Lived a deviL is social sound art that plays like a dubbed-out, Afrofuturist beat-tape of half-remembered dreams. It is available now as a digital download and limited edition cassette. released June 18, 2021 Allen Moore - Turntables, Hand Casted Records, Synthesizers, Fender Rhodes, Voice, Computer Written and performed by Allen Moore Produced and arranged by P.M. Tummala Mastered by Alex Inglizian at Experimental Sound Studio Design by Common Name license all rights reserved Dimensions: 4 × 2½ × ½" Materials: Cassette tape
Allen Moore (Logan Square)
Allen Moore is a visual and sound artist from Robbins, Illinois, near Chicago’s South Side, whose work converses with the signifiers of African-American culture. At the heart of his practice is graphite, which he often uses in his drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Working with this material in his visual work led him to hand casting records with graphite, creating warped mirrors of old soul records. These graphite records served as the foundation for sound art pieces and live performances with Moore using up to four turntables to create collages of hypnotic textures and rhythms that resonate like hymns of fractured nostalgia.
Monastral presents Lived a deviL, his second album following 2019’s self-released Solar Church. The recent studio sessions proved to be a catharsis from the isolation of quarantine, the collective anger that led to last year’s protests, and the shade of hope that followed. For these recordings, produced and arranged by P.M. Tummala, Moore expanded his palette to include records cast from graphite and okra leaves, synthesizers, Fender Rhodes, and samples that narrate tragedies of famous and lesser-known Black historical figures. The resulting body of fully formed songs, hazy interludes, and improvised loops and drones capture an artist navigating the distance between joy and heartbreak, structure and formlessness, and finding an inner peace in the tumult of history.
Released June 18, 2021
Allen Moore - Turntables, Hand Casted Records, Synthesizers, Fender Rhodes, Voice, Computer
Written and performed by Allen Moore Produced and arranged by P.M. Tummala Mastered by Alex Inglizian at Experimental Sound Studio Design by Common Name license all rights reserved
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