Friday, March 28, 2008

Raw Knowledge: Nemesis To Silence (2001)

Spoken word mostly pro-black and pro-female, accented by sporadic background music and samples ranging from Malcolm X speeches, Public Enemy, Nina Simone, Richard Pryor and N.W.A. among others. The uncensored, no holdsbarred approach to this project features a variety of women speaking original pieces in a rally against global marketing, prisons world economy, sexism, sweat shops and police brutality.
This project works well because it keeps the listener in tune by changed tempos and emotion. 23 tracks have music/sound accompaniment by such experimental heavyweights as Phantom Patient, dj 381–813, Maniac cop, Drowning Dog, dj slo-mo, david james, Bitter Pie and Healamonster & Tarsier.

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1. Intro
2. Cost Of Girlhood
3. Lifespans (feat Phantom Plannet)
4. State Of War
5. Revolution (feat Culminating Point)
6. Hypocrosy
7. My Own Hypocrosy
8. Ing Of Being (feat So-Mo)
9. Hitler Smiling With Glee
10. Resolved
11. Black Girl (feat Manic Cop)
12. Consumerism
13. Jessie Jackson (feat Bitter Pie)
14. Big Man
15. Mom and Dad
16. 4 More Years
17. Someone (feat David James)
18. What They Want Me To Be
19. Abort The Process
20. Volcano
21. Woman 2000 (feat Healamonster & Tarsier)
22. Body Of Christ (feat DJ-381-813)
23. In This Together (Mix)

Raw Knowledge is a spoken word artist and member of Entartete Kunst, a class-conscious worker-owned collective that produces and distributes no-field electronica, radical literature and propaganda that promotes positive social change. Her album Nemesis to Silence has been called "a raw nerve of anger, passion and hopefulness. . ."

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Aztlan Underground: Sub-Verses (1998)

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1- Permiso
2- They Move in Silence
3- No Soy Animal
4- Killing Season
5- Blood On Your Hands
6- Reality Check
7- Lemon Pledge
8- Revolution
9- Preachers Of The Blind State
10- Lyrical Drive-By
11- Nahui Ollin
12- How To Catch A Bullet
13- Ik Otik
14- Obsolete Man
15- Decolonize
16- War Flowers

Aztlan Underground is a fusion band from Los Angeles. Since early 1989, Aztlan Underground has played Rapcore. Indigenous drums, flutes, and rattles are commonplace in its musical compositions.

This unique sound is the backdrop for the band's message of dignity for indigenous people, all of humanity, and Earth. Aztlan Underground has been cultivating a grass roots audience across the country, which has become a large and loyal underground following. Their music includes spoken word pieces and elements of punk, hip hop, rock, funk, jazz, and indigenous music, among others.

"DJ Bean" (turntables, samples and percussion), Yaotl (vocals, indigenous percussion), Joe "Peps" (bass, rattles), Alonzo Beas (guitars, synth), Caxo (drums, indigenous percussion), and Bulldog (vocals, flute).

Rare has it been that a Latino rap group has been able to take the underground by storm without selling its soul. Independent Los Angeles artists Aztlan Underground see themselves as Indigenous campesinos (farm workers) planting seeds of rebellion for almost a decade. Their third release "Sub Verses" concocts the rage and wisdom of Chuck D with the passion of Rage Against the Machine.Like humble warriors they have moved in silence, steering clear of the paparazzi, while offering "War Flowers" in the struggle for decolonization.

Concha shells, phat bass lines, native drums, Peruvian flutes and screaming guitar riffs create a sound that both liberate and inspire the soul. Their music creates a native ceremony; a healing process where indeed la cultura cura. '(Culture cures) Amidst the healing, a dual awakening is also taking place at 'no holds barrred.' Their assault is a "lyrical drive-by" on cultural imperialism, Americanization and false prophets.

Aztlan Underground is a wake up call against the strategic mind control by TV screens and the silver screen that have most of us cloned like fiends. If music is supposed to inspire, not only do they spit fire, but they elevate our mind-state to a platform much higher.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

TCHKUNG! Incite: A Soundtrack for Post World Industries (1998)

This third and final release by ¡TCHKUNG!. features live recordings, and several unique electronic re-interpretations of their live material.
  1. Tuning (1:14)
  2. Khat (NAHHS) (4:08)
  3. Smash Things Up (4:00)
  4. Feralcore (1:29)
  5. Nomadology (8:05)
  6. Tegucigalpa (2:51)
  7. New Earth Rising (2:19)
  8. Picture of the Riotzone (2:12)
  9. New Earth (1:36)
  10. Achmed’s New Nikes (12:01)

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¡Tchkung! was a rock music band from Seattle, Washington which included Rick Tahoma Wilson (vocals), Grey Filastine (drums), Lazlo Onatop, Devon Cecily (vocals, violin, and drums), J.Sun, and Jason. They blended guerrilla theater, "tribal" drumming, and punk ethics. Their live performances included multiple drummers, violin, didgeridoo, and electric bass, all played to fire breathers and fire eaters, body piercing, and other theatrical scenes. Often compared to Crash Worship, or Crass, the band has been described as "industrial"[citation needed], though "post-industrial" might be more accurate. The band actually became well known for the conclusions of their shows, which ranged from police raids (such as in Eugene, OR) and riots (particularly Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival in 1994[1]), to Molotov Cocktail demonstrations and parades leading into the streets where audience members would be encouraged to participate with 55-gallon drums, and buckets.

After the break-up of the band, members (including Wilson and Filastine) went on to form the political marching band Infernal Noise Brigade. As well Grey Filastine currently performs under the moniker Filastine.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Dirtbombs We Have You Surrounded (2008)

The Dirtbombs:
We Have You Surrounded

An album broadly focused on the theme of urban paranoia. Whether it's via the straight-forward grime rock of "I Hear the Sirens", the bleak, martial outlook conveyed in covering Dead Moon's 1992 classic "Fire in the Western World" or the wistful, Judgment Day, album-closer "La Fin du Monde" the record, coupled with artwork and lettering by Emmy-Award winning artist Gary Panter, takes on Armageddon with all the abandon of a conspiracy theorist living

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We Have You Surrounded is the first full-length album of new material from The Dirtbombs since 2003's pivotal Dangerous Magical Noise and they already have four non-album singles slated for release in 2008.