The Wire


Below The Radar 24

Track 5

Black Spirituals

"Black Breathing"


(Live at Secret Bathroom, Oakland, California 30-14-16)

Oakland CA’s Black Spirituals, of Oakland CA, are a locally venerated duo of sound-makers “who articulate meaning at the ecstatic intersection of tone-generating electronics and heart-thumping acoustic percussion technologies”. Black Spirituals have released many albums including Of Deconstruction (Sige), High Vibration Resonance Vol 1 (The Tapeworm), Group Three: Live At The Berkeley Art Museum featuring electronic musician and synthesizer maker Kaori Suzuki (Touch Radio #98 ) , and Black Listening (Sixtyhurts). Also Zachary James Watkins’s initial recording BlackSpirituals can be heard on cassette via Tapeworm.