Universal Beings, Irreversible Entanglements, and more.

Tracks
Side A
1 Statement of Intent / Black Monument Theme  
2 Sounds Like Now  
3 Solar Power  
4 Rebuild A Nation  
5 Which I Believe It Will  
Tracks
Side B
1 Which I Believe I Am  
2 The Colors That You Bring  
3 The Future?  
4 Power  
5 From A Spark To A Fire  

More products from Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble

Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble: NOW: Black Vinyl LP
Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble
NOW: Black Vinyl LP
Vinyl LP
US$29.99
In Stock