Damon Locks' Black Monument Ensemble announce new album 'NOW'; watch the video for the title track
Originally conceived as a medium for Chicago-based multi-media artist/activist Damon Locks’s sample-based sound collage work, Black Monument Ensemble (BME) has evolved from a solo mission into a vibrant collective of artists, musicians, singers, and dancers making work with common goals of joy, compassion, and intention.
Following the release of 'Where Future Unfolds' (2019), the group now announce their new album 'NOW', released digitally on April 9th and with physical copies following in July, via International Anthem. Players include Ben LaMar Gay, Angel Bat Dawid, Dana Hall, and Arif Smith, amongst others. Pre-order via Bandcamp. From the press release:
Watch the video for the lead single 'NOW (Forever Momentary Space)' below.
Damon Locks' Black Monument Ensemble will perform live at Le Guess Who? 2021. Other artists performing at the 14th edition of the festival are Matana Roberts, Midori Takada, Alabaster dePlume, DJ Lycox, Pink Siifu, SPAZA, and many more.