!¡!¡! Best of Baltimore 2015: Best Soundtrack to the Revoluion !¡!¡!
an awakening ~
"Jammy John Carpenter synths matched with a vocal declaring, “There has been an awakening, have you felt it?” swiped from the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” teaser. A subtle protest song made clear only by the tags on Soundcloud like “#BaltimoreUprising,” which is nice because we prefer our protest songs brutally obvious or really subtle, because this is not a time for moderate emotions. Give me some Adderall and a week and I could surely construct some kind of bugged-out think piece about Star Wars, a wildly popular corporate product which co-opted rebellion, being sampled on a small, smart song in support of genuine rebellion." ~ Brandon Soderberg, City Paper
This album was inspired by the Baltimore uprising. I dedicate it to Freddie Gray and the countless victims who’ve lost their lives to the police officers who take the role of judge, jury, and executioner.
Silence is far worse than violence. We need to take the power away from them, we are capable of policing ourselves, we are capable of governing ourselves, we are capable of creating a reality where we are truly free.
Much thanks to J. M. Giordano for the photos.
Recorded and produced by maeghan/pulsewidthmod at Subversive Sound.
All tracks were recorded live; minor edits were done to the arrangements afterwards.