Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Dälek - Abandoned Language

Dälek - Abandoned Language (2007)

This record draws more on the shoegaze influence, in my opinion, and is more relaxing as a result. Better for working and relaxing, but still with quite a bit of bite.

"It's purely hip-hop, in the purest sense. If you listen to what hip-hop has historically been, it was all about digging in different crates and finding different sounds, and finding different influences to create. If Afrika Bambaataa wasn't influenced by Kraftwerk, we wouldn't have 'Planet Rock.' So, in that sense, what we do is strictly hip-hop.

If there is a difference. It's that the palette of sounds we work with is more varied than what has been called hip- hop in the last 10 years. Somehow, as hip-hop grew, it's been put into this box. I think it's funny when people are like, 'That's not hip-hop. It's this and this and this.' You can try to rationalize it as whatever you want to rationalize it as." - MC Dälek, around the time this album came out

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