LISTEN: raging brilliance from Algiers


MATADOR’S eclectic, forward-thinking Atlanta outfit Algiers have released a two-track new single via Bandcamp, “Can The Sub Bass Speak”/ “It All Comes Round Again”. 
A powerful brace of songs, “Can The Sub Bass Speak” is a raging, righteous declamatory text in the great tradition of The Last Poets and Gil Scott-Heron, over a free jazz tapestry recalling Pharaoh Sanders and Freddie Hubbard. 
 “It All Comes Round Again” marries rap rhythm, fuzz bass and electro chatter.
A limited 7” in support of the Metro Atlanta Mutual Fund, for the vulnerable, displaced and marginalized; the As They Lay creative action initiative , and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, sold out in just 24 hours – but if you can find a copy do. This is a fine and spirited articulation of where we’re at in 2020.
“This release has been created to support, in a small way, those who continue to struggle under life and death circumstances to end the miserable condition that exists for black and other oppressed people in this country and its colonial world,” write Algiers. “We dedicate this to the families of those who have been murdered by the police state in America and encourage our supporters to continue to donate in their memory”.



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