May 6, 2020
Exploring “the dialect of the soul and the spirit while it moves through history.”
On The Corner is releasing drummer Asher Gamedze’s debut album – Dialectic Soul – this July.
The album was recorded over two days at Cape Town’s Sound and Motion studio with Thembinkosi Mavimbela on bass, Buddy Wells on tenor sax, Robin Fassie-Kock on trumpet, and Nono Nkoane on vox.
Coinciding with the announcement, Gamedze has released side-long suite ‘State of Emergence’.
The composition “introduces the themes that constitute the album; free drums representing autonomous African motion, the saxophone reflecting deeply and honestly on the violence of colonialism, the teachings of Coltrane, Biko, Makeba, Malcom and others inspired the music’s positive manifestations of resistance,” explains Gamedze.
Dialectic Soul follows On The Corner’s release of Collocutor’s ‘The Angry One’ – one of our favourite 7″s of 2019.
Head here to pre-order a copy of Dialectic Soul in advance of its 10th July release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.
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Photo by: Elijah Ndoumbe