Shabazz Palaces – Are you… Can you… Were you? (Felt)

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Just heard the new Shabazz Palaces, Black Up, my first impression is very positive. It’s a challenging album in some ways, requiring investment and close attention, definitely not easily listening but very rewarding if it clicks with you. Depending on your taste it might be something you respect and appreciate but not fully embrace and enjoy. In certain parts this album vaguely reminds me of Big Juss’ better moments on Black Mamba Serums, the expansiveness of it, the way the songs are partitioned into a procession of rolling sections. I could see a lot of people hating it too.

TRACK REMOVED at the request of the artist.

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