The Spaceape Releases Free Download 'Xorcism' EP

Inspired by Haitian culture...
Xorcism

The Spaceape has released free download EP 'Xorcism' - inspired by Haitian culture.

A reclusive, mysterious figure in British bass culture, The Spaceape has just made his next move. Placing a link online, the MC (real name Stephen Samuel Gordon) has pointed fans towards a new seven track free download containing some deeply personal material.

'Xorcism' contains seven short chapters, dealing with Gordon's experience of coping with a rare form of cancer, Neurolymphamatosis for the past three years. Partly inspiring The Spaceape's contributions to Kode9's 'Black Sun' album, those themes of bodily malfunction and radiation return again on the new EP.

Using samples from traditional Haitian culture, the effect is illusive yet direct. Rooted in a loose knit yet very distinct spiritual sensibility, what emerges is an extremely powerful of dealing with the constraints life throws against us.

Download the EP below.

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Samples taken from;

Title: Contredance (1)
Artist: Drummers of the Societe Absolument Guinin
Album: Voodoo Drums, Drummers of the Societe Absolument Guinin (Universal Sound, 2001)

Title: Rara\Bizango (2)
Artist: Artibonite\Archaie
Album: Rhythms of Rapture, Sacred Musics of Haitian Vodou (Smithsonian Folkway Recordings, 1995)

Title: Afranchi (3)
Artist: Drummers of the Societe Absolument Guinin
Album: Voodoo Drums, Drummers of the Societe Absolument Guinin (Universal Sound, 2001)

Title: Chant et Tambour sur Cadre Jajar (4)
Artist: Anastasija Vasilevna Gitorovka
Album: Kamtchatka: Tambours de Danse de L'extreme ̂ -Orient Siberien (Buda Musique, 1999 ́ )

Title: Accapella (5)
Artist: Irina Khristoforovna Kolegova
Album: Kamtchatka: Tambours de Danse de L'extreme ̂ -Orient Siberien ( ́ Buda Musique, 1999)

Title: Vaksin Mix / Madolfe / Neg Yo Rele / Pa Blie / Map Navigue (6)
Artist: Street Music of Haiti
Album: Rara in Haiti (Soul Jazz Records, 2010)

Title: Laserenal (7)
Artist: Premye Nimewo Group
Album: Rhythms of Rapture, Sacred Musics of Haitian Vodou (Smithsonian Folkway Recordings, 1995)

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