Debut album from Oakland CA's Black Spirituals. LP/CS/digital via SIGE Records, October 2014. SIGE 030.
released October 7, 2014
Zachary James Watkins - electronics, strings
Marshall Trammell - percussion
Recorded over the course of a single day at New, Improved Recording in Oakland, CA on August 20th, 2013 by Jacob Felix Heule and mixed by Andy Oswald at his own Secret Bathroom. Mastered by James Plotkin. Album art and design by Faith Coloccia. Art direction by Black Spirituals.
"Whenever I see Black Spirituals play I see a magical collaboration bringing together concepts of history and radical transformation. I see elements of rebellion and elements of simplicity and fun. There are elements of cumbia, noise, jazz, and avant improvisation."
- Sharmi Basu
"Two of the brightest musical minds of today -
Marshall Trammell and Zachary James Watkins bring their skills and
passion to Black Spirituals. Get this recording right away!"
supported by 16 fans who also own “"Of Deconstruction"”
Hooked from the very start of A1. An incredible concept executed in the best way imaginable, and it’s gonna be talked about for decades. Every track leaves me with a sickening feeling of bleakness, but I can’t stop listening. It evokes an absurd amount of thoughts and emotions without a single word spoken. jek