- OLE11172CD £10.00Expected 23rd June 2017
- OLE11171Long Player £18.00Expected 23rd June 2017X
Black Vinyl with Download.
- OLE11178Long Player £18.00Expected 23rd June 2017X
Limited Cream Vinyl with download.
The Underside of Power
Matador Records release Algiers’ second album, The Underside Of Power. Recorded largely in Bristol and produced by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Ali Chant, mixed by Randall Dunn (Sunn O)))), with post-production by Ben Greenberg (The Men, Hubble, Uniform), touchstones on the uncompromising and impassioned album run from Southern rap to Northern soul, gospel to IDM, industrial to grime to italo. More pertinent than ever before, The Underside Of Power follows Algiers’ 2015 eponymous debut which received praise from the NY Times, Pitchfork, The Quietus and others. The record touches on oppression, police brutality, dystopia, and hegemonic power structures. Its fiery lyrics encompass TS Eliot, the Old Testament, The New Jim Crow, Tamir Rice and Hannah Arendt, while carried by soulful and visceral songs, meditative moments and personal reflection.
1. Walk Like a Panther
2. Cry of the Martyrs
3. The Underside of Power
4. Death March
5. A Murmur. A Sign.
6. Mme Rieux
9. Plague Years
10. Hymn for an Average Man
11. Bury Me Standing
12. The Cycle/The Spiral: Time to Go Down Slowly