Khalab – Black Noise 2084 [On the Corner]
This week on Morning Mari* our album of the week is Black Noise by Khalab. Released via On The Corner on 20th July 2018. Khalab has summoned a futuristic afro-centric soundscape by weaving a poly-phonic tapestry of future bass, jazz and field recordings. From dystopian roots, the beat marabout Khalab has led his assembly of messengers to invoke this myth of cathartic liberation.
‘Black Noise 2084’ features the voices of musical voyagers seeking new pathways: Shabaka Hutchings, Moses Boyd, Tamar “The Collocutor” Osborn, the master Gabin Dabire, Tenesha The Wordsmith, Tommaso Cappellato, Prince Buju and Clap! Clap!
‘Black Noise 2084’ casts aside the worn and surface level cliché of black music being soul music. Khalab guides us to the beginning of a journey, the journey of rhythms and he takes us within earshot of the voices and spirits that carried them. Soul gained over aeons of terror and forced transportation, soul driving survival against systematic oppression, wholesale against a people. Khalab looks to the noise, the messages, the spirits, and evokes the light of ‘Black Noise 2084’ out of darkness.
01 Father and Grandpa Ft. Gabin Dabir
02 Black Noise Ft. Tenesha The Wordsmith
03 Dense Ft. Shabaka Hutchings and Tommaso Cappellato
05 Yaka Muziek
06 Bafia Ft. Tamar Osborn
08 Shouts Ft. Prince Buju
09 Cannavaro Ft. Clap! Clap!
10 Dawn Ft. Moses Boyd