Absent Personae

by Kepla & DeForrest Brown Jr.

  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Absent Personae. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    releases September 29, 2017

      $10 USD  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl

    *Features Bonus Track (via download card)*

    On gorgeous 140g black vinyl housed in bespoke matte black jacket

    180g vinyl is a devil's myth

    Includes digital download of LP + Bonus Track:
    1. Absent Personae Postscript

    Mastered: Jeremy Cox
    Cut: Greg Reierson
    Artwork: Chris Boyd

    Includes digital pre-order of Absent Personae. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping out on or around September 29, 2017

      $18 USD or more 

     

about

'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."

Tracklist:
1. Crowding and Bubbling Landscapes of Deposited Bodies Suite I
2. Crowding and Bubbling Landscapes of Deposited Bodies Suite II
3. Crowding and Bubbling Landscapes of Deposited Bodies Suite III
4. Lost My Head (Feat. Embaci)
5. Crowding and Bubbling Landscapes of Deposited Bodies Suite IV
6. Crowding and Bubbling Landscapes of Deposited Bodies Suite V
7. Crowding and Bubbling Landscapes of Deposited Bodies Suite VI
8. Reflex And Bone Structure
9. Crowding and Bubbling Landscapes of Deposited Bodies Suite VII
10. Crowding and Bubbling Landscapes of Deposited Bodies Suite VIII
11. Absent Personae Postscript (vinyl edition bonus)

credits

releases September 29, 2017

Mastered: Jeremy Cox
Artwork: Chris Boyd

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