Gatefold 2LP-Set with Etching
"Before Def Jux, before Death Grips, before Yeezus, there was Dälek" (Noisey). Pioneers of alt hip-hop, Dälek (pronounced "die-a-lek") features rapper/producer MC Dälek, producer/live electronics Mike Manteca, and turntabilist DJ Rek. With roots in the mid-'90s DIY scene, Dälek has been delivering groundbreaking albums for over 20 years. They have enraptured fans and critics across all genres, garnering fans and earning accolades from the hip-hop, electronic, indie, metal, shoegaze, jazz and experimental communities After releasing seven studio albums, numerous collaborations, EPs, and remixes, they continue to push boundaries with each release.
"Endangered Philosophies is Dälek's signature sound pushed in new directions. Re-sculpted to say all that needs to be said today. It is no one element, but rather an amalgamation of the lyrics, sonics, drums, noise, melody, bass, and turntablism," explains MC Dälek of their newest work. "Endangered Philosophies is a very introspective record about very external forces. This isn't about one listen...it's about your evolving perception when you immerse yourself in the layers of sound and words. Endangered Philosophies is a record about the right now and yet will resonate differently each time it is listened to, in a word...timeless."