Where Future Unfolds is a work spirited by Chicago-based sound & visual artist Damon Locks. 140 gram black vinyl LP (pressed by Pallas, with new lacquers cut by Daniel K at SST) in a heavyweight gatefold reverse board jacket, with artwork insert sheet, IARC dome-patterned inner-sleeve, and our Japanese-style obi strip.

Cat No: IARC0025LP
Format: LP, Gatefold
Country: USA

Where Future Unfolds is a work spirited by Chicago-based sound & visual artist Damon Locks. 140 gram black vinyl LP (pressed by Pallas, with new lacquers cut by Daniel K at SST) in a heavyweight gatefold reverse board jacket, with artwork insert sheet, IARC dome-patterned inner-sleeve, and our Japanese-style obi strip.

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Listen to: Where Future Unfolds

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1. Statement of Intent / Black Monument Theme
05:45
2. Sounds Like Now
06:25
3. Solar Power
05:54
4. Rebuild a Nation
02:40
5. Which I Believe It Will
03:04
6. Which I Believe I Am
01:13
7. The Colors That You Bring
05:54
8. The Future?
04:32
9. Power
04:57
10. From a Spark to a Fire
06:12

Item Description

Where Future Unfolds is a new work spirited by Chicago-based sound & visual artist Damon Locks. Starting as a solo sound collage piece (where Locks pulled samples from Civil Rights era speeches and recordings to create an improvisational pallet for performance on his drum machine), over 4 years the project has blossomed into his 15-piece Black Monument Ensemble – featuring musicians (including Angel Bat Dawid on clarinets and Dana Hall on drums), singers (alumni of the Chicago Children’s Choir), and dancers (members of Chicago youth dance company Move Me Soul). Where Future Unfolds is a live capture of the ensemble’s epic debut at the Garfield Park Botanical Conservatory on the West Side of Chicago. Recalling the spirits of Phil Cohran’s Artistic Heritage Ensemble, Eddie Gale’s Black Rhythm Happening, Archie Shepp’s Attica Blues, and Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, the album presents an inspired, innovative & immediate intersection of gospel, jazz, activism & 808 breaks.

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Musicians:
Angel Bat Dawid (clarinets)
Dana Hall (drums, percussion)
Damon Locks (electronics, bells, voice)
Arif Smith (percussion)

Singers:
Phillip Armstrong
Monique Golding
Rayna Golding (on “Rebuild A Nation”)
Eric McCarter
Tramaine Parker
Lauren Robinson

Dancers:
Anna Martine Whitehead
Raven Lewis (Move Me Soul)
Cheyenne Spencer (Move Me Soul)
Mary Thomas (Move Me Soul)
Bryonna Young (Move Me Soul)
Tiarra Young (Move Me Soul)