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Knife Knights Ft Ishmael Butler of Digable Planets

May 24 @ 9:00 pm

| $12 - $15

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Knife Knights were born of the love of mystery.

A decade ago, Ishmael Butler—the architect of the groundbreaking but long-disbanded hip-hop group Digable Planets—was preparing at last to emerge from years of near-complete silence. He unveiled his new outlet, Shabazz Palaces, in the summer of 2009 through a pair of self-released EPs, surrounding his hyperlinked verses with webs of psychedelic textures and refracted rhythms. From the start, confidentiality seemed essential: Butler wanted Shabazz Palaces to stand on its own strength, not his outsized reputation, so he adopted a nom de plume for himself.

As the project’s network expanded, though, he needed new monikers for his partnerships. Knife Knights is the name he gave to his work with Seattle engineer, producer, songwriter, and film composer Erik Blood, a vital force in the Shabazz Palaces universe. Now, after more than a decade of collaboration and the development into of a rich friendship, Butler and Blood have made a proper full-length record together as Knife Knights: 1 Time Mirage, an eleven-track odyssey that finds the pair and a cast of their friends weaving together a singular world of soul and shoegaze, hip-hop and lush noise, bass and bedlam. 1 Time Mirage represents a playground for Butler and Blood, a free space for unfettered exploration, and a radically adventurous start to something much more than a mere production duo or side project.

Butler and Blood met in 2003 at a Spiritualized show in Seattl

Details

Date:
May 24, 2019
Time:
9:00 pm
Cost:
$12 - $15
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Website:
http://bit.ly/2PYRtx5

Venue

The New Parish
Phone:
(510) 444-7474
579 18th Street (at San Pablo), Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Organizer

The New Parish
Phone:
(510) 444-7474
Email:
Website:
http://thenewparish.com

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