Published Nov 18, 2014Experimental songwriter Matana Roberts is charting off into conceptual territory again, having just announced the third instalment of her Coin Coin project arrives early next year. Coin Coin Chapter Three: river run thee lands February 3 through Constellation Records.
A press release notes that while 2011's Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de couleur libres and last year's Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile were "genre-exploding ensemble works," this latest effort was performed solo.
The set is said to be inspired by a road trip Roberts took through the American South earlier this year, with the experience yielding field recordings later to be used on the LP. As with Chapter One, the album was recorded at Montreal's Hotel2Tango studio with Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, with the results described as "a hallucinatory and hypnotic soundworld" built around sung and spoken vocals, saxophone, effects pedals and tape loops. The album also samples a Malcom X speech and uses portions of "Star Spangled Banner" and "My Country Tis of Thee."
Like her previous LPs, the sessions were highly improvisational and play out as a larger piece.
You'll find the set's "always say your name" and "nema, nema, nema" in the player down below.
Coin Coin Chapter Three: river run thee:
1. all is written
2. the good book says
3. clothed to the land, worn by the sea
4. dreamer of dreams
5. always say your name
6. nema, nema, nema
7. a single man o'war
8. as years roll by
9. this land is yours
10. come away
11. with me seek