Dälek release ‘Molten’ ahead of November live dates

Dälek release ‘Molten’ ahead of November live dates

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DÄLEK RELEASE ‘MOLTEN’ AHEAD OF NOVEMBER LIVE DATES,

NEW SHOW IN LEEDS ADDED

The abrasive, otherworldly hiphop pioneers Dälek will be touring this month for a week of live shows, following on from the release of their 2016 comeback LP, Asphalt For Eden (Profound Lore), the first new record from the NYC trio since 2009. Ahead of these shows, they have released a brand new track, ‘Molten’, and the wind-tunnel production and furious wordsmith delivery that have become the group’s calling card have been amped up to reflect the song’s theme…

  “After this unprecedented Presidential campaign, a venting was needed. This is bigger than the individual candidates, bigger than a broken system, bigger than the dumbing down of America. ‘Molten’ is the quiet rage, angst, and sadness against the current climate in our country and in this world, it’s a state of mind and emotions manifested. ‘Molten’ is the guttural yell into the nothingness by those of us who still think.”

 

LISTEN TO DÄLEK’S NEW TRACK, ‘MOLTEN’

  Dälek have shared stages with influential artists such as KRS One, Tomahawk, The Melvins, TOOL, Grandmaster Flash, Jesu, Dillinger Escape Plan, Pharcyde, RJD2, DeLa Soul, Prince Paul, Lovage, ZU, Black Heart Procession, Gaslamp Killer, Earth, Flying Lotus, The Bug, Mastodon, Fantomas and more. In 2011, Dälek quietly went on hiatus for an undetermined amount of time, as the members needed a break from the rigorous schedule on the road – as such, these dates mark the return the of a much loved and missed stage presence.

 

Their live performances are known as intense events that often end in a shoved mic stand and sonically assaultive layers of sound. Witnessing Dälek live is like coming face to face with the bastard child of Public Enemy and My Bloody Valentine; an amalgamation of the heaviest noise that the Velvet Underground or Merzbow ever unleashed and the knowledge spit by the likes of Rakim. The trio leaves you in a trance, sends shivers down your spine from the haunting beats intertwined with ambient textures and noise scales, and hits you with a powerful raw flow from one of the most charismatic MC’s of his, or any, era.

‘GUARANTEED STRUGGLE’ VIDEO

ASPHALT FOR EDEN FULL STREAM

DÄLEK LIVE DATES:

22/11 – The Louisiana, Bristol
23/11 – Saint Lukes, Glasgow

24/11 – Chunk, Leeds *new addition
25/11 – Thomas House, Dublin
26/11 – Corsica Studios, London
27/11 – Islington Mill, Salford
28/11 – Magasin 4, Brussels

For press accreditation and feature requests, please don’t hesitate to get in contact (lauren@rarelyunable.com)

 

PRAISE FOR 2016’S ASPHALT FOR EDEN

“Dialling back the feedback-riven guitar cacophony and long codas for more introspective ambient electronica. It works a treat. The intensity of MC Dälek’s worldly-wise apocalyptic wordplay on ‘Guaranteed Struggle’ and ‘Masked Laughter (Nothing’s Left)’ help reinvent their trademark sound without sacrificing its essence.”MOJO

“Sounding leaner, more energised and angrier than ever, Asphalt For Eden proves Dälek have lost none of their relevancy and casts and imposing shadow over the current industrial hip-hop scene they helped to foster.”TERRORIZER, ALBUM OF THE MONTH

“A woozy and dream-like experience…while there’s an extremely wide spectrum when it comes to hip-hop styles, it’s always nice to hear original voices like Dälek and its encouraging to know that they’ve returned to making music.”

– LOUDER THAN WAR (PRINT REVIEW)

“You can dig deep into Dälek and be sure that you’ll never reach the bottom.” THE 405

“Their sound is as murky, brutal and strangely melodic as ever… A smouldering mix of droney ambience, noise rock and old school hip hop.” – DROWNED IN SOUND

“‘Asphalt For Eden’ undoubtedly shows Dalek at their creative best, and once again pushes boundaries of not just hip-hop but underground music in general… ‘Asphalt For Eden’ is ultimately intoxicating. Dälek make no attempts to grab at the mainstream and have created an aurally challenging body of work. It’s what hip-hop needs and proves there are no boundaries when it comes to true artistry. In a world of ‘Hotline Bling’s’ and misogynistic charlatans being hailed as poets, Dalek are more important than ever and demand your attention.” – PUNKTASTIC

“Asphalt For Eden is no less vitriolic, menacing or visionary than before. A swelling mass of synths and effects-laden guitars build awe-inspiring, monumental walls of sound through which the beats and rhymes dance a tune riling against the ills of this world. Politics, religion, social injustice and violence aren’t safe from the razor-sharp tongue of Mr Brooks; eschewing the swagger and cockiness plaguing many who try to make their (often all-too self-serving) voices heard, it is his intelligence and wit that drives these diatribes we should all be taking note of.”THE DIGITAL FIX

“…as dark and discordant as a blood-stained MPC being chucked down an ominous, winding staircase.”THE MONITORS

 

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