Witness Rhythm and Blues finally rise from its ashes thanks to the efforts of THEESatisfaction. With their new and fresh take on the genre that died in early naughties pop, the group has captured our hearts. EarthEE is their sophomore effort, and their latest development is really quite THEESatisfactory.
LP £10.99 SP1084
LP on Sub Pop.
- Shipping cost: £3.15 ?
- Includes download code.
CD £9.99 SPCD1084
CD on Sub Pop.
1 review. Write a review for us »
From the mad Sun Ra style sleeve onwards, you know this is gonna be a bit of a treat. This ace duo of women are Shabazz Palaces affiliates and their talent for producing scintillating conscious hip-hop and contemporary soul knows no bounds. Like before on their first outing 'awE naturalE' there's guest male intonations but I'm too tired to confirm if it is the Shabazz guy skitting away again or not.
This is a short write up as I already said everything I needed as regards their superb début a while back. Contemporary R'n'B is either way ahead of the pack or stuck in a mouldy bog of its own vapid self-importance or feckless vanity. These sisters are most definitely the former and to start ripping it apart and cross referencing with their earlier effort is fruitless. Again, the gentle funk is here in spades, the raps are sensual and the beats are forward thinking. I just think they have that something magical about them.
Making truly interesting and slightly off-kilter pop music with no pretensions. Every tune is varied in style and some are vaguely strange, many with an enticing exotica to the flow, some crafty sonic ephemera and something indiscernible that elevates them above so many of their peers. There's a free-flowing genius around TheeSatisfaction that marks them out as genuinely cherishable. My only complaint is that some of the songs are a little on the short side. That's back-handed compliment I know. I've not hammered this a fraction as much as their début but the production is as exotic and most interesting. Need a bit more time with this......
YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS
- EarthEE by THEESatisfaction
What the artist or label has to say for themselves. Read more.