• IYA SHILLELAGH - Waterweight
  • IYA SHILLELAGH - Waterweight

IYA SHILLELAGH - Waterweight


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Cold Light / Bristol/South-West vocalist and poet ELDON links up with producer Withdrawn, pressed on vinyl for the great FELT label for an absolutely brilliant four track EP titled 'Waterweight'.

All who want to feel the spirit of the UK's undercurrent, a chant-down of the political shitstem (in the words of Peter Tosh) - here, IYA SHILLELAGH shines a dim light with glimmers of hope, reflected in submerged dancehall and cool and deadly dub poetry at it's finest - a surreal trip through vapourous, smoked out worlds that still manage to feel utterly rooted in our reality. Injected with a sense of surreal futurism, ELDON seems to be channeling the best of LKJ and Space Ape, but with his very unique twist and near-magic wordplay. Listen close.

A crucial document, if you ask us.
Sleeve art and style is tip top too. Comes with nice fold out insert poster as well.

"Stark, cavernous and politically critical dub-poetry lands next on FELT in a vital sign-of-the-times fashion. Where much new music in our scene seems to act as a conduit for escapism, usually via melodic mind-balm or, if vocal at all, lyrical surrealism and ambiguity, the collaborative works of ELDON & Withdrawn take the left turn. The sound design perfectly fits into the FELT jigsaw puzzle: cold, slightly glitch-inspired, echo/reverb minimalism etc, but things are kicked up a stratosphere with the half dancehall-toasting, half scathing analysis of modern Britain coming straight from the mouth of ELDON.

Processed, enveloping kalimba notes shatter off into the distance in the opening moments of 'reGenaRation' before we're plunged into the depths. Bleeding into the title track, the A-side is all claustrophobic commentary on trickle down economics, overdrafts, killer shark metaphors and empire. Adam & Eve? Rewind and there's Shango, god of thunder and lightning. 5 rewinds later - still going. The B-side continues with equal strength, amazing wordplay and broken, industrial rhythms for a broken United Kingdom."

You've read it, now you need to HEAR it.

>> don't sleep on this. Proper nice pressing and sleeve, with foldout insert too.


Waterweight (ft. How Du)

Out Ere As A Outlaw (feat Shifting Borders)