ALBUM REVIEW

THEESatisfaction

Awe Naturale

Released 2012

The silhouettes moving through the jungle evoke the strongly primal and sensual emotion you feel when listening to THEESatisfaction‘s 2012 Sub Pop debut, Awe Naturale. This is music you not so much listen to as you hear deep in your ancestral DNA. Track 3, “Queens,” is a song so sultry, so belly-warming and twitchy, it makes the repeated line “sweat on your cardigan” sound like pure sex. A later track contains the line, “try to deny the funk.” Settle into a comfy chair and listen to this one loud enough that you can feel the enormous bass. It has a physical presence here. Guest appearances from Tendai Maraire and Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces on a couple of songs, too.

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