Kode9 & The Spaceape – The Killing Season EP
The Killing Season EP is the first collaborative release from Kode9 & the Spaceape since their 2011 album Black Sun. The lyrical themes explored on The Spaceape’s 2012 Haitian inspired EP “Xorcism” are expanded. The emotional, spiritual and psychological effects of living with illness and the “unknown” are dissected wryly, but often with unforgiving brutality in this new batch of songs.
‘Chasing A Beast’, depicts a nightmarish scenario where the cards are clearly stacked, culminating with our character’s nemesis, “..a white magic woman” offering “..a gun or a knife”.
‘Devil is a Liar’, spits in the eye of those who live in fear of “burning in hell”. “The greatest trick the Devil ever was convincing the world he didn’t exist”.
‘Heart’ unhooks the life support and strips back the beats onto which The Spaceape grieves for this “vital organ”, languidly delivering a litany of deceit and betrayal perpetrated by our “souls sacred ghetto”.
‘Pictures on the Wall’ wryly paints its own picture of the stasis one finds oneself in, as images stare back, depicting a world far from their own.
Finally, ‘Autumn has Come’ maps the body onto a decaying city as Winter approaches. Under the strain of impairment, the City still glimmers in sunlight, defiantly looking ahead to the change in season despite growing uncertainty.
‘The Killing Season EP’ is due out on October 27th 2014 on Hyperdub. Watch the video for “The Devil Is A Liar” below.