Very out-there, blistering, uncompromising tracks from this autumn's Moor Mother album Black Encyclopedia Of The Air (-Anti) are streaming. Joining the US breakthrough avant poet-performer is experimental UK vocalist, BBC Radio 3 presenter, and newly announced Wigmore Hall artist Elaine Mitchener heard on the excellent springtime album Some Good News who guests on 'Clock Fight' although that track so far isn't available. Listening to what is available all I can think of is Sun Ra, Jayne Cortez, and maybe The Last Poets in the sound with an intensity within the internal drama of the by times hip-hop laced work as jumping-off points but then all bets and guesses are to be completely set aside.
For now check out ‘Obsidian’ and 'Zami' named after Audre Lorde's 1982 book Zami: A New Spelling of My Name.
Album featured artists also include Elucid, Antonia Gabriela, Brother May, Lojii, Bfly, Pink Siifu, Nappy Nina, Maassai, Orion Sun, Yatta, Black Quantum Futurism and Dudu Kouate.
Moor Mother, who also guests on the latest Sons of Kemet album Black to the Future, is pictured top. Photo: -Anti