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a bitter but beautiful struggle

by Speaker Music

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    Cassette + Digital Album

    pro-duplicated to cassette with imprinted graphics, housed in full color J-Card and Norelco case

    Cassette shell design: Geng
    JCard design: Ting Ding
    Painting: Luz Angélica Fernández

    **Limited Edition of 50**
    **Includes digital download**
    **Includes PDFs of essays by DeForrest Brown, Jr. ('How the Dance Music Industry Failed Black Artists – Mixmag – October 21st 2020') and Martin Luther King, Jr. ('The World House')

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    **LAST 4 COPIES**

    pro-duplicated to black shell cassette with imprinted graphics and yellow leader, housed in full color J-Card and Norelco case

    Cassette shell design: Geng
    JCard design: Ting Ding
    Painting: Luz Angélica Fernández

    **Includes digital download**
    **Includes PDFs of essays by DeForrest Brown, Jr. ('How the Dance Music Industry Failed Black Artists – Mixmag – October 21st 2020') and Martin Luther King, Jr. ('The World House')

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about

Rhythmanalyst DeForrest Brown, Jr. (aka Speaker Music) presents the soundtrack "a bitter but beautiful struggle," an A/V film with cinematography and editing by his partner Ting Ding 丁汀 (HECHA / 做). Originally premiered at Somerset House in London, "a bitter but beautiful struggle" was filmed using a combination of web cameras, open source broadcasting software, and cinematic editing to create an extended multi-textural music video that corresponds with Brown, Jr's music, drawing upon the themes of in his 2020 album Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry, created in response to the Black Lives Matter movement and the four hundred year long history of African American music, community development and liberation movements. The film was also screened throughout 2021 at SónarCCCB, Rewire Festival, and Centre d´Art Contemporain Geneve.

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released November 6, 2020

Recorded and produced by DeForrest Brown, Jr.
Cover Design by Ting Ding
Painting by Luz Angélica Fernández

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counter-industrial purveyors of weaponized media and information | PTP (aka Purple Tape Pedigree aka Power Through People aka Protect The Peace) is a collective + label

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