Matana Roberts#45

Portrait von Matana Roberts
  1. Alice Coltrane – Journey to Satchidananda
  2. Julius Hemphill Sextet – The Hard Blues
  3. Curtis Mayfield – We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue
  4. Karlheinz Stockhausen – Klavierstück 1 
  5. Betta Riddim – Riton and Kahlo
  6. Town and Country – C’mon
  7. Arvo Pärt – Fratres
  8. Enny ft. Jorja Smith – Peng Black Girls Remix
  9. Disclosure – Energy
  10. Hot 8 Brass Band – Sexual Healing
  11. Mulatu Astatke – Tezeta

“At my artistic core, I am firmly dedicated to creating a unique and very personal body of sound work that speaks to, and reminds people of all walks of life to reach, stand up, give voice, regardless of difference, created from mere labels of intellectual classification. In my ideal world the idea of ‘difference’, is an illusion designed only for modern economic division and elitist intellectual hierarchy. Through my life‘s work, I stand creatively in defiance.”
–Matana Roberts

We’ve had the honour of working with Matana now for over ten years, across the first four chapters of her Coin Coin opus. Her compositions are astounding, her process sui generis, and her musicianship is in a class of its own. She is a colleague, an ally, and a friend and we look forward to the next ten years of working together.
– Don Wilkie, Constellation Records