'Absent Personae' is a collaboration between Liverpool-based sound artist, Jon Davies aka Kepla, and New York-based media theorist and music writer, DeForrest Brown Jr. Following in the style of verbatim theater, Brown – through private recordings in various urban public environments – recalls a palpable though unseen trauma while wading amidst Davies’ digital processing of found social media audio. The result is a psychopolitical meditation on Black America as a (de)territorialized subject.
“'Absent Personae' was commissioned by Electronic Voice Phenomena as an interstitial spectre in transition, resonating with the sinister politics of pseudo-science histories, while speculating on identity as evasion and persona without orientation.
The piece is a post-industrial Dérive considering the psychological liminal zones between old and new industry and urbanity, the changing landscapes of labor: a fractured genealogical memory trace obscured by intercepted signals and the liquidating flux of late capitalism."
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this is exquisite! sublime. at the moment I couldn't pick a favourite. but I have a new chill out album. there's a jazz lilt to the drums, not a lot, just enough. This has given me faith!! I'm impressed & grateful, & lucky I found it! 🙏🙃 andybeagle
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2020 is her year, as she continues with this extensive catalogue of releases during probably the most difficult year many of us have ever faced. Much appreciation to your amazing output Camae. Gavin Hellyer