White Man

by Shame

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Throbbing 07:10
2.
Cripple 04:01
3.
Glass 04:21
4.
Flies 06:50
5.
Free 05:31
6.
Bliss 08:17
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Privilege 05:46
8.
Noose 07:15

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Composer, improviser and multi-instrumentalist Abdul-Hakim Bilal presents White Man by their noise moniker Shame. Shame has been committed to presenting a different take on the noise genre over the last several years, employing dynamic, uncomfortable and confrontational sonic assaults, eschewing the wall-of-noise style favored by many of their peers and contemporaries. Shame has released a slew of EPs on various labels but for this album, White Man, they present their first full length release. White Man is an intricate, grating and uncomfortable concept album letting the listener in on what it feels like to be a black body wrapped up in the trappings of a white societal power structure. Not meant to be pleasant, the music pervades the senses and gives the listener a feeling of being torn apart by this inherently racist system. Haunting, confrontational and timely, the struggle black people face daily is present in this harrowing and experimental album.

Co-released by Cacophonous Revival Recordings on CD

Shame is Abdul-Hakim Bilal
Produced, mixed and mastered by Abdul-Hakim Bilal
All photography by Dylan Rozzelle
Layout by Dave Petersen

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"Through the use of harsh noise soundscapes, Abdul-Hakim Bilal, the composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist behind Shame (and Grey Wulf and Och), paints a picture of daily existence in a Black body forced to navigate a hostile White world. It’s traumatic. It’s nauseating. It’s beauty and joy and love paved over but still managing to crack the cement and spring up, only to be pulled up by the roots and paved over again. It’s a struggle to thrive..."
- CVLT Nation

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released October 16, 2020

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Experimental, fringe and extreme musics

est. 2015

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