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Asphalt For Eden

by Dälek

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Mike Swag
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Mike Swag rarely in the mood for dalek these days but when i am this is up to their usual high standards Favorite track: Masked Laughter (Nothing's Left).
Pulse Daemon
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Pulse Daemon Brilliant album, as always with Dälek. Favorite track: Masked Laughter (Nothing's Left).
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Sekator They have not put out a weak album ever. This one is no exception.

A rare gem in a genre not known for such quality acts. Favorite track: Guaranteed Struggle.
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Deuteronopia Reinvigorated and sonically dense as ever. New sounds, differing rhyme styles, total confidence. Favorite track: 6bB.
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decompiler My favorite track keeps changing - it's one of those albums. Just put it on repeat and leave it running, you won't regret it. Favorite track: Shattered.
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Shattered 04:23
Victory is rare, what's guaranteed is the struggle Attempt to stay humble We vent to stave hunger. X4 1. Sacred symmetry Vision stay doubled off 'Key... Vernacular of actual MC No sense in repenting humanity's last gasps They clasp at material Can't grasp my material Infectious thought patterns define what's surreal Flesh reconstructed but the essence never healed Hovered over self... Self inflicted cap-peel This type unpolished ending always lacked mass appeal Wait Rate of accession correlates with how you kneel? Innocence is spilt but we just watch it congeal Falsehoods revealed just like truths... Without proof it's just words we dilute Dictated scripture still the breath of man's corrupt picture Spoils go to the victor so your history is rancid Peep they reaction when you mention Black Panthers Outrage is standard Action's at a minimum They might have the podium But lack the curriculum. Chorus: Victory is rare, what's guaranteed is the struggle Attempt to stay humble We vent to stave hunger. X4 2. These right here are tactile verses Open hand slap persons Full immersion, Certified word surgeon Same lyricist just an updated version Understated skills that's for certain Older now, I'm nice off straight bourbon Immune to fake sermons Your prophets straight serpents Dälek ain't built for worship This amount of knowledge make their program nervous Delete that shit on purpose Cognitive thought, no rehearsing They don't teach this style, call me cursive I'm cursed with perception of our ancients in a time with little patience Opposition's tiny minded brittle faces, chasing, plasticine dreams seen on 4K flat screens Slow pace won't attract them crack fiends Only built for hero-een A hero when I'm gone While I'm here a mere pawn in this chess match Calm when I'm stressed Black. Take your time digest that! Chorus: Victory is rare, what's guaranteed is the struggle Attempt to stay humble We vent to stave hunger. X4
Critical 03:58
6bB 06:12
Control 05:58
It Just Is 05:33


Conceived in New Jersey from its emerging DIY scene from the late ‘90s, cult hop-hop trio DÄLEK were known as pioneers over the last fifteen years or so of an intriguing sound which fused a blend of progressive hip-hop artistry supported by a rhythmic backdrop consisting of sonic experimentation through noise music and dark ambient (they would be dubbed by journalists as what would happen when you mix Public Enemy and My Bloody Valentine). Their singularity would be highlighted in four defining milestone full-length albums released on Ipecac Recordings (one of them being their “Absence” masterpiece LP from 2005), along with live actions where the band would support the likes of Tool and The Melvins, and even collaborate with the likes of artists such as Faust. In Spring 2015 mastermind MC Dälek (a.k.a. Will Brooks, with the blessing of ex-member/co-producer Oktopus) revived DÄLEK after a hiatus with a new lineup which now includes DJ rEk and Mike Swarmbots and are now preparing to release their new album “Asphalt For Eden” which will be the first official DÄLEK release since their last full-length, 2009’s “Gutter Tactics”.

“Asphalt For Eden” sees a new creative peak for DÄLEK and will bring a new awareness for this cult hip-hop entity now resurrected once again and ready to show a formidable display of true hip hop artistry and experimentation through their new album and the plethora of touring the band have planned in support of it. A band which many see as one of the most genuine underground DIY hip hop iconoclasts.


released April 22, 2016


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