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Moor Mother explores 'Black Encyclopedia Of The Air' on forthcoming album

It will be released in September

  • Words: Jemima Skala | Photo: UV Lucas
  • 11 July 2021
Moor Mother explores 'Black Encyclopedia Of The Air' on forthcoming album

Moor Mother this week announced details of her newest album ‘Black Encyclopedia Of The Air’. It will be released on September 17 via ANTI-.

‘Obsidian’ is the newest single from the album. Featuring rapper Pink Siifu, Moor Mother has said the track is about present, immediate danger: “thinking about one’s proximity to violence. Thinking about violence in the home. Violence in communities.”

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Recorded in her home at the start of the Coronavirus lockdown, ‘Black Encyclopedia Of The Air’ is a collaboration between Moor Mother and the soundscape artist and producer Olof Melander.

Last month, Moor Mother shared the first track from the album, ‘Zami’, named after the influential biomythography by Audre Lorde.

Watch the video for ‘Obsidian’ below and preorder the album here.


‘Black Encyclopedia of the Air’ tracklist:

1. Temporal Control Of Light Echoes

2. Mangrove (feat. Elucid & Antonia Gabriela)

3. Race Function (Feat. Brother May)

4. Shekere (Feat. Lojii)

5. Vera Hall (Feat. Bfly)

6. Obsidian (Feat. Pink Siifu)

7. Iso Fonk

8. Rogue Waves

9. Made a Circle (Feat. Nappy Nina, Maassai, Antonia Gabriela & Orion Sun)

10. Tarot (Feat. Yatta)

11. Nighthawk Of Time (Feat. Black Quantum Futurism)

12. Zami

13. Clock Fight (Feat. Elaine Mitchner & Dudu Kouate)

Jemima Skala is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor. Follow her on Twitter

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