Your Week in Spacebomb – January 22, 2021
LABEL/MGMT — Matthew E. White and Lonnie Holley may seem like unlikely collaborators, divided as they are by decades and disciplines. But the pair shares deep Alabama roots—Holley was born in Birmingham, while much of White’s family remains just south of the city, a sort of second childhood home. More important, Holley and White regard music as an uncanny vessel for otherwise-impenetrable notions of sorrow, suffering, and solidarity. Together, they’ve made the five-track triumph Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection—a collection of music more explosive and urgent than anything either artist has ever made. Aggressive but ecstatic, playful but pointed, Broken Mirror is a trenchant though empathetic social critique, set to almighty groove.
Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection is due out April 9th on Spacebomb/Jagjaguwar, and “This “This Here Jungle of Moderness/Composition 14” is available to hear now: