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DLEK - Absence

Format: do-LP & CD
Label & Cat.Number: Ici D'Ailleurs #IDA073
Release Year: 2011
Note: re-issue of their third album from 2004, now with bonus-CD (2 unreleaed tracks), gatefold cover
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €23.50


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"Dlek begins in 1998 with the Negro, Necro, Nekros EP release with the label Gern Blandsten Records.
The duet made up of MC Dlek (vocal) and the producer Oktopus (laptop) composes a very calm and deep rap with noisy and downtempo instrumentation.
Native to Newark in the New Jersey both musicians met Mike Patton in 2002 (ex Faith No More and Mr.Bungle) who helped them to produce their second album "From Filthy Tongue Of Gods And Griots" in his label: Ipecac Recordings.
Dlek and Oktopus will benefit from the collaboration of Dj Still who will be on the stage with them during the tour.

This album with industrial and experimental sonorities tone is intense without being violent.
The electronic or even noise instrumentations contrasts with rhythmical and simple flow.
"From filthy tongue is the best purgatory that Dalek imposed on himself which results in a chaos personal representation, a will to put elements together to give him a second life" according to the webzine Obskre.
Their third album "Absence" released in Europe in 2005 was again produced by Ipecac Recordings.
For this occasion Dlek shares the stage with well known musician such as Kid606 (electro USA), Isis (Post-Hardcore, USA), Jesu (Shoegazing, United Kingdom) and so many others.
The group enjoys now its fame in Europe and concerts dates accrue because the public is definitely won over by their performances.
"Absence" shows the limits of all pre-established ideas about musical genre and removes all stylistic hostilities.
In an always dark and industrial music world metallic and contorted instrumentations often reflect committed lyrics that lead to a realization.
According to the Webzine Gutsofdarkness, Absence is nothing else than the most intense and hard liner Hip Hop album never recorded.
With his both albums "From Filthy Tongue of Gods An Griots" and "Absence", Dlek joins the forerunners of an opened and without borders Hip Hop.
These essential and long past sold out discs are finally re-edited by Ici D'ailleurs. They are put in new and luxurious artwork with two unreleased titles on single CD in each album as bonus." [label info]

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