Asphalt For Eden

by DÄLEK

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Conceived in New Jersey from its emerging DIY scene from the late ‘90s, cult hop-hop trio DÄLEK were known as pioneers over the last fifteen years or so of an intriguing sound which fused a blend of progressive hip-hop artistry supported by a rhythmic backdrop consisting of sonic experimentation through noise music and dark ambient (they would be dubbed by journalists as what would happen when you mix Public Enemy and My Bloody Valentine). Their singularity would be highlighted in four defining milestone full-length albums released on Ipecac Recordings (one of them being their “Absence” masterpiece LP from 2005), along with live actions where the band would support the likes of Tool and The Melvins, and even collaborate with the likes of artists such as Faust. In Spring 2015 mastermind MC Dälek (a.k.a. Will Brooks, with the blessing of ex-member/co-producer Oktopus) revived DÄLEK after a hiatus with a new lineup which now includes DJ rEk and Mike Swarmbots and are now preparing to release their new album “Asphalt For Eden” which will be the first official DÄLEK release since their last full-length, 2009’s “Gutter Tactics”.

“Asphalt For Eden” sees a new creative peak for DÄLEK and will bring a new awareness for this cult hip-hop entity now resurrected once again and ready to show a formidable display of true hip hop artistry and experimentation through their new album and the plethora of touring the band have planned in support of it. A band which many see as one of the most genuine underground DIY hip hop iconoclasts.

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released April 22, 2016

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Track Name: Guaranteed Struggle
Victory is rare, what's guaranteed is the struggle Attempt to stay humble
We vent to stave hunger. X4

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Sacred symmetry
Vision stay doubled off 'Key...
Vernacular of actual MC
No sense in repenting humanity's last gasps
They clasp at material
Can't grasp my material
Infectious thought patterns define what's surreal
Flesh reconstructed but the essence never healed Hovered over self...
Self inflicted cap-peel
This type unpolished ending always lacked mass appeal Wait
Rate of accession correlates with how you kneel? Innocence is spilt but we just watch it congeal Falsehoods revealed just like truths...
Without proof it's just words we dilute
Dictated scripture still the breath of man's corrupt picture Spoils go to the victor so your history is rancid
Peep they reaction when you mention Black Panthers Outrage is standard
Action's at a minimum
They might have the podium
But lack the curriculum.
Chorus:
Victory is rare, what's guaranteed is the struggle Attempt to stay humble
We vent to stave hunger. X4

2.
These right here are tactile verses Open hand slap persons
Full immersion,
Certified word surgeon
Same lyricist just an updated version Understated skills that's for certain Older now, I'm nice off straight bourbon Immune to fake sermons
Your prophets straight serpents
Dälek ain't built for worship
This amount of knowledge make their program nervous
Delete that shit on purpose
Cognitive thought, no rehearsing
They don't teach this style, call me cursive
I'm cursed with perception of our ancients in a time with little patience
Opposition's tiny minded brittle faces, chasing, plasticine dreams seen on 4K flat screens Slow pace won't attract them crack fiends
Only built for hero-een
A hero when I'm gone
While I'm here a mere pawn in this chess match
Calm when I'm stressed Black.
Take your time digest that!

Chorus:
Victory is rare, what's guaranteed is the struggle Attempt to stay humble
We vent to stave hunger. X4