Jaimeo Brown’s Work Songs – amazing music from last year.
the follow-up to his Transcendence (2013) – amazingly moving and beautiful – check out the track ‘Be so Glad’. When I hear it my body rocks to the rhythm of labour in the fields.
Brown and guitarist Chris Sholar use sampled field recordings as integral to the music, and it works! Samples come from the cotton fields and prison farms of the Deep South as well as from Japan and India. Yet the music retains the history of those samples.