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Shabazz Palaces

Shabazz Palaces - Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star (Ltd Edition Coloured Vinyl) (Sub Pop)

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RELEASED: 14th July 2017
Limited Edition Silver Coloured Vinyl

Format:  Limited Edition Silver Coloured Vinyl LP
Cat No:  SP 1210

…speaking of air and darkness, Born on a Gangster Star came into the world in a big damn hurry, like nightfall on an island. You can see it happening, but then again it’s so gradual that the next thing you know—it’s dark.

Imbued with the energy and ideas from all the creative embers floating in the atmosphere like fireflies, Shabazz Palaces recorded this entire album over the course of two weeks with Blood in Seattle. New gear and new equipment disintegrated comfort zones into dust and a new path appeared in the rubble.

Born on a Gangster Star flirts with a pop sensibility, but through the prism of Shabazz Palaces’s fire and fury. For the Palaceer, that sense is all about how the groove is moving, and the supernatural telepathy that occurs amongst his cohort. Appearing here, in body or in spirit, are Julian Casablancas, Thundercat, Darrius Willrich, Gamble and Huff, Loud Eyes Lou, Thaddillac, Ahmir, Jon Kirby, Sunny Levine, and Blood. The story belongs to Quazarz, but the air and darkness belong to us.

Loser Edition First Run Coloured Vinyl and MP3 Download


A1. Since C.A.Y.A.
A2. When Cats Claw
A3. Shine A Light (Feat. Thaddillac)
A4. Dèesse Du Sang
A5. Eel Dreams (feat. Loud Eyes Lou)
A6. Parallax (feat. The Palaceer Lazaro)
B1. Fine Ass Hairdresser
B2. The Neurochem Mixalogue
B3. That's How City Life Goes
B4. Moon Whip Quäz (feat. Darrius)
B5. Federalist Papers