FIRMAMENTUM (LTD GOLDEN LP + MP3)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK
The debut album from Gawd Status aka King Kashmere and Joker Starr as a limited edition of 500 numbered copies on gold coloured vinyl with download code included.
‘Firmamentum’ (out 30th August) is the debut album from Gawd Status aka King Kashmere and Joker Starr. Fronted by lead singles “Heavy Metal” and “The Alchemist ft. Fae Simon”, the LP showcases Gawd Status’ versatility and eclecticism as an unconventional producer/MC duo, delivering a killer and off-kilter record that lies in between the worlds of hip-hop, psychedelia and soul.
Featuring on the record, fellow UK MCs Micall Parksun and Big Cakes (who has collaborated with the Godfather of grime Wiley) team up on politically-charged, Thabo Mbeki-inspired “I Am An African”. While Anyway Tha God, one half of the Jones Brothers with Joker Starr, flows hard over “Amplified Science”. “Messiah Hybrids” showcases the duo delivering what they do best, a conscious straight-up hip-hop banger.
‘Firmamentum' covers topics of madness, slavery, the rise of A.I., false Gods, the transmutation of matter, Joker Starr elaborates, “I will always talk about different modes of creation, God, Spiritual beliefs and theories. Firmamentum touches on a bunch of theories ranging from flat earth to aliens”. King Kashmere adds, “production-wise, the sort of psychedelic vibe is something it just grew into… it’s pretty interesting how art can grow and shape context over time”. [info sheet from distr.]