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Steve Coleman feat. The Council of Balance & 5 Elements: Genesis & The Opening of the Way

Steve Coleman has found his groove, literally and figuratively. This brilliant double set opus is a culmination of Coleman’s recent streak of flat-out dope recordings.

The first disc, with its reference to the Biblical myth of creation, is tailor-made for Coleman’s distinctively communal approach, where ideas and motifs generate, gestate, and then combust into multi-faceted organisms. At his best Coleman’s work sounds less like set conversations than conversations on conversations, the sound of a multi-directional signifying session.

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