Taken from the 2018 album “Your Queen Is A Reptile”
“It is appropriate that this, British-based Sons of Kemet’s third album, should be released under the Impulse banner. During its heyday, Impulse was the home of John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders and as such was the chief platform for the cosmic/spiritual jazz movement of the 1960s and 1970s and that movement’s demand for white-majority society’s recognition of black culture and respect for black people.” Source
Sons Of Kemet Official Website
Release Date May 12, 2017
April 18, 2013
The Cow Shed
Valby Station, Copenhagen
Drum Programming – Ikue Mori
Executive Producer – Kazunori Sugiyama
Guitar – Marc Ribot, Robert Quine
Mastered By – Allan Tucker
Mixed By – Joe Ferla
Producer – John Zorn
Recorded By – Alec Head
Recorded at Sear Sound, NYC, 14-16 February 1994.
Mixed at Sound On Sound, 24 July 1994.
Mastered at Foothill Digital, NYC.
“Guitarist Robert Quine has claimed that Painted Desert is his session, but it wasn’t released as such “because of legalities.” Ikue Mori, under whose name this album was released, views it more as a meeting between Quine and herself that was directed by producer John Zorn. Either way, Painted Desert is a stunning work of guitar and drum machine/sampler trios. Mori recorded her parts, which rely primarily on tom tom and cymbal sounds, and then gave the tapes to Quine and Marc Ribot, who improvised guitar parts…”Source