The Garner Poems

by Mourning [A] BLKstar

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Creating songs of both eulogy and revolution, the expansion of 21st century black consciousness is felt in waves through Ohio’s Mourning [A] BLKstar. A force that has deep conviction, purpose, and weight, songs are voiced through the a lens of chopped up drum grooves, stark melodies, washed-out synth tones, and historic sample pulls. On “The Garner Poems” the group traffics their signature gritty strain of DIY Afrofuturist soul music, balancing hip-hop production techniques with lo-fi experimentation to create a sonic suite that eulogizes victims of police brutality, including Tamir Rice and Eric Garner, as well as bringing forth a conversation that aligns with the political and emotional state of this world. “The Garner Poems” are modern day spirituals of reverence and despair that serve as both a force of light and a schematic for hope, survival, and independence.

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released October 26, 2018

Written by RA Washington + LaToya Kent
Produced by RA Washington
Arranged by M[A]B
Recorded at Bad Racket Cleveland
M[A]B is
James Longs
Kyle Kidd
LaToya Kent
Theresa May
William Washington
Dante Foley
Pete Saudek
Andersiin Pyramids
Kafari
RA Washington

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