04.13.2012

NEW MUSIC: THEESatisfaction – awE naturalE

THEESatisfaction - awE naturalE

Based in Seattle, THEESatisfaction is Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White. The duo writes, produces, and performs all their material, “funk-psychedelic feminista sci-fi epics with the warmth and depth of Black Jazz and Sunday morning soul, frosted with icy raps that evoke equal parts Elaine Brown, Ursula Rucker and Q-Tip.”*

THEESatisfaction. Where are they coming from? Where are they going to? If we’re straight on our priorities, you’ll be listening to their album while I tell you about some of the answers…
First principle: they’re positive energy. Black energy, black women leaping oceans and continents at a single bound. With positive strength of purpose.
Further, they’re black purity. Hear that in their intonation. Without trickery. They know the gimmicks, scorn to use ‘em. Rather, they’ll face you and relate what’s in their hearts, faithfully and incorruptibly.*

awE naturalE, the group’s debut, is hard to describe and even harder to categorize; it’s been floating between the pop, r&b, and electronic sections of the WOBC new shelf since it arrived a week or so ago. But no mind. This album is funky, cosmic, purposeful, other-worldzly, higher plane, cool. Whatever you do, don’t funk with this groove.

Notably, longtime fixture of the Seattle rap scene, Palaceer Lazaro — Shabazz Palaces, Digable Planets — appears on “God” and “Enchantruss.”

awE naturalE
01. awE
02. Bitch
03. Earthseed
04. QueenS
05. Existinct
06. Deeper
07. Sweat
08. Juiced
09. God (feat. Palaceer Lazaro)
10. Enchantruss (feat. Palaceer Lazaro)
11. Needs
12. Crash
13. naturalE

-Will Floyd

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