Release Date: Sep 14, 2018
Record label: Sub Pop
Genre(s): Electronic, Rap, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative Rap, Experimental Electronic, Left-Field Hip-Hop, Alternative R&B
The production work that creative team Ishmael Butler and Erik Blood did with experimental hip-hop group Shabazz Palaces could never be called tame. Feeding off each other's production styles, the duo pushed the group's sound to some very weird places, but it seems almost mild when compared to the depths of weirdness they get into on 1 Time Mirage, the debut album from their Knife Knights project. Assembled in the studio over the course of several sessions, 1 Time Mirage tends more toward atmospheric R&B and splintered, downtempo dream sequence hip-hop than Shabazz Palaces, but still makes space for Butler's rhymes to float in and out of the mix.