Released: Mar 2012
Label: Stones Throw Records
Quakers features 41 tracks, dozens of indie vets like dead prez and Guilty Simpson, and beats from Geoff Barrow of Portishead, Katalyst and Stuart Matthews. Sequenced like a Madlib beat loop epic, its "donuts" format can be unsatisfying. Great tracks like the "Up the Rovers" instrumental are so fleeting that they beg more development, while other cuts like King Magnetic's boorish "The Turk" seem extraneous. However, there are many voices like Coin Locker Kid ("Get Live") and FC the Truth ("Chicken Livers") that fulfill Quakers' promise of wicked randomness and musical discovery.