Moor Mother Announces New Album, Shares New Song Featuring Pink Siifu

    Camae Ayewa has announced her next album as Moor MotherBlack Encyclopedia of the Air is out September 17 via her new label Anti-. To accompany the announcement, Moor Mother has today shared a new single called ‘Obsidian’, which features Pink Siifu and arrives with an Ari Marcopoulos–directed video. Check it out below and scroll down for the album’s cover artwork and tracklist.

    According to Moor Mother, ‘Obsidian’ is about “thinking about one’s proximity to violence. Thinking about violence in the home. Violence in communities.” Of the video, Marcopoulous added, “We decided to start the video in front of Alice and John Coltrane’s house. Nuff said. I could elaborate if you want me too. But it’s the spirit right there.”

    Moor Mother recorded Black Encyclopedia of the Air at home in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic, working alongside soundscape artist and producer Olof Melander. Last month, she previewed the album with the track ‘Zami’.

    Black Encyclopedia of the Air Tracklist: 

    Black Encyclopedia of the Air Tracklist:

    1. Temporal Control Of Light Echoes
    2. Mangrove [feat. Elucid & Antonia Gabriela]
    3. Race Function [feat. Brother May]
    4. Shekere [feat. Lojii]
    5. Vera Hall [feat. Bfly]
    6. Obsidian [feat. Pink Siifu]
    7. Iso Fonk
    8. Rogue Waves
    9. Made a Circle [feat. Nappy Nina, Maassai, Antonia Gabriela & Orion Sun]
    10. Tarot [feat. Yatta]
    11. Nighthawk Of Time [feat. Black Quantum Futurism]
    12. Zami
    13. Clock Fight [feat. Elaine Mitchner & Dudu Kouate]

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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