White Label Series
The Brother Moves On 'A New Myth'
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- everything will be okay
- the mourning after
- a long way from home
- these bones will rise
- jam for the bear (*bonus digital)
- elders (*bonus digital)
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"To have the basis of one's cultural framework shaken to the core is an experience so wrenching that it forces the participant of this mental enterprise into a head space dominated by cascading waves of self reflection. I’ve tried hard to articulate why I chose ‘a new myth’ to be reissued on this white label series and this cultural restructuring is the closest I’ve come to explaining my fascination with the record and why I think it’s an important document to the sound and spirit of a South African artistic generation who looks back while travelling forward. To talk about African music is to talk about motion, about how representations of a spiritual ontology which runs counter to the now hegemonic western mode of thought necessitates the ability to continually morph into a reflection of the wider world, albeit in forms that may not satisfy the hierarchical criteria imposed by a culture viewed as capital, in the west. The Brother Moves On have created an album possessed by a spirit of transformation, it subverts tired notions of what it is to be an African artist in our times and infuses our understanding with dreams of a place where all musics and people sing a common song, and reflect ‘A New Myth’."
- Shabaka Hutchings, Curator