MLAMAR.COM has been completely redesigned and we are celebrating with a free download of my version of AUTUMN LEAVES. Just go to the right of this post under the store and enter your email address and you get the track delivered to your inbox.
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The new store features a digital download of my piece Negro Antichrist as well as my last album Souls on Lockdown. We also have a critical theory section with an essay about my work written by Brandon Peter Masterman. Coming in the next few weeks are two new music videos. The first is for my song Speculum Orum directed by Stephen Winter and then Negro Antichrist directed by myself and Taylor Clark.
I am so excited to announce for the first time here that the digital version of my new album Speculum Orum: Shackled to the Dead will be released Tuesday March 5th exclusively here on this site. The vinyl version will be avalible in early March. The album features a mix of studio recordings as well as recordings from my performance at Cathedral of Saint John The Divine a year ago. Sonically this is my greatest recording to date. It features sound design by Bryce Hackford and cello by Matthew Robinson. The album focuses a lot on the music written for my Speculum Orum piece which is a requiem for those lost during the trans-Atlantic slave trade as well as songs that continue the “lynching tree” themes as well as collective black trauma under white supremacy. Speculum Orum refers to the scissor-shaped device used on slave ships to force-feed Africans who had refused food.
Welcome to my new home!!
2. In The Belly Of The Ship 5:37
3. Unloved and Unwanted 4:41
4. Swinging Low 4:44
5. Negro Antichrist 4:27
6. Speculum Orum 4:18
7. They Hung Her On the Deck 5:07
8. Trying to Leave My Body 3:57
9. Motherless Child 4:24
10. Deep River 3:49