I’ve enjoyed listening to all of Toby Driver‘s work over the years.
I found this at a used CD store in the early ’00s. It certainly has an atmosphere. Good stuff.
“The “Blood of the Fang” visual is inspired by a photo of Huey Newton — co-founder of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense — hand-cuffed to a hospital gurney while being treated for a gunshot wound in the abdomen after a gun battle with Oakland police in October 1967.
The song itself is built around a sample from Sam Waymon’s score to the 1973 experimental vampire film Ganja & Hess. Daveed Diggs’s lyrics conjure an alternate history of black political struggle in the 1960s and 70s, name-dropping radical activists and reimagining them as a pantheon of undead superheroes fighting against systems of oppression.”
“DADDY is a spotlight for my mother’s talents in performance and dance. Through the efforts of many, it became a stage for she and I to remember, to negotiate, to duel, to release. Somewhere in-between filmmaking and rapprochement, we met there to dig up some things, to bury others, and to be in the light together.” More
Great voice. Her original music here.