Tamar-kali travels a lonely road of independence that finds many artists of her caliber overworked and underappreciated. Her album title is no mere piece of alliteration, but a reflection of where she found herself after a particularly disheartening period.
The cathartic, orgasmic emotion Tamar-kali brings with every song leaves her peerless above or underground.
As she says in the pulsating "Warrior Bones," "These warrior bones ache for revolution/but the people ain't ready." How can anyone be ready for the aural assault Tamar-kali brings? For warriors and lovers alike, the thrill of the unexpected makes her music all the more necessary.
- Candace L.
released 13 July 2010
Produced and engineered by Jason 'Jocko' Randall
More Sound Studios, Syracuse, NY