_1984’s composition intersected my art practice,
creating hand casted records and recorded conversations
with my mother, Linda L. Moore, whom the cover and allegory
is primarily dedicated to.
_1984 is a biographical “sonic tapestry” inspired by and
dedicated to the cherished memories of departed family members.
This project stands as a cathartic journey through grieving,
solace in the face of mortality, embracing family trauma and
pondering the intricacies of existence. This is a dialogue within
the symbols and institutions that shape black history, our agency,
expression, and self-reflection.
With deepest gratitude, I extend my thanks to all who lend their ears
and minds to this. Thank you for sharing space with me. May this
album be a source of inspiration or whatever the fuck you need it to be.
December 11th 2023
released December 21, 2023
Recorded at Marmalade in Chicago, on September 24, 2022 by Ishmael Ali.
Mixing and mastering by Ishmael Ali and Bill Harris.
I like this album, especially for the message that it brings that is really powerful and in line with what happened nowadays. The title and the whole album refers to the Black Lives Matter (red summer refers to the summer of 1919 where white supremacists committed a lot of homicide against black community in USA). The whole album speaks about this, with a lot of reference to historical events (e.g.: 20th August 1619 is the date when the first black slaves were deported in USA). losfastidios