Shabazz Palaces – The Deaf Institute, Manchester

So, I saw this space hop duo support for Flying Lotus and was suitably impressed, I even recall the felt album cover I promptly purchased afterwards which I spent far too long stroking. Far. Too. Long. As a support set they provided some wonderful minimalist space age beats, though with Flying Lotus’s huge cube of fun in the middle, the two were rather separate from each other, both playing in synch but without that true connection. A few years pass and here we are again, only this time the two are closer than ever as they headlined the Deaf Institute, and such space really is the place. Continue reading

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Shabazz Palaces – Quazarz vs the Jealous Machines

Quazarz vs the Jealous Machines 
Shabazz Palaces 
Release Date: 14th July 2017
Sub Pop 

…we end up fighting the Jealous Machines now we’ve made it to Quazarz. Or maybe this is before we end up drifting through the atmosphere on ‘Born on a Gangster Star’? Does it even matter which came first? Chicken or the egg, we still have two Shabazz Palaces albums in 2017, so let’s just keep drifting through space. It’s the place.
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Shabazz Palaces – Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star

Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star
Shabazz Palaces 
Release Date: 14th July 2017
Sub Pop 

Melvins aren’t the only group to put out a conceptual double album this year, with Shabazz Palaces exploring the world of Quazarz across two discs, though you have to pay up twice if you want the full intergalactic experience. Here is the first part, or is it the second? Maybe it doesn’t matter, but with this being the first of the two announced back when, we’ll go from here, to Quazarz!  Continue reading