Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

QUAKERS / Quakers [2012]

You're Geoff Barrow and your band, Portishead has a rough time getting off it's ass and making a new album.  So what do you do?  You create some side-projects to pass the time.  One is spiratic trip-hoppers Beak>, another is the Judge Dredd inspired Drokk and the other is 2012's hip-hop group Quakers.
Recruiting an army of well-known acts and lesser known unsigned MySpace artists to lay their voices over Barrows & Co.'s 41 rhythms and backbeats, Quakers is a huge project that could have easily been a complete disaster.  Fortunately that isn't the case here.  Not a moment is wasted and there's no single input phoned in by the contributor.  It's all by artists who are genuinely in love with their craft and are damned good at what they do.  

4 Radioheads out of 5

Songs Of Note: Fitta HappierDark City Lights

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