music writing for Emancipator. Dougs live band, Emancipator Ensemble, headlined Red Rocks Amphitheater for the first time and made appearances at many music festivals across the globe. November 2017 will also mark the release of the much-anticipated new Emancipator album, Baralku, via his own label, Loci Records. Inspired by the astral island some aboriginal societies believe to be our spiritual home after death, Baralku synthesizes downtempo hip-hop beats, world music elements, and field recordings, as well as jazz, folk, and classical influences into a transcendent hybrid of lush, nuanced, and ethereal compositions.Music takes me to places, and each song is a spirit island on which its soul lives infinitely, says Emancipator of the albums title and his inspiration. To release a song is both a death and a birth at the same time, he adds. The sounds contained in each song have reached the end of their life process. The once shapeshifting collage of expression has been crystallized into a final form, no longer kinetic. Yet it exists in a state of permanent potential energy, waiting to be accessed in the form of music, just as the memory of a departed soul will always have the power to move us.Following the release of Baralku, the Emancipator Ensemble will embark on a 25-date North American tour in early 2018.
- Start:March 13, 2018
- End:March 13, 2018
- Where:SOhO Restaurant and Music Club, 1221 State Street Suite 205, Santa Barbara, California, United States, 93101
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