Seattle experimental rap collective Shabazz Palaces have finally released a full stream of their highly-anticipated third studio album, Lese Majesty. The 45-minute long effort quickly separates itself from the group’s lyrics-driven 2011 album Black Up, as promised by frontman Ishmael Butler, with opening track, Dawn in Luxor, (originally heard soundtracking Kenzo’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign video) reading as a compelling statement of intent for the group’s new direction. Featuring soaring, cinematic production, with synths and drum-beats mingling with vocals, each track melts into the next, creating a balanced, all-encompassing listening experience.
Listen to the full album here, or see Black Up in the gallery.
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