_1984’s composition intersected my art practice,
creating hand casted records and recorded conversations
with my mother, Linda L. Moore, whom the cover and allegory
is primarily dedicated to.
_1984 is a biographical “sonic tapestry” inspired by and dedicated to the cherished memories of departed family members. This project stands as a cathartic journey through grieving, solace in the face of mortality, embracing family trauma and pondering the intricacies of existence. This is a dialogue within the symbols and institutions that shape black history, our agency, expression, and self-reflection.
With deepest gratitude, I extend my thanks to all who lend their ears and minds to this. Thank you for sharing space with me. May this album be a source of inspiration or whatever the fuck you need it to be. Love.
Allen Moore - turntables
Recorded at Marmalade in Chicago, on September 24, 2022 by Ishmael Ali.
Mixing and mastering by Ishmael Ali and Bill Harris.