Genre(s): Soul, Hip-Hop/Rap, Psychedelic
From: Seattle, Washington USA
Released: October 1, 2012
Review by Ron Worthy:
We discovered THEESatisfaction a while back while strolling through the aisles of New York’s Other Music. As is usually the case, I go in with something in mind, pick that up, then immediately begin trolling for cool album covers or descriptions that grab my attention. On this day, I was genuinely lazy and asked for a recommendation. At the time, I had just purchased Shabazz Palaces LP, Black Up, and was looking for something a little less aggressive. At the suggestion of THEESatisfactions first LP, awE naturlE, I copped it and listened to the album on the way back to Brooklyn.
The sultry vocals and West London inspired tracks pulled me in but the spirit and guts behind the project kept me. So, when I discovered this very short, almost punk rock (because of the song lengths) album, I couldn’t wait. Plus, I love Anita Baker too so we were halfway there.
I really enjoyed the entire album because it creates an immediate atmosphere even with the local news on in the background 🙂 The atmospheric and psychedelic production complement the airy soulful vocals, which float over the grooves nicely. Calling it an album is a bit of a stretch, since these tunes are more like ideas that may or may not be completed at some point. Some would say these are just short songs, which I’ll buy. In either case, for those of you that have not heard of this Seattle based duo, this will be a great intro. Short and sweet.
Favorite Tracks: Comprehension, Black Fact