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Old 07-13-2017, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Shabazz Palaces - Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines



1. Welcome to Quazarz
2. Gorgeous Sleeper Cell
3. Self-Made Follownaire
4. Atlaantis
5. Effeminence (feat. Fly Guy Dai of Chimurenga Renaissance)
6. Julian's Dream (ode to a bad) [feat. The Shogun Shot]
7. 30 Clip Extension
8. Love in the time of Kanye (feat. Purple Tape Nate)
9. Sabonim in the Saab on 'em
10. The SS Quintessence
11. Late night phone calls (feat. Laz)
12. Quazarz on 23rd

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Quazarz came to the Earth from somewhere else, a musical ambassador from his place to ours. Somehow, through fire or through fury, the Palaceer of Shabazz Palaces caught wind of the tale, and it is through his prism that we hear the story.

The beach was there, and Atlaantiis, and chemical alterations and cell memories and Andre Norton, Richard K. Morgan, and always Octavia Butler. There were killings and there were votes, and brutality in both. There was sound and there were other worlds, and there was a vastness so participation sometimes came only at the edges. And the Palaceer coasted down with the alien notion, like Quazarz, and so became.

On Quazarz when they look at this place they see the inhabitants, the humans, but they don’t assess as we do. And so Quazarz was sent to meet a cat with vibration, a creative and courageous, caring, compassionate dude that stood out. The dude was a drug dealer, but that was neither here nor there, until his dealings squashed the rendezvous, leaving our alien alone to figure out what this place is really all about.

Coming from a simpler, more essential, innocent place, the hero could not make heads nor tails of most advancements. From an aerial view, he saw that a good percentage of earthly vibrations were on very small squares and it became his belief that this world was very disposable and the spans short. His opinion was not of anything good nor bad but simply the truth. The machines—he noted—though at the behest of their master’s voice, are scorned, and jealous as all hell.

And so the tale is told while surfing on the board of Shabazz Palaces, with its sturdy base angled for takeoff on a new trajectory. There is new blood and space and room to be different and have different assets and different art and different ways to talk and also open up some space inside to do something new. There are pages and there are drawings, and color and faces and inked dialogues written in ancient futuristic hieroglyph. There are scales and there is melody and there are Sunny days and there is Darkness, but that—it should be noted—to the Palaceer is not a lack of illumination or brightness. Maybe it is dark, but in it is always optimism and joy, a bright darkness and a full, hopeful one as well.

It comes in gold, and it comes for the night. And so Quazarz sang the Jealous Machines. And so too did the Jealous Machines sing the Gangster Star.
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I didn't feel this way initially, but this is my favourite of the two new albums. Hard to turn this one off to dive deeper into Born on a Gangster Star to give that one a fair rating. I can at least say with certainty that this one is a near perfect record.

I also read somewhere that Oneohtrix Point Never was involved with some of the music on this one but haven't found anything to verify that.
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sweet. Getting on it later.
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Very excited to check this out
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i like the cover

giving the songs a listen now, never heard of this group until i came to music banter

i still have the blastit song on my september playlist
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