RIYL: Ornette Coleman, Shabaka and the Ancestors, Nduduzo Makhathini

Label: On The Corner

When asked about his new full-length Dialectic Soul, South African jazz drummer Asher Gamedze says, “Fundamentally, it is about the reclamation of the historical imperative. It is about the dialect of the soul & the spirit while it moves through history. The soul is dialectic. Motion is imperative. We keep moving.” Alongside Asher Gamedze on drums is Thembinkosi Mavimbela (bass), Buddy Wells (tenor sax), Robin Fassie-Kock (trumpet) and Nono Nkoane on vocals. This is an ensemble to be reckoned with, ladies and gents. In one beat, the band can go from a swing into an all-out brawl, creating a space to feel every emotion under the sun. Anger, sadness, relief, elation and everything in between. Then in one breath, Nkoane’s vocal arrangements can stop time. It’s a wonderful listen if you have an hour to spare.

Only 150 copies were cut to wax and less than 20 copies remain on Asher’s Bandcamp page HERE. Stateside buyers can grab the wax from Forced Exposure after the ‘buy’ link. Listen to some of the tracks below and snag one of the remaining copies after the ‘buy’ link.

The Details

The Limited Pre-Order, including numbered art prints sold-out with the release of 'state of emergence' EP. The pre-order for the Limited Double LP / CD is available now [150 copies on Bandcamp]. 'State of Emergence' Suite and 'Interregnum' are immediately downloadable with physical orders.

'Dialectic Soul', the debut LP from drummer Asher Gamedze is now up for pre-order. 5*, 'Incredible' and 'LP of the Year' reviews are already arriving. Robin D.G. Kelley wrote that "it will render you completely incapacitated for the rest of the day. It's a piece of music that you'll not forget".

Shipping out on or around July 10, 2020.

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