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Baker's Dozen

Absorbing The Light Of The African American Avant-Garde: Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe's Baker’s Dozen
Stewart Smith , February 2nd, 2022 09:48

In an epic Baker’s Dozen, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe lets Stewart Smith into the secrets of his Candyman soundtrack, and celebrates Black excellence from Don Cherry to Moor Mother, Olly W. Wilson to Pamela Z


Moor Mother - CLEPSYDRA

I know Camae [Ayewa aka Moor Mother] and she's so awesome, such an incredible human and artist. All round. The Afrofuturist concept that flows throughout Camae's work is something that I also relate to, being a younger artist. Yeah, I say younger, as I approach 50 years old! Anyway, I think from my particular vantage point, and the things that I grew up with, the cultural aspects of that formation, I think this record highlights those things. Concepts of sampling relate to the things that you would hear in the ‘80s and the ‘90s, but it also goes back to the ‘50s, with what Pierre Schaffer and Pierre Henri were blossoming with music concrete. So, I think it has to do with the intergenerational conversations that are happening throughout these artistic forms.