Artwork by Colin Spence

Artwork by Colin Spence

A Set of Leather (Soundscapes, June 2013)

A Set of Leather is a 41-minute mix of original music commissioned by Soundscapes YEG for their Local Heroes mix series in June 2013. It features the voices of, in order of appearance, Michael Enright, Joseph "Chinaman" Johnson, Howard Thurman (reading Edna St. Vincent Millay), Reverend Mike Young, Ward Churchill, Walter Hankey, Cornel West and Carlton Pearson. Lyrics in "Congo vs. Thames" are from "Raise 'Em Up Higher" as performed by Johnny Jackson and group on the album Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons. Lyrics in "Oh, Death" are from "O Death" as written by Jo Ann Kelly and Tony McPhee.

1. Acid Chrysanthemum
2. Shoreline Sweating
3. Jogging at Night
4. Congo vs. Thames
5. Felt Eyes
6. A Name Synonymous with Greatness
7. Various States of Undress
8. Requiem of the Fowl
9. Oh Death, Won't You Spare Me Over for Another Breath? I Was Asleep Through the Whole Thing