Enigmatic noise matriarch Camae Ayewa aka Moor Mother has just released a seven-inch single through The Sub Pop Singles Club titled Forever Industries.

The two-track release features an A-side produced by Olof Melander and a B-side produced by fellow harsh sound cipher Mental Jewelry. Both sides of the album were recorded in Ayewa’s studio in sunny Philadelphia.

The A-side has a tottering, free-jazz fusion feel to it with a wiggly and warm flow, while the B-side braces for a discordant exploration of space through cold, damp clouds of intruding distortion.

You can listen to both sides of Moor Mother’s new single below:

Ayewa has had a busy past few months, releasing her LP Analog Fluids Of Sonic Black Holes last October and following it up with two smaller, collaborative projects this year.

Twenty-twenty has seen her joining forces with the transcendental jazz group Irreversible Entanglements to release Who Sent You? and locking arms with Mortal Jewelry for the post-hardcore and hip-hop head-charge of True Opera.

She somehow also found the time to guested on the superb Armand Hammer’s track “Ramesses II” and smashed a cut with longtime collaborator billy woods titled “Furies.”

Forever Industries will be available on vinyl through The Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 5, a subscription-based mail order service that collects and presses seven-inch singles from contemporary artists and delivers them directly to your mailbox. The series has been running on and off since 1988, and the current subscription period runs from April 2020 to February 2021. Details on how to subscribe can be found here.

Photo by Bob Sweeney

Check out the current Sub Pop Singles playlist below:


Hardcore. Metal. Jazz. Cats. Scary Movies. Etc... Read more of my errant thoughts over at I Thought I Heard a Sound (https://thasound.blogspot.com/).

Write A Comment