awE naturalE by THEESatisfaction
Released: Mar 2012
Label: Sub Pop Records
THEESatisfaction flooded their native Seattle with self-released music well before their work on Shabazz Palaces' critically-acclaimed Black Up led to a record deal. Like Black Up, the two women's awE NaturalE presents alternative soul mixed with spiritual raps. "Leave your face at the door, turn off your swag," they offer on "QueenS" and its deep-house groove; "naturalE" has the kind of rhythmic synth-funk popularized by Sa-Ra. These 13 tracks often end abruptly, as if in mid-sentence, and are puzzle pieces for a portrait of two seductively enigmatic Northwest bohemians.
Mosi Reeves
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