Where the Gods Are in Peace

Album Review of Where the Gods Are in Peace by Antibalas.

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Where the Gods Are in Peace

Antibalas

Where the Gods Are in Peace by Antibalas

Release Date: Sep 15, 2017
Record label: Daptone
Genre(s): International

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Where the Gods Are in Peace - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

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Since 1997, when they formed in a Brooklyn warehouse, Antibalas have taken their skewed take on Afrobeat around the world countless times and released five albums, the last of which came out five years ago. Now they’ve returned with Where the Gods Are in Peace, which takes their lustral party vibes and adds layers of activist lyrics, satire and incendiary rhythms to create their strongest, and most politically charged, album to date. 'We are still very much a political band, but as we mature we present and pay homage to the deep courage of our ancestors, we express a message of peace, harmony, and dance, and we take a hard look into the past while forging a future of solutions' is how the band explain their creative process, something expressed perfectly on opening track ‘Gold Rush’.

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